Library material guide

  1. General Collection
  2. Periodicals
  3. Reference Books
  4. Newspapers
  5. Audio-visual Materials
  6. Databases
  7. Online Journals
  8. E-Books
  9. Closed Shelves Materials (Microfilms and Rare Books, etc.)

1.General Collection

Most of the books on our open shelves are part of our general collection, and can be checked out from the library. This can be done using the automatic book circulation machine (ABC).


Bound Periodicals
Periodicals that are bound together as a book to prevent damage and loss are called “bound periodicals”. These can be checked out using the automatic book circulation machine (ABC).

Unbound Periodicals
Unbound periodicals have the typical binding you would see at a book store. They can be borrowed only at the service counter.
* Periodicals may not be checked out until one month has passed since the date of the acceptance.

3.Reference Books

Materials used as reference, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, statistical documents, white papers and maps. These cannot be checked out and are only for use within the library. There is "R" at the beginning of the principle and the call number.


The library subscribes to the Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, and other major newspapers and keeps back issues for a certain period of time.

5.Audio-visual Materials

You can watch or listen to available Blu-ray, DVD, CD, and other audio-visual materials in the library. Most of them are intended for education or research purposes but the collection also includes some movies. Some of these are available to be borrowed.


The library gives you access to a wide variety of online databases. An online database is a collection of information and materials classified and organized to make searching operations more effective. With “Surutto TRiTON”, you can access various sources such as academic information, newspapers, magazine articles, dictionaries, encyclopedias and legal information. (Some items can only be used within the University.)

7.Online Journals

Online journals are digital versions of primarily academic publications that can be used online. Documents can be easily accessed online using a computer or mobile device. Access the 「電子ジャーナル」 ("Online Journals") feature on the library website.


E-books are digitized versions of books that can be downloaded to computers.

Please refer to E-Books for more information.

9.Closed Shelves Materials (Microfilms and Rare Books, etc.)

Material which does not equal access to shelves stacks is called closed stack material. Procedure at the principle counter is necessary for use.
Please refer to "closed shelves materials (microfilms and rare books, etc.)" for more information.