Using the Stack Areas

EligibilityFaculty, Graduate Students, Recognized Researchers, Emeritus Professors and Special User ID (B) Holders
Open HoursWeekdays 9:00-16:30 (Stack area closes at 16:45)
Retrieval HoursWeekdays 9:00-16:45

Entry Procedure

  • Please show your Library User ID for a key-card at the main counter.
  • Users with bags should store them in a locker.
  • Enter the stack area using your key-card at the card reader at the stack area entrance.
  • When removing materials from the stack areas (for borrowing/viewing/copying), make sure you complete the relevant procedures at the main counter.

Important Points

  • Money and other valuables should be kept on your person.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the stack areas.

Retrieval Service

  • Users not permitted to enter stack areas can use stack area materials by having library staff retrieve the materials for them.
  • Apply at the main counter by filling in the required materials on a loan form.

Reserving Stack Area Materials

If you cannot come our library during open hour of stack area(weekdays 9:00-16:45), you can reserve the materials.

How to order

  1. In the subject of the e-mail, please write “Reserving Stack Area Materials". Please include the following information in the body of the e-mail. Please use HERMES-Catalog(Hitotsubashi University Library Catalog)to check the call number and the barcodenumber of the material.
    • Your name:
    • Student ID (student only):
    • Title of the material (if it is a journal or annual report, please include the volume number):
    • Call number:
    • Barcode number:
    • Desired date of use (within 1 week):
  2. Please send your request to the following e-mail address.
    lib-service-order at (please replace “at" with “@".)
  3. We will inform you available date by e-mail.

Estimated available time

Receiving Time of RequestAvailable Time
Before 16:15 on weekdaysAfter 16:45 on the same day
After 16:15 on weekdays or on weekends and holidaysAfter 16:45 on the following weekday


  • Use of microform materials is not covered by this service. Please refer to “Microform Materials" for details.
  • Use of Rare Materials is not covered by this service. Please refer to “Rare Materials" for details.
  • Off-Campus users (alumni / visitors) cannot use this service.