We have entered into a three-year transformative agreement (*1) with Springer Nature from January 2024 to December 2026.

*1 Transformative Agreement
This is the agreement under which the fees paid by universities and other institutions to publishers for access to articles will be progressively converted to APCs (Article Processing Charges), with the aim of expanding open access publication.

Access to SpringerLink e-journal Advanced Package

This agreement provides access to approximately 2,200 Springer journals.

The list of titles included in the package can be found at the following link;

SpringerLink e-journal Advanced Package Title List

Visit SpringerLink

About APC (Article Publication Processing Charge)

If you are the corresponding author of a paper submitted to a hybrid journal of Springer Journals, Academic Journals on nature.com, Palgrave Macmillan Journals, or Adis Journals, please contact us.

The list of eligible titles can be found at the following link;

Eligible for Transformative Agreement Title List

For more information, please contact us using the form below;

Contact us about e-journals / electronic databases

We will inform you of cancelled databases from 2024. Check the list below.

Our website will be down for maintenance from 13:00 on 2023/12/27(Wed.).
The service suspension may change depending on situation. During maintenance, urgent messages will be posted on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

You can still use HERMES-Search. You can still use e-journals via the title list or HERMES-Search. Some electronic resources are available from off-campus. When you access an e-resource from off-campus via the library’s respective search system, the Hitotsubashi Authentication ID Single Sign-On login screen will appear. Enter your Hitotsubashi Authentication ID and password to log in.

HERMES-Catalog, MyLibrary, HERMES-IR and Databases List can be used after library system maintenance has done. We thank you for your understanding.

Library online service will be unavailable due to system maintenance. We thank you for your understanding.

Date Time Service to suspend
12/27 (Wed.) 4:00~13:30 ・“My Page” in “MyLibrary”
8:00~13:30 ・HERMES-Catalog (Online Library Catalog)
・MyLibrary
・Database List
・HERMES-IR
・E-mails with domain names of @lib.hit-u.ac.jp

* Library will be closed on 12/27 (Wed.).
* Delivery of e-mails from the Library may be delayed.
* Time of service suspension may change depending on situation.

Due to the New Year holidays, the Library will be closed from December 27, 2023 (Wednesday) to January 4, 2024 (Thursday).

  • The Library will be open from 8:40 a.m. on January 5, 2024 (Friday).
  • While the Library is closed, please use the Book return post.
  • Please do not return Interlibrary Loan materials to the Book return post.

The computer area on the 1st floor will be unavailable due to routine maintenance on December 13 from 1 pm until closing time.
We thank you for your understanding.

Due to the facility maintenance, The Reading Room will be closed.

 December 7, 2023 (Thursday)

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

→The Reading Room has opened at 15:00. Please use the room until 21:30.

De Gruyter eBooks is now available.
Approximately 66,000 English e-books provided by De Gruyter.
Titles from De Gruyter-owned publishers and partner publishers, mainly University Press in North America, are also included.

Period: – December 15, 2023

*Off-campus access is available. Please log in to “Hitotsubashi Authentication System Single Sign-On" when accessing from off-campus.

It is a comprehensive database that aggregates four major interdisciplinary databases provided by Clarivate (formerly ProQuest) and enables cross-search from a single entry point. A wide variety of content including journals, e-books, videos, newspapers, and dissertations.

Access: ProQuest One Academic
Period: -December 15, 2023

■ProQuest Central
One of the world’s largest academic bibliographic databases. It comprehensively contains contents in 175 fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Provides 13,000 academic journal titles, 4,000 trade and general interest journal titles, 1,400 current newspapers, working papers, market research reports, etc.

■ProQuest Dissertation & Theses (PQDT) Global
A dissertation database containing approximately 5.7 million records of doctoral dissertations and master’s theses accepted by more than 4,100 universities in 100 countries, including 3.2 million full-text records.

■Academic Video Online (AVON)
79,000 video streaming service. It contains various types of videos on a wide range of fields, including documentaries, interviews, performances, and field recordings.

  • Content cannot be downloaded as it is provided in streaming format only.

■Academic Complete
An e-book collection of 230,000 basic academic books. This database is available for use, even before trial.

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*Off-campus access is available.
*For remote access, please refer to “Remote Access

The Library offers long-term loans for the Winter Vacation.

Period: December 11 – 26, 2023

Date due
Undergraduate studentsFriday, January 12, 2024
Graduate students: Books for StudyFriday, January 12, 2024
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.
  • The loan period of the Chiyoda Campus Library materials will also be extended on the same schedule.

About Renewal

  • 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 December 11.