Electricity rates are expected to increase significantly this fiscal year.
We ask for your further cooperation in saving electricity in the following.

3UP / 3DOWN

Use the stairs to move three floors, not elevators.

Turn off diligently

Turn off the lights when you leave the carrels or the reading area.

Summer 28°C / Winter 20°C

The air conditioning is set at 28°C in summer and 20°C in winter.
Bring clothes that you can layer to adjust to the weather.

Thank you for your cooperation.

〈Schedule〉
9:00-13:00 on Saturday, 28th May 2022 (Japan Time)

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

12,000 academic ebooks published from 2017 to 2022 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 2017 to 2022. 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

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 → October 31, 2022
*Off-campus access is available.
*For remote access, please go to Remote Access.

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

Weekdays
Quarter
Weekdays
Break
Sat., Sun., Holidays
Quarter
Sat., Sun., Holidays
Break
Library Main Building8:40-22:008:40-19:009:30-20:009:30-19:00
Periodicals Annex8:40-21:308:40-18:309:30-19:309:30-18:30
Reading Room8:40-21:308:40-18:30

*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.
  • Photography in the library requires prior application.

*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 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.

〈Schedule〉
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.