Trial Reading for the Maruzen eBook Library is now available. Users are able to access over 70,000 Japanese ebook titles. A detail of this trial is here (go to Japanese page).

Opening hours and entering method of the Reading Room will change.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the sudden change, and appreciate your cooperation.

[Change Date] Wednesday, September 16

– September 15September 16 –
Opening hours8:30 – 19:009:30 – 17:10
Entering methodCentral stairs of the Clock Tower2nd floor, Main building of the Library

Due to the library system renewal, MyLibrary widget (Panel view of Information etc.) settings will be reset on September 28. If you have customized the widget setting, please re-setup it after September 28. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Due to the library system renewal, the new arrival alert service of MyLibrary will be terminated on September 27. Thank you for using.

The library will reopen from September 14, 2020.
For more information, please check here.

Changing Services

ServicesSeptember 13September 14 –
Entering LibraryReservationFree
Opening Hour9:30 – 16:309:30 – 17:10
Main EntranceUnavailableAvailable
Stay Time2 hoursNo Limit
Reading SeatsUnavailableAvailable *reduced
PCsAvailable *reducedAvailable *reduced
Bookshelf AreasReservationFree
Closed Stack MaterialsReservation until day beforeReservation on the day
Entering Closed StackUnavailableUnavailable
PrintersUnavailableAvailable
PhotocopiersAvailableAvailable
OPAC PCsUnavailableUnavailable
Mailing ServiceAvailableAvailable
Group Study RoomsUnavailableUnavailable
Clock Tower CommonsUnavailableUnavailable
Reading RoomUnavailableAvailable for online classes
Reference consultation at the helpdeskUnavailable *Ask a LibrarianUnavailable *Ask a Librarian
Microform MaterialsAvailable *Advanced reservation are required.Available *Advanced reservation are required.
Taking Photos of MaterialsAvailable *Advanced reservation are required.Available *Advanced reservation are required.
Rare MaterialsAvailable *Reproduction only.Available *Advanced reservation are required.
National Diet Library Digital CollectionsAvailable *Advanced reservation are required.Available *Advanced reservation are required.
Visiting Other Libraries / Letters of IntroductionUnavailableUnavailable

Suspension of Advanced Reservation

We will suspend reservations for materials, entering and graduation thesis reading seats. You can use them without reservation.

  • Reservation for materials: Until September 9, 23:59
  • Reservation for entering and graduation thesis reading seats: You cannot make a reservation after September 14.

The Library will be open from September 14.
However, in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection, there are restrictions on the opening hours and the number of reading seats.
Please check the following contents before using. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you would like to use the Center for Historical Social Science Literature, the Chiyoda Campus Library, the Institute of Economic Research Library, or the Research Centre of Information and Statistics of Social Science, please visit their websites.

Opening Hour (Update September 17)

[Main Building] Weekdays (Monday – Friday) 9:30 – 17:10
[Reading Room] Weekdays (Monday – Friday) 9:30 – 17:10
[Periodicals Annex] Weekdays (Monday – Friday) 9:30 – 16:40
*We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays including class days.
*We are opening on Sep. 21 and 22.

How to Enter

Enter from the entrance gate. (Please bring your student ID, staff ID, etc.)
*You can enter from the front entrance.

Admission

Hitotsubashi University Members ( students, faculty and staff, honorary professor and research fellow)
*Off-campus users, including with a Special User ID, cannot be available.

Precautions for Visitors

  • 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.

Use of Library Materials

Checkout / Reservation

You can use it as usual.
In order to reduce contact, please use the self-checkout machine if possible.
You can apply the closed stack materials including graduation thesis on the day. (Cannot enter the closed stacks.)
Visiting to the Kodaira Research Library is not available.

Relaxation of the maximum number of books available for checkout

The maximum number of books that can be borrowed is relaxed as follows.
– Undergraduate students: 20 books (Usually 10 books)
– Graduate students: 60 books (Usually 30 books)
– Faculty and staff: 70 books *no change

Relaxation of the maximum number of renewal

Library materials that are not overdue and not reserved can be renewed more than 3 times. We will send you a reminder email 3 days before the due date, so please extend it via MyLibrary. Please return reserved books.

Mailing services

For more information, please visit here.

Return

Books can be returned in the return box near the library entrance or by mail. If you want to return books by mail, please contact us.

Microform Materials

Advanced reservations are required. Please send us title and call number of the material, your first and second choice of date and time (10:00,11:00,12:00,13:00,14:00,15:00,16:00) via Ask a Librarian by 4 p.m. on the day before the day of use (weekdays only). Please bring your USB stick to save image files.

Taking Photos of Materials

Advanced reservations are required. Please send us title and call number of the material, your first and second choice of date and time (10:00,11:00,12:00,13:00,14:00,15:00,16:00) via Ask a Librarian by 4 p.m. on the day before the day of use (weekdays only).

Rare Materials

Advanced reservations are required. Please send us title and call number of the material, your first and second choice of date and time (between 10:00 and 17:00) via Ask a Librarian by 4 p.m. on the day before the day of use (weekdays only). If other person has already specified the same date and time, we will contact you.
* We will provide mailing service of photocopy of the rare material. Please visit here for more information.
* For browsing rare materials of the Center for Historical Social Science Literature (CHSSL), please visit here.

Use of Library Facilities

  • Reading seats: Available *reduced
  • Reading Room: Available *reduced
  • Group Study Rooms: Unavailable
  • Clock Tower Commons: Unavailable
  • PCs: Available *reduced
  • OPAC PCs: Unavailable
  • Printers: Available
  • Photocopiers: Available
  • Entering Closed Stacks: Unavailable

Using Reading Room (Update November 25)

Opening Hour: Weekdays (Monday – Friday) 9:30 – 17:10

In principle, the Reading Room is available for online classes.
Please enter the Reading Room from 2nd floor, Main building of the Library.
*The central stairs of the Clock Tower will be closed on September 16.

Use of External Materials

Interlibrary Loan

Requesting Photocopies from Other Libraries

*You can request via MyLibrary.
*Photocopies can be picked up at the Help Desk on weekdays from 9:30-17:00. Please note that we do not mail them to your home. *For students and faculty members of Kunitachi Campus, we started mailing photocopies of other library’s materials from December 14, 2020.
*Due to circumstances of other libraries, photocopy requests may be declined or taken more time than usual.

Requesting Books on Interlibrary Loan from Other Libraries

*You can request via MyLibrary. Graduate students can use the Public Subsidy Service for Interlibrary Loan.
*Loan requests are limited up to 5 books for each person. After returning all books at the Help Desk, you can add other requests up to 5.
*Books can be picked up at the Help Desk on weekdays from 9:30-17:00. Please note that we do not mail them to your home.
*Due to circumstances of other libraries, loan requests may be declined or taken more time than usual.  

National Diet Library Digital Collections

*Browsing is limited up to 2 hour for each person.
*Advanced reservations are required. Please send us your first and second choice of date and time (10:00,11:00,12:00,13:00,14:00,15:00,16:00) via Ask a Librarian by 4 p.m. on the day before the day of use (weekdays only).
*The library staff make photocopies (for a fee). Photocopies will be ready the next day or later. *All students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University can use mailing service of photocopies (Please ask to Helpdesk when you use this digital collections).

Visiting Other Libraries / Letters of Introduction

Out of service

Measures to prevent infection spread

  • Staff are wearing masks.
  • There are acrylic boards in front of the counters.
  • We disinfect the reading seats once a day.
  • We disinfect printers, copiers, elevators, stair railings, and self-checkout machine three times a day.
  • We place the returned books on the bookshelf after being quarantined for more than 24 hours.

Lexis Library Primary Law Collection is now available. It includes Legislation, Case Law, Current Awareness and Journals in UK Legislation.

Period: – October 30, 2020

*Off-campus access is available.
*For access, please check “Information" after logging in to MyLibrary.

The computer area on the 1st floor will be unavailable due to routine maintenance on September 9 from 1pm until closing time.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

  • Astra Manager [added Sep 30]
    Period: – February 18, 2020
  • Cambridge Books for Research EBA [added July 7]
    12,000 academic ebooks published from 2012 to 2020 by Cambridge University Press or other partner press. Read more.
    Period: – January 31, 2021
  • D1-Law [added July 29]
    A comprehensive database of laws and legal precedents in Japan.
    Please check here. (in Japanese)
    Period: – March 31, 2021
  • EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate [added October 1]
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • EBSCO Business Source Ultimate [added October 1]
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • EBSCO eBook Academic Collection [added October 5]
    Over 200,000 e-books in various fields published by major overseas publishers and university presses.
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • EBSCO eBook Business Collection [added October 5]
    An e-book collection on the international business area. More than 21,200 e-books from business fields.
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • EBSCO eBook Collection [added October 5]
    More than 11,000 e-books in Japanese.
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • EBSCO eBook History Collection [added October 5]
    An e-book collection on history area. More than 18,700 e-books from history fields.
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • EBSCO eBook University Press Collection [added October 5]
    University Press e-books collection. More than 36,400 e-books covering a wide range of subjects from over 90 university presses.
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • EBSCO Sociology Source Ultimate [added October 1]
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • eol [added June 16][updated Feb 3]
    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 5. Please log out when you finish using.
    Period: – March 31, 2021
  • FactSet Academic Package [added October 1]
    Period: – December 13, 2020
  • Finder Pro [added October 1]
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • Funding View [added October 1]
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • JSTOR ( e-journals) [added April 20] [updated October 30]
    Archives of e-journals in various fields.
    Period for e-journals: – June 30, 2021
    *Using contents not contracted by the University is available for a limited time.
  • Juris:Das Rechtsportal [added December 25]
    Period: – March 31, 2021
  • LEX/DB INTERNET [added May 19] [updated August 4]
    The database of Japanese judicial precedent.
    *Japanese Only
    Period: – March 31, 2021
  • Lexis Library Primary Law Collection[added Sep 4]
    The Primary Law Collection includes Legislation, Case Law, Current Awareness and Journals in UK Legislation.
    Period: – October 30, 2020
    *For access, please check “Information" after logging in to MyLibrary.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online [added April 28] [updated August 3]
    The online version of the Oxford Handbooks series, which contains essays in each academic field.
    Period: – October 31, 2020
    * All titles are available for a limited time including contents not contracted by the university.
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedias [added May 1] [updated August 3]
    The digital encyclopedia provided by Oxford University Press.
    Period: – October 31, 2020
  • Oxford Scholarship Online EBA[added April 28] [updated August 3]
    E-books (excluding handbooks) published by Oxford University Press. It covers 20 fields from humanities and social sciences to medical sciences. Read more.
    Period: – April 30, 2021
    * All titles are available for a limited time including contents not contracted by the university.
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks [added May 13] [updated December 24]
    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: – March 31, 2021
    *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.
  • Westlaw Japan [added October 1] [updated December 25]
    Period: – March 31, 2021
  • OYA SOICHI LIBRARY [added August 4]
    A database of Oya Soichi Library (Japanese Only)
    *Off-campus access is available for a limited time. Number of simultaneous accesses 1. Please log out when you finish using.
  • Daikibo Tokei Finder [added October 1]
    Period: – December 31, 2020
  • NIKKEI TELECOM [added June 16]
    The database of Nikkei Newspaper, other Nikkei newspaper series articles and corporate information.
    *Japanese Only
    *Off-campus access is available for a limited time. Number of simultaneous accesses 2. Please log out when you finish using.
  • Maisaku [added June 16]
    The database of Mainichi Newspaper.
    *Japanese Only
    *Off-campus access is available for a limited time. Number of simultaneous accesses 1. Please log out when you finish using.
  • Maruzen eBook Library [added Sep 23]
    Over 70,000 Japanese ebook titles.
    *You can make a trial reading for 5 minutes.
    *Japanese Only
    Period: – November 23, 2020
  • Yomiuri Database Service [added June 16]
    A database of Yomiuri newspaper.
    *Off-campus access is available for a limited time. Number of simultaneous accesses 1. Please log out when you finish using.
  • 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.

“BELL” No.187, a University Library public relations magazine, has been issued.

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