For Visitors


Due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, visitors admission to the library is restricted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
On and after July 22, 2022, those with a Special Use Certificate (High Value Donors) or Special Use Certificate B (including newly issued ones), please make a request with this form at least three weekdays before the day you wish to use. We will send a permission email. Bringing the email, you can use our library.
In addition to the above, if you wish to use our library materials, please make a request from your institution’s library at least three weekdays before the day you wish to use. We will send a response letter to your institution. Bringing that written response, then you will have access to our library materials during the library hours.
*Other users cannot be available.

Materials held at Hitotsubashi University libraries are available for viewing by external users to the extent that the same does not hinder learning or educational/research activities at the University.

Use of the Library

Scope of Use

Procedures for Use

  1. Fill in an Application Form for Guest at the reception counter.
  2. Indicate the name of the materials to be used.
  3. Show your identification.
  4. You will be provided with a one-day library entry ID. Please keep it on your person while in the library, and return it when you leave.

Please bear the following points in mind

  • The Hitotsubashi University Library is only available to visitors who will study or research using materials in the library. Users seeking to use only the facilities will not be admitted.
  • Please view materials at the specified locations.
  • The reading rooms and group study rooms with no shelves may not be used.
  • Exam preparation books, work/exercise books and textbooks up to high-school level may not be brought into the library.
  • Some materials may not be available due to their being on loan or out for repair or binding.
  • The library is especially crowded during and just before exam periods (from the middle to the end of July and from the end of January to the middle of February). Please understand that this may affect the speed of responses to requests.
  • Databases and e-resources that are contractually restricted to use only by Hitotsubashi University staff/students may not be used.

Wireless LAN

  • You can use the wireless LAN by eduroam. You need to get an eduroam ID at your institution in advance.

  • Hitotsubashi University does not issue eduroam ID.
  • You can not access our licensed e-resources via eduroam.

Use of Materials

Please apply at the counter for retrieval of materials that are held in the stack area, valuable materials room, or microform room. Please check the application times.
CD-ROMs shelved at the counter can be used from 9:00-17:00 on weekdays.


Please refer to the following for how to search electronic journals.
Some are not available to visitors. Please consult with the Reference Service Section.

Academic Theses

Graduation theses, master’s theses, and credit-earning theses for doctoral courses are works that are yet to be made public, and viewing is limited to Hitotsubashi University staff and students.
Approval of the author will be required for use by any other party.
Approval of the author will also be required for any copying, irrespective of the department the user belongs to. Please inquire in advance at the library if you wish to use such materials.

Valuable Materials

Interlibrary services

We do not accept requests for interlibrary loans or photocopying from individuals. If you need to loan or get photocopies of our materials, please contact us via libraries of your institutions.+

Interlibrary loan

  • Please contact a librarian of your institution (university, research institution, etc.).


  • Please contact a librarian of your institution (university, research institution, etc.).
  • If you do not belong to such institutions, please ask a librarian at your local public libraries.

For librarians

  • We lend books to only NACSIS-ILL payment system participants. Please send a request via NACSIS-ILL system. If your library does not participate in NACSIS-ILL payment system, please use the photocopying service.
  • We accept a photocopying request by not only NACSIS-ILL system but also mail, fax, or e-mail. Please use the application form below.
  • If your library does not participate in NACSIS-ILL payment system, payment should be in advanced. We inform the library of the payment information after finishing copying. We send out the photocopy after the payment confirmation.
  • If you need a bill, please inform us in advance.
  • We may not copy the materials such as in collections or damaged.
  • It may take 2 or 3 weeks.
  • Address: 〒186-8602 東京都国立市中2-1 一橋大学附属図書館 情報サービス係(ヘルプデスク)
  • Fax: 042-580-8251
  • E-mail: lib-ill[@] (replace [@] to @)


Self-guided Tour

  • Please fill out a Visitor Application Form at the reception counter on the day of your visit.
  • Library staff will give you a visitor name tag to be worn while viewing the library.
  • Viewing of the library is limited to a period of 20 minutes or less.
  • Please do not take photographs inside the library.


  • Please contact the library in advance for groups of over 10 people.
  • Please also inquire in advance if you would like to be guided around by a library staff member.
  • Reception/visiting hours: Weekdays 9:00-17:00