The usage regulations of the Chiyoda Campus Library have been amended as follows.

1. Change of material categories and loan periods

From February 16, 2022, we will add a new category of “Books for Study" to the materials in the Chiyoda Campus Library. We will change the loan period from “2 weeks" to “Same as the Main Library".
Except “Books for Study", graduate students can borrow books for two months and faculties can borrow books until the end of the fiscal year.
However, if a book is reserved for more than two months after the check-out date, we may ask you to return it.

The new loan period will be effective for loans and renewals after 10:00 a.m. on February 21, 2022.

Click here for the list of material categories and loan periods at the Main Library.

Amended Article: Hitotsubashi University, Usage Regulations of the Chiyoda Campus Library, Article 7, Paragraph 3 and Appendix 2 (related to Article 7, Paragraph 3) *Japanese ONLY
Effective date: February 16, 2022

2. Penalty for Overdue

Penalties for overdue materials will be applied from April 1, 2022.
The penalty period for materials borrowed from the Chiyoda Campus will be the same as that for the Central Library. During the penalty period, no new materials can be checked out or renewed. (The number of days you are late from the due date, up to 60 days, with a grace period of 10 days)

Click here for the penalty rules of the Main Library.

Amended Article: Hitotsubashi University, Usage Detailed Regulations of the Chiyoda Campus Library, Article 7 (newly established) *Japanese ONLY
Effective date: April 1, 2022

You have to return all library materials if you will graduate or retire in March 2022.
Please check your lending status on MyLibrary.

All library services, including MyLibrary, will expire on the end date of enrollment.
For those who are graduating or completing their studies, it will expire on March 18, 2022, and for those who are retiring, it will expire on the end date of employment.
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 9:00 – 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 around March 10th.
    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 at Hitotsubashi University, you can make a temporary user’s pass with an expiration date of March 31 if you have documents that can confirm your enrollment or employment (e.g., admission permit). Please bring your documents and consult at the counter. (Weekdays 9:00 – 17:00)
    You cannot take over the books on loan. Please return them once by March 31, 2022.
    *Penalties for overdue books will be carried over.

Due to the lightning work in the Periodicals Annex, using of the reading area and bookshelves will be restricted during following schedule. Also, some noise may occur.

DateLocationHow to use
2/12(Sat.)B1FUnavailable all day
2/21(Mon.) – 2/22(Tue.)1F, 2F1F: Access allowed
2F: Retrieval by Staff (until 5 p.m.)
2/24(Thu.)4F, 5FRetrieval by Staff (until 5 p.m.)
2/25(Fri.) – 2/26(Sat.)AllLibrary Closed *For entrance examinations
3/7(Mon.) – 3/8(Tue.)3FRetrieval by Staff (until 5 p.m.)
  • On 2/12 (Sat.), staff will not be available retrieving books on B1F.
  • On 2/21 (Mon.) and 22 (Tue.), you may enter the 1F, but it will be dark and there may be equipment in the corridors. Please use with caution.
  • On 2/25 (Fri.) and 26 (Sat.), the library main building and the Periodicals Annex will be closed all day for the entrance examinations.

Retrieval by Staff

If the “How to use" column indicate “Retrieval by Staff", please fill in the book borrowing slip and apply at the counter before 5 p.m.. The application received after 5 p.m., you will not be able to use.

If you know in advance that you will use materials on a restricted floor, please apply accordance with “Reserving Stack Area Materials."

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your cooperation.

9:00-19:00 on Saturday, 26th Feb. 2022 (Japan Time)

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

HERMES-IR (Hitotsubashi Educational and Research MEdia Service-Institutional Repository) is an archive which stores digital copies of research outputs and collections of the University. Hitotsubashi University Library follows necessary copyright protection procedures as contents are digitally processed and released on the Internet.

We would like to inform that abstracts attached with research outputs featured mainly in the University publications (i.e. journals, discussion papers, working papers) are going to be open to parties outside the University such as research database providers. We ask authors of abstracts to kindly understand that the purpose of disclosure is to further increase discoverability of the University’s research outputs, and to give permission to the use of abstracts as described below. If the author does NOT permit use of any abstract(s), they are asked to contact us by Friday, March 31st, 2022.

Please note that “permission of use” refers to reproduction rights and public transmission rights included in copyrights. Copyrights will not be transferred by giving permission to the above. For further details, see below.

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

Period: January 28 – April 3, 2022

Due date
Undergraduate studentsMonday, April 18, 2022
Graduate students: Books for StudyMonday, April 18, 2022
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 January 28.

19,000 academic ebooks included in 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.

The library will choose ebooks when you send a purchasing request for the title within this package during this period as long as the contracted amount does not exceed. After the period, titles to be purchased are determined based on the usage reports indicating which titles are the most popular within the university during the period under an EBA model.

If you would like to search only Oxford Scholarship Online, click a radio button “Oxford Scholarship Online".

How to access off-campus:
1. Log in to My Library
2. Database List > Oxford Scholarship Online


12:00-20:00 on Sunday, 16 January. 2022(Japan Time)

All ProQuest Services (ProQuest Platform etc.)

Taylor & Francis eBooks now available. 

More than 100,000 eBooks from a variety of publishers are available, including Routledge for the humanities and social sciences, and CRC Press for the science and technology sector.
*All titles are available for a limited time including contents not contracted by the university.
*Titles in the trial are not available for download in PDF, but only for online viewing and printing.

Period: – December 31, 2021 → April 30, 2022
*Off-campus access is available.
*For remote access, please go to Remote Access.

Due to maintenance of telephone systems, the library’s telephone lines will be temporarily unavailable on the following dates.

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 14:30 – 16:30

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.