Welcome to Hitotsubashi University!
All Hitotsubashi University Library staff are looking forward to helping you.

We have a playlist for new students on our YouTube channel. Please check it out as well. *Japanese ONLY

Opening Hours

Sat., Sun., Holidays
Sat., Sun., Holidays
Library Main Building8:40-22:00
[Spring Semester] 8:40-20:00
[Spring Semester] Sat. CLOSED
Periodicals Annex8:40-21:30
[Spring Semester] 8:40-19:30
[Spring Semester] Sat. CLOSED
Reading Room8:40-21:30
[Spring Semester] 8:40-19:30

*more details, show here.

How to enter

Entrance of the library is at the Clock Tower on the West Campus.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, the main entrance is closed. You can use the south entrance.
*Click here for details.

The student ID card is required to enter / exit the library or to checkout books.

Self-guided library tour gives you a brief overview of library service and facilities.
*Click here for details.

Circulation Service

Checkout LimitsLoan Period
(Books for study)
Loan Period
(Other books)
Undergraduate Students10 books2 weeks2 weeks
Graduate Students/Researchers30 books2 weeks2 months

*Click here for details.

About MyLibrary

With MyLibrary you can:

  • Check of Status of Loan/Reservation
  • Extension of Return Dates
  • Reservation for On-loan Materials
  • Request other campus materials
  • Group study room reservation
  • Photocopy / Interlibrary Loan
  • Book purchase request
  • Remote Access

*Click here for details.

IT environment

In the library, you can use the university’s wireless LAN and the same PC and printer as the Information Education Building.

*Click here for details.

Search Materials

You can search library materials and e-resource contents with HERMES-Search.
HERMES-Search is available from the search box in the center of the library website.

Databeses, e-Journals, e-Books

See below for the electronic resources available at Hitotsubashi University.

If you want to use them from off-campus, show here.

Help Desk

You can ask a librarian about how to use the library, how to find materials and using materials from other institutions.

  • Place: Library Main Building 1st floor
  • Service Hour:
    [Quarter] Weekdays 9:00-17:00
    [Break] Weekdays 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00

* As a general rule, questions to the help desk are accepted from inquiry from Ask a librarian to prevent infectious diseases.

Rules and Regulations

  • Please take good care of books.
  • Please put books back in the original place after using them.
  • Please do not eat or drink.
    *Only drinks in sealed containers are allowed.
  • Please return books before due date.

*Click here for details

Event Guide

The library holds a variety of events throughout the year. 
Click here for details. *Japanese ONLY

Information for Graduate Students

* The contents are intended for graduate students, but can also be viewed by undergraduate students.

Guidance for Graduate Students

Google Classroom (for fraduate students: online guidance) provides videos and slide materials on how to find materials and library services.
How to use ▶Access Google Classroom ▶ Sign in with your Hitotsubashi Authentication ID ▶ Join a class ▶ View various contents
*Japanese ONLY

Institutional Repository

HERMES-IR, Hitotsubashi Educational and Research MEdia Service-Institutional Repository, is an archive which collects, preserves and disseminates digital copies of research outputs of the University.
*Click here for details.

The entrance/exit gate of the library will change on March 24, 2021.
You have to touch the IC card or hold the barcode card over not only when entering the library but also when leaving.
As a result, it will be possible to know the length of stay of visitors. We expect that we will be able to quickly identify the person who was present at the time of the outbreak of infectious disease or large disasters.

It may be inconvenient, but we appreciate your cooperation.

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.

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.

12,000 academic ebooks published from 2012 to 2020 by Cambridge University Press or other partner press are now available. New titles will come up every month.

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

* Some titles are not available even if they are published from 2012 to 2020. Cambridge History Series, Cambridge Companion Series, Handbooks and Textbooks are also not covered.

* 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.

ACCESS:  https://www.cambridge.org/core/
* Titles with this icon are available (including purchased ones).

How to access off-campus:
Log in to My Library > Remote Access Database Menu (リモートアクセス データベースメニュー) > Cambridge Core (Journals and Books)

We will continue to provide services at the current “Limited Opening" for the present though the alert level of Hitotsubashi University has been raised to “Level 3" with the issuance of the state of emergency.
Please check the following page for service details.

Library services available now

In the future, the service content may change depending on the situation.
We will notify you of any changes on this website.

To prevent the spread of infection, please strictly observe the following precautions when visiting the library.

  • Please refrain from entering the library if you are unwell, such as fever, cough, or feeling lethargic.
  • You must wear a mask. If you do not wear it, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • Please wash your hands or disinfect your fingers.
  • There are disinfectants for the desk on each floor. Please disinfect by yourself when using the reading seat.

Thank you for your cooperation.

NDL Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries will be unavailable during the following period due to system maintenance:

  • Monday, January 4, 2021 (all day)

Even during the above period, you can view materials that are “available online" from NDL Digital Collections.

Thank you for your understanding.