Hiyoshi Media Center Hiyoshi Library

Facilities

FloorMaterialsFacilities
1F Newspapers & Current Journals
Textbooks
Dictionaries
Reference Books
Newly Arrived Books
Audiovisual Materials (DVD,CD,etc.)
Reception
Main Counter
Study Support
Copy Office
Audio Visual Booths
Lounge
PC Area (Boulevard)
IC Card Charger
Reference Room
Exhibition
2F Japanese Books
Paperbacks
Large-Sized Books
Balcony Collection (Light Reading)
Group Study Room
Drink Vending Machine
Balcony / Exhibition
Reading Rooms (East / West)
Carrels
PC Area
3F Japanese & Western Books
Language Learning Books
Group Study Room
Reading Rooms (East / West / North)
4F (For faculty and graduate students) Laboratory Materials
Rare Books
Cubicles
Rare Book Room
Microform Reader/Printer
Camera Stand
B1F Paperbacks (old)
Reference Books (old)
Back Issues of Journals
Statute Books / Law Reports
Newspapers (Reduced Size ed.)
Stacks
Hall
Hiyoshi Depository Laboratory Materials
Raiosha Reference Library Laboratory Materials

Floor Map

1F

Main Counter

Borrowing, returning and picking up your requests are at this counter.
Please complete the procedure 10 minutes before closing.

Main Counter

Study Support

There are 3 support desks: Reference Desk (how to find materials / how to use the library), Study Advice (academic writing / presentation), and ITC Student Help Desk (PC / network).
Learn more about Study Support

Study Support

Audio Visual Booths

Library audiovisual materials (DVD, video, laser disc, CD, etc.) can be used here. Please apply at the Main Counter.

Individual booths: 14 seats
Sofa booths: 2 seats * Up to 4 people can view the same material at the same time.
Sofa booths are not available now.

Audio Visual Booths

Lounge

A multipurpose space near the library entrance. It is an open ceiling space, and concerts and events are sometimes held here. There are also 21 PCs installed.
Using the PC

Lounge

PC Area (Boulevard)

PC Area on the Boulevard side. Seminars using PC may be held here.
There are also printers, a transportation IC card charger, scanners, and seats with headphones.
Using the PC

PC Area (Boulevard)

Newspapers & Current Journals

There are major newspapers and current issues of magazines and journals. The Back issues of journals are stored in the stacks on the 1st basement floor.
Please refer to the Find Newspapers" guide page for the storage period of newspapers.
Newspapers, magazines and journals cannot be checked out, so please use them in the library.

Newspapers & Current Journals

Course Reserves for Faculty

There are textbooks listed in the syllabus. They cannot be checked out, so please use them in the library. Most of the same books that can be checked out are also available on the regular bookshelves. Language textbooks are basically only in this corner.
There are also course reserve books designated by the faculty. They are temporarily disabled for checkout for use in report assignments.
Request a Course Reserve (For faculty)

Textbooks/Course Reserve Books

Quick Reference Books

Major dictionaries, reference books, atlases, and the latest editions of statistics and yearbooks are available. They cannot be checked out.

Quick Reference Books

Reference Room

Reference books such as encyclopedias, statistics, yearbooks and white papers are available. They cannot be checked out.
There are also many reading seats.

Quick Reference Books

Newly Arrived Books

Newly purchased books are here for a week. They can be checked out.
Newly Arrived Book List

Newly Arrived Books

Copy Office

Please contact this office for application for photocopying of library materials, photocopier troubles,exchange, and purchase of copy cards.

Hours: Weekdays 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Copy office hours will change as follows as of November 1.
Hours: Weekdays 1:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Learn more about copy service

Copy Office

Exhibition

We have exhibitions that introduce library collections on various themes.
Materials that cannot be placed on the bookshelves may be displayed.
Events/Exhibitions [Japanese]

Exhibition

2F

Group Study Room

Not available for group study now.

This room can be used for group study. It is also connected to the Group Study Room on the 3rd floor.
There are whiteboards, photocopiers and a beverage vending machine. Whiteboard markers can be borrowed at the Main Counter on the 1st floor.
Mobile phone calls are allowed in this room. Calls are prohibited in other areas including hallways and stairs.

Group Study Room

Balcony (Collection)

Light reading materials such as hot books, practical books and travel guides are placed here.
Some books have been chosen by student volunteers (Library Friends).

Balcony (Collection)

Carrels

Devices that emit key touch sounds, such as laptops and calculators, cannot be used. Please use this room when you want to study in a quiet environment.

Carrels

PC Area

Individual PC seats and a printer are available.
Using the PC

PC Area

3F

Group Study Room

Not available now.

This room can be used for group study. It is also connected to the Group Study Room on the 2nd floor.
Whiteboards are available. Whiteboard markers can be borrowed at the Main Counter on the 1st floor.
Mobile phone calls are allowed in this room. Calls are prohibited in other areas including hallways and stairs.

Group Study Room

North Reading Room

There is a stairway to the 4th floor (for faculty and graduate students) in the center of the room. The 3rd floor photocopier is here.

North Reading Room

West Reading Room (North side)

It is the 4th Building side in the West Reading Room. There are many individual seats separated by translucent partitions.

West Reading Room (North side)

Language Learning Books

In addition to textbooks for learning English such as TOEIC, there are textbooks for language courses offered at Hiyoshi Campus and textbooks for learning Japanese.

Language Learning Books

4F (For faculty and graduate students)

  • This floor is available for the faculty members and graduate students. Graduate students can enter this floor only on weekdays.
  • If you are unable to enter the floor and want to use the materials on the 4th floor, the staff will take out the materials instead. Please apply at the counter on the 4th floor on weekdays and at the Main Counter on the 1st floor on Saturdays.
  • Please use the stairs in the North Reading Room on the 3rd floor to enter and exit. The elevator to the 4th floor is for the faculty members only.
  • Use of the 4th floor is 10 minutes before closing on weekdays and 30 minutes before closing on Saturdays.

Cubicles

Only available to Keio University faculty and graduate students.
Number of seats: 16
Hours: Until 10 minutes before closing
* Graduate students are available only on weekdays.
* Both faculty and graduate students are not available on the temporary opening day on Sundays.

Reservation

Full-time faculty / professor emeritus: In addition to application on the day, reservations can be made from 1 month in advance.
Other faculty / graduate students: Only application on the day is accepted.

Contact / Application

Weekdays: 4th floor counter
Saturdays and holidays Opening day: 1st floor Main Counter
Tel/Email: Hiyoshi Media Center Public Services Section

Rare Book Room

Rare books such as Chiruu Yamanaka Collection are stored in this room.
You cannot enter this room except for faculty members with permission. The staff will take out the materials.
If you wish to use the materials, please contact the Main Counter or the Reference Desk (Study Support) on the 1st floor. If you get permission to use the materials, you can use the materials up to 30 minutes before Hiyoshi Library closes (until 4:30p.m. for non-Keio members).

Microform Reader/Printer

You can view and print out microfilms and microfiches regardless of whether they are owned by Hiyoshi Library. The printout fee is 10 yen per sheet. Please contact the 4th floor counter when using.

Hours: Until 30 minutes before closing on weekdays
* If you are a faculty member and wish to use it outside of the service hours, please contact us in advance.

Microform Reader/Printer

Camera Stand

You can use a stand that can fix the camera to take a picture of the material. Please bring your camera. Please contact the 4th floor counter when using.

Hours: Until 30 minutes before closing on weekdays
* If you are a faculty member and wish to use it outside of the service hours, please contact us in advance.

Camera Stand

B1F

Stacks

We mainly store rarely used materials such as old paperbacks / reference books, journal back issues, statute books / law reports, and reduced size editions of newspapers in movable shelves.
You cannot check out them except for some materials (such as paperbacks).
You can get here from the stairs next to the Newly Arrived Books on the 1st floor.

Stacks

Hall

The hall can be used for classes and events using audio-visual materials, seminar research presentations, and practice presentations between students. Application is necessary to use the hall.
Learn more about the Hall
Students cannot apply to use the hall now.

Hall

Raiosha Reference Library

See Using Items of Raiosha Reference Library page