The Library offers long-term loans for the Spring Vacation.

Period: July 19 ~ September 9, 2024

CategoryDate due
Undergraduate studentsTuesday, September 24, 2024
Graduate students: Books for StudyTuesday, September 24, 2024
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.
  • The loan period of the Chiyoda Campus Library materials will also be extended on the same schedule.

About Renewal

  • 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 July 19.

20,000 academic ebooks from Oxford Scholarship Online are now available. Oxford Scholarship Online provides academic ebooks from Oxford University Press, spanning 27 subject areas. New titles will come up every month.

Oxford Scholarship Online does not cover handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Titles on Oxford Scholarship Online Archive are not included.

The library will cancel ebooks when you send a purchasing request for the title within this package during this period. After the period, titles to be purchased are determined, based on the usage, etc.

ACCESS:  Oxford Scholarship Online
 ※Please log in to “Hitotsubashi Authentication System Single Sign-On" when accessing from off-campus.

Available titles are listed under “Find out more>Browse all books in this collection" on the above site.

Editor’s perspective: Preparing Manuscript for Top Journals

Prof. Israr Qureshi, the associate editor at top management journals such as Business & Society, Information Systems Journal, and MIS Quarterly (not handling new submissions), will talk about the basics of article writing and submission preparation from an editor’s perspective. There is an interactive session in which participants will receive advice and opinions on papers they are actually preparing.

・There will be a case study (open advice) session within this seminar. If you would like to receive open advice from prof. Qureshi on a paper you are preparing or a research you are considering publishing as a journal article, please let us know in the registration form!

Inquiries: Institutional Research Office, Hirtotsubashi
Hitotsubashi University

The access method for WestlawNext, a comprehensive database of legal information focusing on U.S. law, will be changed on the following date and time.

Date of change: Monday, June 10, 2024, around 9:00 a.m.

After that, when you click the database name on the database list, the Hitotsubashi Authentication ID Single Sign-On screen will appear, regardless of whether you are connecting from the on-campus or off-campus network. Please sign in with your Hitotsubashi Authentication ID and password.

*After signing in, you can use the database as before.
*Personalized settings such as “Time Zone" and “History" can be customized in “Profile Settings>My Preferences" in the upper right corner of the top screen. If you check “Send History At Sing Off" under “History," you can send your search history to a specified e-mail address when you sign off. Please make sure to change the e-mail address to your own before using this function.
*To sign off completely, close your entire browser.

We will shoot a video inside the library as follows.

[Date] June 7, 2024 (Fri.) from 9:00 am to noon
[Place] Library Entrance, Main Building and Reading Room

  • This is a video shoot for the Open Campus 2024. This video will be available to the public.
  • There will be no close-up shots of faces but there is a possibility that you will be in the background.
  • Some noise may be generated.

Thank you for your cooperation.

9:00-14:00 on Saturday, 25th May. 2024 (Japan Time)

〈Suspended service〉
All JapanKnowledge Services (JapanKnowledge Lib, Select contents and JKBooks)

*As of 9:00 2024/5/10, the problem has been resolved.

We have an access problem of Hermes-Link and e-Journal / e-Book List via Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
The cause of the problem is now under investigation. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you have a problem accessing Hermes-Link and e-Journal / e-Book List, please change your browser.
*The problem might be resolved by updating Google Chrome to the latest version (124.0.6367.119).

In April limited, the help desk for international students has been set up. The student staff would support international students with any questions or requests regarding library services. Please feel free to consult the student staff.

Implementation period: April 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26th
Opening Hours: As of the date above 13:00~17:00
Venue: Help desk on the 1st floor of the Main Library
Supported Languages: Japanese, English

*Explanation of the library usage will be given to international students from 15:15 on April 16, 19, 23, 26th. (about 30 minutes)  
 Please join us!

Questions include but are not limited to:

  • How to find access to certain books or articles,
  • How to use the self-checkout machines,
  • How to borrow certain reading materials from other institutions,
  • How to print electronic files in the library.

We have entered into a three-year transformative agreement (*1) with Elsevier from April 2024 to March 2027.

*1 Transformative Agreement
This is the agreement under which the fees paid by universities and other institutions to publishers for access to articles will be progressively converted to APCs (Article Processing Charges), with the aim of expanding open access publication.

Under this agreement, open access publication of articles submitted as Corresponding Author to Core Hybrid Journals in Elsevier’s designated Freedom Collection is eligible for OA support.

For more information, please see the following page;

Support for Open Access

13,000 academic ebooks published from 2018 to 2023 by Cambridge University Press or other partner press are now available.

Partner press: Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute, Liverpool University Press, etc.

* Cambridge History Series, Cambridge Companion Series, Handbooks and Textbooks are also not covered.
* As a rule, purchase requests for eligible titles during this period will be cancelled.

ACCESS: Cambridge core
* Titles with this icon are available (including purchased ones).

* Off-campus access is available.
* For remote access, please go to Remote Access