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User's Guide for Registered Users

NOTE: This user's guide is for Nichibunken affiliates only. Visitors should consult the "User's Guide for Visitors".

Borrowing

Only Nichibunken affiliates may borrow items.
Check out and return books at the circulation desk.

   Books Bound Periodicals
Faculty (including visiting faculty)
Administrators
Professors emiriti
Sōkendai graduate students & researchers
Up to 100 volumes,
for up to 6 months
Up to 5 volumes,
for 1 week
Joint researchers
Special joint-use researchers
Visiting researchers
Former faculty
Sōkendai graduates
Up to 10 volumes,
for up to 1 month
Up to 5 volumes,
for 1 week
  • Reference works, unbound periodicals, rare books (including parts of the Sōda and Noma collections), and audio-visual materials are non-circulating.
  • Please speak with the staff at the circulation desk if you want to continue using material past its due date (renewals) or if the material you want to use is checked out (holds).
  • On occasion you may be asked to return a book before its due date.
  • Borrowed books may only be used within Nichibunken facilities (Research Wing, Nichibunken House). Please do not take books off the Nichibunken premises, even if you have checked them out.

Using Special Materials

Please place a request with the circulation staff if you want to use materials such as rare books, classical literature, microfilm, audio-visual material, or old maps.

Copying

Nichibunken affiliates with Nichibunken copy cards can use the copiers. Please use the overhead scanner to copy oversized and fragile books.
>> Facilities & Equipment

Reference Services

Begin by talking to the staff at the circulation desk.

  • Bibliographic surveys of Japanese and overseas libraries, location of sources.
  • Specific searches about a bibliographic source.
  • Proxy database searches.

ILL(Reciprocity Agreements)

Begin by talking to the staff at the circulation desk.

  • Requesting and paying for materials (original, copy) from external libraries, archives, etc.
  • Requesting photographs or reproductions from external libraries, archives, etc.
  • Providing enquires, appointments, reference for your visit to external libraries, archives, etc.
    >> Login Service

Saturday Service (For Registered Users)

  • You may use the library from 9:00am to 5:00pm without going through the procedure for after-hours use on Saturdays.
  • Please be aware of the following services are not avilable on Saturdays.
    • Borrowing.
    • Checking out of books on closed Annex.
    • Use of microfilm without advance arrangements.
    • Use of rare books, classical literature, maps, and photographs (weekdays use only).
    • Please refer "Saturday Service" for more details.

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