For the General Public

Healthcare professionals and faculty staff/students of other universities and medical professional schools can use the Medical Library by following the prescribed procedures. Note that there will be periods where the library cannot be used due to preparations for national examinations. Also note that materials cannot be lent out.
Please note that the campus is not open to vehicle traffic; please use public transportation when visiting the library.

How to use the library

Procedures for using the library

Please bring a valid ID (driver's license, health insurance card, or other official document) that states your name and current address and come to the counter of the Medical Library.
Enter the required information (name, address, contact, etc.) on the application form. You will be given a library permit ("Visitor Card"). Please wear it on your clothing when inside the library, and please return it to the counter when you leave.

Office hours

Weekdays: 8:50-21:00   Saturdays: 8:50-12:00


The library cannot be used from January to early March for the preparation for national examination for medical practitioners and nurses.
Changes in hours and temporary closings will be announced on bulletin boards, the library website, etc.

When entering/exiting the library

The entrance and exit are located on the second floor of Medical Information Center.
The library has a book detection system installed. An alarm will sound if you carry out any materials without going through the proper lending procedure. If the system is activated, please follow the instructions of the library staff.

When using the library

  • Please observe the library rules when using library facilities, equipment, and materials.
  • Please place materials on the return cart after use.
  • Please do not leave your belongings unattended at the desk in the library.
  • Please refrain from eating, drinking, whispering, chatting, or using mobile phones outside the designated areas.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine areas.
  • You may not eat in the library.

Please note that there is a “Refreshment Room” on the 3rd floor of the Faculty of Medicine. You may drink beverages and use mobile phones in the Refreshment Room. You may not, however, eat in this area. Furthermore, you may not bring in and/or study materials from the library.

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Available services

Viewing/Copying Materials

You are free to read the materials on the periodical floor (2nd) and book floor (3rd).
If you want to read materials in the storage shelves (1st floor), search for them using the OPAC search page (linked to the OPAC) and apply to the counter. The room is closed on 12:00 and onward on Saturdays, and on Sundays and national holidays.
Library materials may be copied (for a fee) for education, research, and survey purposes only. Copying must be in accordance with copyright laws. When making copies, be sure to fill out the ""Literature Copy Application Form"" provided and submit it at the counter. Only library materials can be copied in the library. The copy fee is 10 yen per black and white copy and 50 yen per color copy.

The following services are not available.

  • Borrowing of materials
  • Collection search via telephone
  • Campus dedicated online service
  • Use of databases, e-journals, e-books
  • Use of PCs and other equipment, except for OPAC Search

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