Information for Library Usage

Procedures for Usage
Room Usage
When Using the Libraries

Procedures for Usage

You will need a library usage permit when using the libraries. For students, the usage permit is a student ID card, while for employees, it is an employee card.


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 student ID card or employee 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 follow the instructions of the library staff.

* When using the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Library at 8:00 PM or later, a certification process is necessary to enter Building 16.
Employees who have dedicated card keys and students of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences who have student ID cards that have gone through a prior application process may enter Building 16 at 8:00 PM or later. All others will be unable to enter. We appreciate your understanding.

Room Usage

The Central Library offers learning/study rooms and spaces suitable for a variety of usage purposes for university members.
Please see "Facility Information (Room Usage)" on the "Usage Information" page for information about using rooms.

Learning Commons (Japanese)
Group Study Rooms (Japanese)
PC Rooms (Japanese)
Study Rooms (Japanese)
Special Needs Support Rooms (Japanese)
Rare Books Room (Japanese)
Multipurpose Halls (Japanese)
Audio-Visual Room (Japanese)

When Using the Libraries

Please observe the following usage precautions to ensure a pleasant usage experience.

  • 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.

Available Services

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