In spite of the declaration of a state of emergency, the University will continue its current class system for the time being, and will conduct classes using both face-to-face and online classes.

Message from the President “Regarding the University’s response to the declaration of a state of emergency" (Japanese only)

For the time being, the library will continue to provide its current services to Hitotsubashi University members.
Please refer to the following page for the service details.

Library services after April 1

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.

16,000 academic ebooks included in Oxford Scholarship Online are now available. Oxford Scholarship Online provides academic ebooks from Oxford University Press, spanning 20 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:
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) > Oxford Scholarship Online

Here are some e-resources that are available from off-campus. Please use them for your research and study at home.
We will keep this page updated.

How to Use

Please be sure to log in to MyLibrary with your Hitotsubashi authentication ID before using this service.
For basic usage, please see Remote Access.

The licensed e-resources that can be accessed from off-campus

E-resources accessible for a limited time as a trial from off-campus

  • D1-Law [added July 29, 2020] [updated October 1, 2021]
    • A comprehensive database of laws and legal precedents in Japan.
    • ID and Password are necessary to access from off campus.
    • ID and Password issued in 2020 are still available.
    • If you need new ID and Password, please contact us from here.
    • Period: – March 31, 2022
  • eol [added June 16, 2020] [updated March 24, 2021]
    • A database of corporate information such as securities reports, financial statements, and financial data.
    • *Off-campus access is available for a limited time.
    • Number of simultaneous accesses: 2. Please log out when you finish using.
  • JSTOR ( e-journals) [added April 20, 2020] [updated May 11, 2021]
    • Archives of e-journals in various fields.
    • Period for e-journals: – June 30, 2022
    • *Using contents not contracted by the University is available for a limited time.
  • LEX/DB INTERNET [added May 19, 2020] [updated August 4, 2020]
    • The database of Japanese judicial precedent.
    • *Japanese Only
    • Period: – March 31, 2022
    • Number of simultaneous accesses: 10. Please log out when you finish using.
  • NikkeiNEEDS-FinancialQUEST [updated September 2, 2021]
    • The database that allows you to download various data from Nikkei Inc.’s Comprehensive Economic Data Bank System in Excel format from the web.
    • If you would like to obtain an ID and password that can be used from off-campus, please click here (Japanese Only) for information on the usage environment and other details before applying.
    • Period: – March 31, 2022
  • Oxford Scholarship Online EBA [added April 28, 2020] [updated July 1, 2021]
    • E-books (excluding handbooks) published by Oxford University Press. It covers 27 fields from humanities and social sciences to medical sciences. Read more.
    • Period: – January 31, 2022
    • * All titles are available including contents not contracted by the university for a limited time.
  • ProQuest Primary Resources [added September 1, 2021][End of trial period]
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks [added May 13, 2020] [updated April 8, 2022]
    • 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.
    • Period: – April 30, 2022
    • *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.
  • Haver Analytics [added May 24, 2021] [updated June 3, 2021][End of trial period]
    • Haver Analytics has 250+ databases from over 1350 government and private sources. please click here.
    • Period: -July 25, 2021 (Sunday)
    • Please apply from Google Classroom


  • Use of electronic resources is limited to members of the University.
  • The following acts are prohibited by contract. If not, the service of Hitotsubashi University as a whole may be suspended.
    • Downloading large amounts of data collectively or continuously using automatic download software, etc.
    • Use for any purpose other than personal academic research and education
    • Redistribution to third parties
    • Other unauthorized access
  • For details on the terms of use of each content, please refer to the terms and conditions (Terms and Conditions, User Agreement, etc.) on each provider’s site.

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.