Kodaira Research Library and Archives

About Kodaira Research Library and Archives

Kodaira Research Library and Archives is a library specializing in the research and preservation of library materials, and is located at the Kodaira International Campus.
Materials held by this library are provided, basically, through delivery service upon requests in advance, to use at the Main Library (Kunitachi Campus) or at the Chiyoda Campus Library.

Using materials in Kodaira Research Library and Archives

  • We provide materials that are not available in e-journals or databases.
  • In case you would like to use large amount of materials at once or it is difficult to specify the volume/number of the material you need, you may visit the Kodaira Research Library and Archives (application in advance required).
  • It should be noted that, exterenal users can request only in case of (1) the material is not available in e-journals or databases and (2) Hitotsubashi University Library is the only university library in Japan to hold it.

Delivery service

  • Materials unavailable in e-journals or databases are delivered upon requests to the Main Library (Kunitachi Campus) or to the Chiyoda Campus Library.(※ Searching for e-journals)
  • Basically, materials are delivered twice a week (except End-of-year and New Year periods). It takes around 3 to 6 days to deliver the requested materials. It may take more days if some delay shall occur on conditions of the postal service. Please understand beforehand.
  • You can use the delivered materials borrowing or photocopying in the same way as the usual library materials.

How to make a request

University members

Students and faculty of Hitotsubashi can make requests using HERMES-Catalog (Online library catalog). Please search the material you need by HERMES-Catalog display the detailed screen, and make your request by clicking the “Reserve” button. (The material will be kept at the counter for one week after arrival.)
However, as for “in-library use only" material, the “Reserve" button is not displayed. Please apply at the counter of the Main Library or the Chiyoda Campus Library by filling out the reservation application form.

Delivery application hours (weekdays only)Semester periodVacation period
Main Library (Kunitachi Campus)8:40-17:008:40-17:00
Chiyoda Campus Library
(University members only)
13:15-16:00
17:00-20:00
11:30-14:30
15:30-18:30

* It takes around 3 to 6 days to deliver the requested materials, also for applications at the counter.

External users

Visitors (including the special A or B user ID holders) are expected to refer to the “Delivery application (for visitors)” of the library website. Please apply at the counter of the Main Library (Kunitachi Campus) or via e-mail.

Direct visits (By prior appointment)

In case you would like to use large amount of materials at once or it is difficult to specify the volume/number of the material you need, you may visit the Kodaira Research Library and Archives.

Who can visit

Users who can visit the Kodaira Research Library and Archives are limited to those who are qualified to enter the stack rooms in the Main Library by the Rule on Use of the Hitotsubashi University Library. When you visit, please be sure to show your ID card or the library user card.

Who can visitCard required
Faculty or staff of the Hitotsubashi UniversityStaff ID card
Graduate Students,
Research students,
Undergraduate students of 5 years consistently education
Student ID card
Researchers, Emeritus professors,
Former full-time faculty,
Graduate school alumni within 5 years of leaving,
Those with special permission from the Library Director
Library user card

Library hours

Hours for visiting the Kodaira Research Library and Archives
Twice a week: Tuesday and Thursday (excluding national holidays, university holidays, etc.)
13:30-17:00 (Entry before 16:30)

How to make an appointment

From constraints on the facility management, users cannot enter the Kodaira Research Library and Archives without a prior appointment. Please refer to the “Kodaira Research Library and Archives visiting appointment (for University members)” of the library website and apply at the counter of the Main Library (application hours: weekdays 8:40-17:00) or via e-mail.

Loan

If necessary, you may borrow the materials at Kodaira. Loan period is the same as the collections of the University Library. The number of books on loan is combined with those of the University Library. The ID card or the library user card is required for this lending service. Returning materials, basically, is not accepted at the Kodaira Research Library and Archives. Please return them at the Main Library (Kunitachi Campus) or at the Chiyoda Campus Library.

Photocopy

There is no self service photocopy machine available at the Kodaira Research Library and Archives.
If necessary, you may apply delivering materials to Main Library or Chiyoda Campus Library and photocopy by yourself at there. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

Hitotsubashi University Library
Circulation Section
Tel: 042-580-8235
E-mail: service [at] lib.hit-u.ac.jp ([at] => @)