For Members of 3 Grad Schools of Kyoseikan
Information for students and faculty members belonging to the 3 graduate schools of Kyoseikan: Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate School of System Design and Management, and Graduate School of Media Design.
A student ID card, faculty/staff ID card, or a library card is required to enter the library.
For Researchers of SDM/KMD Research Institute
The library staff will contact you individually by e-mail if you have issued a library card after approval from the graduate school.
Loans, Returns, Renewals, Reservations
Please bring the materials you want to borrow along with your student ID card, faculty/staff ID card, or library card to the library counter.
Some materials cannot be checked out. (journals, dictionaries, CD-ROMs, etc.)
|Maximum number of items that can be borrowed||Loan period||Maximum renewal period||Daily fine per book|
|20 items||30 days||90 days from date of loan||10 yen|
* This is the loan conditions for the Kyoseikan Library. It is different from those of other media centers.
* Loan periods and conditions differ depending on type of materials and call numbers. For details, please refer to the rules for loans by call number [Japanese].
* Regarding your loan status, you can check the materials you currently have out on loan and the materials you borrowed in the past (loan history) at My Library on KOSMOS.
- Please bring the materials you want to return along with your student ID card, faculty/staff ID card, or library card to the counter in person.
- When the library is closed, use the book drop outside the entrance. CDs and DVDs are fragile and should be returned at the counter.
- Materials can be returned at Media Centers on other campuses (excluding Hiyoshi Library).
- An overdue fine of 10 yen per book will be charged daily, including holidays, when the return deadline has been exceeded.
- For those who have exceeded the return deadline and will not return the book despite repeated reminders, the loan may be suspended for a certain period.
- You must compensate for the loss, soiling, or damage of library materials.
You can renew (extend) the return date for the items you are borrowing up to 90 days from date of loan. Please either renew the items by yourself from My Library on KOSMOS or bring the items along with your student ID card, faculty/staff ID card, or library card to the counter. You may be unable to renew items when another person has made a reservation, etc. Additionally, an overdue fine (10 yen per day) will be charged for late renewals.
Renewals can be requested at Media Centers on other campuses (excluding some items).
You can place reservations on materials currently out on loan to other people.
Please apply from search results after logging into KOSMOS or apply at the counter with your student ID card, faculty/staff ID card, or library card. You will be notified by e-mail when available. The items will be kept at the counter for 7 days after the e-mail.
Reproductions of Materials (Photocopying)
Please see Copy Services.
Use of Computers and Network
Please see Floor Map & Facilities.
Requests for Document Deliveries (Reproductions) / Interlibrary Loans
You can request books or copies of journal articles or sections of books from other Keio campuses or from other universities in Japan or overseas. For details, please see document deliveries (reproductions), interlibrary loans, reservations.
Use Items of Hiyoshi Depository
The member of 3 graduate schools of Kyoseikan can use Hiyoshi Depository items in the Kyoseikan library. These items cannot be checked out.
Please apply at the library counter or from the application form.
If you apply on weekday morning, it will be available on the day. If in the afternoon, it will be available after the next opening day except Saturday. It may be later depending on the situation.
For usage in Hiyoshi Library, please refer to Using Items of Hiyoshi Depository.
If you are a faculty member, you can also enter the depository directly.
For details, please see Using Items of Hiyoshi Depository.
Apply for Book Purchases
Please see Library Materials Purchases.
Using External Libraries
Media Centers/Libraries on other Keio campuses
You can use them with your student ID card, faculty/staff ID card, or library card.
Waseda University Library (Cooperative Agreement Library)
Keio students and full-time faculty members can use the Central, Toyama, Science & Engineering, and Tokorozawa Libraries with your student ID card or faculty/staff ID card. For details, see Using Cooperative Agreement Libraries.
Hitotsubashi University Library (Cooperative Agreement Library)
Keio students and full-time faculty members can use the Hitotsubashi University Library (Central Library), IER (Institute of Economic Research) Library, Research Centre for Information and Statistics of Social Science, and the Chiyoda Campus Library with your student ID card or faculty/staff ID card. For details, see Using Cooperative Agreement Libraries.
The Member Library of KLA (Kanagawa Library Association)
If you have "神奈川県内大学図書館共通閲覧証", a common university library entry pass, you can visit the member libraries of Kanagawa Library Association (KLA). For details, see Using the Member Libraries of Kanagawa Library Association (KLA).
Other Domestic University Libraries
In principle, you will need to take a letter of introduction issued by the Keio University Library. However, some university libraries, such as national university libraries, may be open to the public. Please either check the website of the library you intend to visit in advance or inquire at the library counter.
Applications for letters of introduction are accepted via the online form "Letter of Introduction Request" or at the library counter.
Because there is no referral system like that at domestic libraries for libraries overseas, please check the website of the library you intend to visit on how to gain admittance. If you do not know the contact information, please consult at the library counter. A letter of introduction in English will be issued if you require it to gain admittance. Applications for letters of introduction are accepted via the online form "Letter of Introduction Request" or at the library counter.
*The letter of introduction issued by the Keio University Library does not guarantee admittance to other libraries, but merely introduces the requester as someone affiliated with Keio University. Additionally, a photo ID (international student ID card/proof of identification in English) will usually be required.
Consultations on Using the Library and Searching for Literature
Please consult at the library counter when you have a question about finding materials or using the library (Available time: weekdays 8:45a.m. - 5.00p.m.). We will help you efficiently obtain the necessary information and literature.
You can also ask questions from the online application form:
Ask Us! (Online Reference)