For Visitors

Visitors (at least 18 years of age as of April 1 of the applicable academic year) may use the Central Library, the Faculty of Science Library, the Faculty of Engineering Library, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Library, and the Faculty of Sports and Health Science Library by conducting out certain procedures. However, these libraries will be unavailable for usage during certain periods due to Fukuoka University events and the like. Further, the borrowing of materials is not permitted.
Please note that cars cannot be driven onto campus when visiting the libraries, so we ask that you use public transportation.
*Please click here for more information about the use of the Medical Library.

Information for Library Usage
Available Services
When Using the Libraries

Information for Library Usage

Procedures for Usage

Please bring a form of personal identification which contains your name and current address (an official document such as a driver's license or a health insurance card), and directly visit the library you wish to use.
We will lend you a library usage permit (hereinafter, "Visitor CARD"); please enter the library wearing it. Please return the Visitor CARD at the counter when leaving.
Students from other universities must bring their student ID card.


The libraries cannot be used during first semester examinations, second semester examinations, and university entrance examinations. For days and hours of operation for the Central Library, the Medical Library, and the faculty libraries (Science, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Sports and Health Science), please check the schedule.
Information regarding changes in hours and temporary closures is provided via displays, on the Fukuoka University Library website, etc.



The Central Library has a building entrance/exit gate. Please scan your Visitor CARD at the gate before entering.
Please also exit by following the same procedure as when entering. A book detection system (unauthorized take-out prevention device) is installed at each library. When materials are taken without following the borrowing procedure, an alarm will sound. When the device has been activated, please following the instructions of the library staff.

Available Services

Reading/Reproducing (Copying) Materials

Materials on the shelves are freely available in the reading room. Please place materials used in the reading room on the designated return table and do not return them to the stacks.
For materials with the location "Central Library ASRS (Japanese)" displayed in OPAC, please click the "Available" button from a PC in the Central Library or a faculty library, write the displayed "Applying No." in the "ASRS Reception Number Form," and submit the form to the Central Library 2F Main Counter.
For materials with the location "Central Oversized Books Stacks (1)," "Central Oversized Books Stacks (2)," "Central Microform Material Stacks," "Central2F Main Counter," "Central Special Needs Support Room (201)," or "Central Special Needs Support Room (202)" displayed in OPAC, please conduct procedures at the Central Library 2F Main Counter.
Library materials can be reproduced, but only for the purposes of education, research, and/or investigation (fees apply). Please use the materials within the scope of their respective copyrights. When making reproductions, please fill out the necessary fields in the "Document Reproduction Application" provided, and submit the application at the counter. Only library materials can be reproduced in the libraries. The copying fee is 10 yen per page for black and white prints, and 50 yen per page for color prints.

The following services cannot be used.

  • Borrowing materials
  • Catalog searches via phone
  • Dedicated university online services
  • Usage of databases, electronic journals, and electronic books
  • Usage of PCs (including Internet usage) other than OPAC
  • Usage of CD-ROM/DVD-ROM

When Using the Libraries

  • Please follow usage regulations when using library facilities, equipment, materials, etc.
  • Please do not leave your belongings in the libraries when stepping away from your seat.
  • Food cannot be consumed in the libraries. However, only light meals may be consumed in the snack area in front of the Multipurpose Hall on the first floor of the Central Library.
  • As for beverages, beverages in sealed containers such as plastic bottles or water bottles may be consumed in the Central Library only at the reading tables, except in areas where library materials and precision equipment are located.
  • For cell phone calls in the Central Library, please use the "Refreshment Corner" on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.
  • Smoking is not allowed on the university grounds.
Contact Information for Inquiries

[Central Library] User Services Section (Ext. 2732) E-mail:

  • Fukuoka University Library

    8-19-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-ku Fukuoka 814-0180, JAPAN
    Phone: +81-92-871-6631 / Fax: +81-92-865-3794

  • Medical Library

    7-45-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-ku Fukuoka 814-0180, JAPAN
    Phone: +81-92-801-1011 / Fax: +81-92-862-6930