Our website will be down for maintenance from 13 pm until the evening on September 3. The outage might have to be extended if any unanticipated problems occur. During maintenance, urgent messages will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

You can still use HERMES-Search, HERMES-Catalog, MyLibrary, and HERMES-IR. You can still use databases also via the Databases List and e-journals via the title list or HERMES-Search. Some electronic resources are available from off-campus. Please access via MyLibrary. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

The library will renew its systems at late September, 2020. In preparation for this, some services will be partially suspended as indicated in the chart below. We apologize for any inconvenience.

ServiceSuspension Period
Acceptance of registration in HERMES-IR2020/9/4 (Fri.) 17:00~2020/9/28 (Mon.) 12:00
Purchase requests2020/9/11 (Fri.) 17:00~2020/9/28 (Mon.) 12:00
Checking status of purchase requests
Facility reservation
2020/9/18 (Fri.) 17:00~2020/9/28 (Mon.) 12:00
Interlibrary loans and photocopy requests2020/9/24 (Thu.) 17:00~2020/9/28 (Mon.) 12:00
Checking status of loans, reservations
Checking status of interlibrary loans and photocopy requests
Registration/change/deletion of e-mail addresses
Reservation and request of materials
Renewal of loans
MyLibrary bookmarks and tags
2020/9/25 (Fri.) 17:00~2020/9/28 (Mon.) 12:00
HERMES-Catalog
HERMES-IR
Database List
Search results of HERMES-Search*
Off-Campus remote access
2020/9/28 (Mon.) 8:00 (For a few minutes)
Switching to the new system.

*Part of search results (e-resource accessible via MyLibrary) may not show up.

Time of service suspension may change depending on the situation of work. Any changes to the schedule will be announced on the “News” page of the library’s website.

MyLibrary (including off-campus access to e-resources) will be unavailable due to system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Date and time: August 26 (Wed) 13:00 through 14:00

*Time of service outage may vary depending on the circumstances of work.
*HERMES-Search is available, but part of search results (e-resource accessible via MyLibrary) may not show up.

Library online services will be unavailable due to power cut and server maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Date and time: August 29 (Sat) 9:00 through 24:00
The following library online services will be unavailable.
– HERMES-Catalog (Online Library Catalog)
– MyLibrary (including off-campus access to e-resources)
– Database List
– HERMES-IR
– E-mail with domain names of @lib.hit-u.ac.jp

*Library will be closed on August 29, 2020.
*Sending time of Due date alert will be later than usual.
*Time of service outage may vary depending on the circumstances of work.
*HERMES-Search is available, but part of search results (e-resource accessible via MyLibrary) may not show up.

The application has closed at 23:59 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

For students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University, we will provide mailing service of the library materials.
We will open the application forms from 9:00 A.M. Monday, August 17, 2020. The application period will end at 23:59 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
[Areas not covered] Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama
*All students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University can use this service since September 1, 2020.
*The covered area may be enlarged or reduced depending on the situation.

Mailing books

Target

Students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University who have difficulty visiting the library.
[Areas not covered] Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama
*All students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University can use this service since September 1, 2020.
*The covered area may be enlarged or reduced depending on the situation.

Period

Monday, August 17, 2020 – 23:59 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Available materials

  • Books located at Library, Chiyoda Campus Library, Kodaira Research Library and Archives, and the Center for Historical Social Science Literature
  • Books which can be checked out (except binded journals)

Quantity

  • 3 books per person
  • Included in maximum number of books available for checkout
  • As soon as the return processing is completed at the library, you can apply other books

Loan period

  • Normal period + 5 days
  • The books subject to long-term lending are adapted for the period

Fee

  1. The library will bear the shipping charges.
  2. Please pay the return shipping fee in the same way as the return by mail.

Note

  • Those who have overdue materials cannot apply. First, please return them.
  • We will stop the service as soon as we reach the budget limit.
  • Applications may conflict. Please note that you may not be able to use it immediately even if it is available for loan at the time of application.
  • We will process the checkout before shipping. Please note that there is a time lag between the loan date and receiving. You can check the loan date and due date on MyLibrary.
  • The books to be rented out are important assets of the university. Please be sure to specify an address that you can receive.
  • We don’t mail other library’s materials. Apply via MyLibrary and receive them at Helpdesk.

How to apply

  1. Please apply from the Application form for mailing books. Please check the HERMES-Catalog for the information required for application.
  2. We will ship in order of reception. As soon as it is shipped, we will send a shipping notification email to the email address you entered. You cannot specify the arrival date.

Mailing photocopies

Target

Students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University who have difficulty visiting the library.
[Areas not covered] Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama
*All students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University can use this service since September 1, 2020.
*The covered area may be enlarged or reduced depending on the situation.

Period

Tuesday, January 12 – 23:59 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Available materials

  • Materials belong to the Library, Chiyoda Campus Library, Kodaira Research Preservation Library, and Social Science Classic Materials Center (copied within the limits of the Copyright Law)
  • Up to 5 documents per person during the period

Fee

  • Copying fee: Black & white 20 yen/sheet, Color 60 yen/sheet
  • Please pay the transfer fee.
  • The university will pay for the shipping.
  • If you want to pay the copying fee with public expenses (including external funds), enter the budget information in the comments field.

Note

  • Please specify the bibliographic information in advance. If you are not sure, please use HERMES-Search, CiNii Articles (for domestic articles), Web of Science (for overseas articles), etc. If you cannot identify the bibliographic information, please contact us via Ask a librarian.
  • We don’t mail photocopies of other library’s materials. Apply via MyLibrary and receive them at Helpdesk. *For students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University, we started mailing photocopies of other library’s materials from December 14, 2020 until 23:59, March 30, 2021.
  • As a general rule, we copy as spreads to the sheet matches the size of the material.
  • Cancellations after application and refusal of payment will not be accepted.

How to apply

  1. Please apply from the Application form for mailing photocopies. Please check HERMES-Catalog for information on the materials required for the application.
  2. We will copy the materials in the order in which they were received. Once the price has been confirmed, we will send a email to the email address you entered. It may take some time depending on the form of the material and the quantity you want to copy.
  3. Please transfer the fee to the designated account of the University, and reply with the image of the transfer copy or the screenshot showing that the transfer has been completed by email attachment.
  4. After confirming the transfer details, we will send a copy by ordinary mail. The arrival date cannot be specified.

“BELL” No.186, a University Library public relations magazine, has been issued.

BELL No.186

Newsletter BELL

The Library will be closed on August 12, 13, 14 during the university closure days.
It will take longer than usual to obtain external library materials ordered by inter-library loans and to answer queries directed to the Help Desk.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and 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.

ACCESS:   https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/
* 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

HERMES-Catalog(Online Library Catalog) will be unavailable due to server maintenance.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Date and time: July 20, 2020 from 17:00 to 19:00.

* HERMES-Search(Including the search box on the top page of the Library website) will be available.
* MyLibrary will be available. However, it is not possible to reserve materials and order materials from other campuses via HERMES-Catalog. Please use HERMES-Search.

The Library offers long-term loans for the summer holidays.

Period: From July 21 To September 8, 2020

Date due
Undergraduate studentsSeptember 23, 2020
Graduate studentsBooks for Study: September 23, 2020
Books for Research: 2 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 July 15 to September 8, 2020September 23, 2020
  • 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 July 21.