Our website will be down for maintenance from 10 am until the evening on March 8. The outage might have to be extended if any unanticipated problems occur. During maintenance, urgent messages will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

You can still use HERMES-Search, HERMES-Catalog, MyLibrary, and HERMES-IR. You can still use databases also via the Databases List and e-journals via the title list or HERMES-Search. Some electronic resources are available from off-campus. Please access via MyLibrary. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

“BELL” No.195, a University Library public relations magazine, has been issued.

image: BELL No.195

BELL No.195

Newsletter BELL

Due to the entrance examination for Hitotsubashi University, the Library will be closed on the following schedule.

  • February 25 and 26, 2021
  • March 12, 2021
  • March 21 and 22, 2021

In addition, we may be late with the response to some applications and inquiries.
Thank you for your understanding.

[Affected Services]

  • ILL(photocopy/loan)
  • Mailing photocopies service
  • Reference Service(Ask a librarian)

“BELL” No.194, a University Library public relations magazine, has been issued.

image: BELL No.194

BELL No.194

Newsletter BELL

You have to return all library materials if you will graduate or retire in March 2021.
Please check your lending status on MyLibrary.

All library services include MyLibrary will expire on March 31, 2021.
The expire date is different from some services of Information Systems Management Headquarters, for example Gmail.

You may return them to the book return drop outside of the entrance or also mail them back.

  • Send them by traceable service. (ex: “Yu-Pack”, “Letter Pack” of Japan Post co., ltd.)
  • Wrap the books in a plastic bag to prevent rain and water.
  • Pay postage by yourself.

The delivery address is as follows;

2-1, Naka, Kunitachi-Shi, Tokyo, 186-8602
Hitotsubashi University Library, Circulation Section

*If there is the product name area, please write “Return Book".

  • For faculty and staff who will continue to be enrolled, please contact the counter. (Weekdays 9:30 – 17:00)
  • For students who will continue to be enrolled with the same student ID(extension of enrollment period), we will extend the expiration date for the library using by March 25th.
    We will not extend the loan period, please renew with MyLibrary by yourself.
  • For students who go on to a master’s or doctoral program at Hitotsubashi University or who will be employed on campus cannot take over the books on loan. Please return them once by March 31, 2021.

The computer area on the 1st floor will be unavailable due to routine maintenance on February 10 from 1pm until closing time.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Due to the lighting work of the Periodicals Annex, noise may occur from 1/28 to 2/12.
Some areas will not be available on the following schedule.

Friday, January 29 – Tuesday, February 2

The following materials placed on the 2nd floor of the Periodicals Annex will pickup by the library staff.
When you use them, please ask the staff at the counter.

  • Newspaper Back Issues(Nikkei and Asahi)
  • Statistical Books
  • White Papers
  • Materials of EU Information Center

Please also use the databases for the Newspaper Back Issue.

Wednesday, February 3 – Friday, February 12

Some reading seats will not be available.
Please check the notice on the day for the applicable area.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation.


12:00-20:00 on Sunday, 31st Jan. 2021(Japan Time)
*ProQuest ebook Platforms (2 hour maintenance window)

All ProQuest Services (ProQuest Platform etc.)

The Library offers long-term loans for the spring holidays.

Period: from January 29 to March 31, 2021

Date due
Undergraduate studentsThursday, April 15, 2021
Graduate students: Books for StudyThursday, April 15, 2021
Graduate students: Books for Research2 months (as usual)
  • This does not include bound periodicals, and “not for loan” items.
  • When the expiration date of the student ID card is earlier than the due date, the expiration date will be regarded as the due date.

Materials of the Chiyoda Campus Library

PeriodDate due
From January 6 to March 31,2021Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • Users can renew materials already borrowed into the long-term loan period, unless the materials are overdue or have been reserved by another user.
  • Using MyLibrary, users can view their checked-out or reserved items and renew their loans.
  • When using MyLibrary, users can renew into the long-term loan period from 9 a.m. on January 29.