Mita Media Center(Keio University Library)

Facilities

Seats & Rooms

Reading Seats

There are reading seats on each floor. The layout of the seats are shown on the floor map. Use of PCs and calculators are prohibited at certain places to keep silence. There are also some places that are out of WiFi coverage, or not equipped with electronic outlets.
The library does not lend PCs, LAN cables and other computer gears. Please bring your own.

Seats Where PC Use Is Allowed/Prohibited
Main Library
FloorWhether PC Use Is Allowed/ProhibitedAvailability of Network Environment
5th Floor Allowed at all seats LAN sockets and WiFi available
4th Floor Prohibited at the seats on the east side of the floor WiFi available
3rd Floor
2nd Floor Prohibited in the East Reading Room and at the students seats in the South Reading Room
1st Floor Allowed at all seats
Basement 1
Basement 2
Basement 3
Basement 4
Basement 5 Prohibited Unavailable
Old Library
FloorWhether PC Use Is Allowed/ProhibitedAvailability of Network Environment
From the Basement 2 through the 4th Floor Allowed at all seats WiFi available only on the 3rd floor
South Building Library
FloorWhether PC Use Is Allowed/ProhibitedAvailability of Network Environment
From the Basement 2 through 4 Allowed at all seats WiFi available

Multipurpose Learning Room, the 1st floor of the Main Library

This is a room for discussions and group works. No reservation required. The room is equipped with a large white board and movable furniture which you can move and arrange as individual desks or tables for group use.

Contact: Circulation Department, Mita Media Center

Seminar Rooms, the 4th floor of the Main Library

We have 3 Seminar Rooms for group study and lecture preparation. Each room has capacity of 10 persons. You may bring in your own PC. You may use WiFi in the room. Some of the rooms are equipped with 49-inch displays.

Contact: Circulation Department, Mita Media Center

Application
  • The person responsible for the group is required to fill out an application form and submit it to the counter on the 3rd floor.
  • The group has to include at least 3 persons.
  • One group may make one reservation at a time. Multiple booking is not accepted. You may use the room for 3 hours maximum.
  • We start accepting reservations one month prior to the date of use.
  • If you need a remote controller for the display, ask for it at the counter.
Notices
  • Please avoid annoying the other library patrons- i.e. no loud noises or excessive talking in the Seminar Room.
  • No food. No smoking.

Instruction Room, the 5th floor of the Main Library

This room has capacity of 68 persons. It is open until 30 minutes before the library closing time.

Application

An application is required to use the Instruction Room. The applicant must be a faculty member or a staff member. We do not accept any application by a student.
Please fill out an application form and submit it to the Reception Counter. You may also make a phone call to us to ask availability of the room, then place a temporary reservation. The temporary reservation needs to be confirmed later.
The room is completely for Keio University members. Generally, any group including visitor(s) is not permitted to use this room.
If you are planning to use the room throughout the academic year for a lecture course, please consult the Office of Student Services.

Audio-Visual Equipments

Blu-ray/DVD players
CD players
Document cameras
Projectors for PC and video equipments
Microphones

PC Environment

The PC on the lecturer platform table is equipped with Windows 10.
You may also bring your own PC. A projector for PC is available as well. It is connected to the PC with a HDMI cable and a D-sub with 15 pins.

Contact: Circulation Department, Mita Media Center

Event Area, the 1st floor of the Main Library

We hold various types of events here. When not occupied, you may use this space as a reading room.

Contact: Circulation Department, Mita Media Center

Cubicles, the 4th floor of the Main Library *for faculty members only

We have 8 cubicles, labeled from A to H, for faculty members to provide quiet, private environment that help their research and study. You may bring your own PC. Cubicles are open until 10 minutes before the library closing time. When fully occupied, we recommend you the Reading Room for Faculty Members and Graduate Students, which is located on the 2nd floor.

Who can use the cubicles?

Faculty members only
*Part-time faculty members may use Cubicle A, B and C only.

Application

Please make an application in person at the counter on the 3rd floor, or by phone. Early applications by full-time faculty members and professors emeriti are accepted. Here are the details:
-There are several types of reservation: same-day, designated days (more than 2 days), fixed day of the week, consecutive use for 2 weeks or 4 weeks
-Please note that some of the cubicles have restrictions on reservation.
-We start accepting reservations a month prior to the date of use. If the day is a library's closing day, the following business day would be the starting day.
-Every time you use a cubicle, we hand you the key for the room. When you leave, please return the key to the counter.

Notices
  • If you are planning to bring library items into a cubicle and keep them for a long time, make sure to check out the items in advance. We also ask you to put the items back to where they were if you do not use them in the cubicle.
  • When using a PC, make sure that the speaker volume is moderate. Be aware of any loud sound that could annoy someone next door.
  • The cubicle must be used by just one person, not 2 or more persons. Please stay quiet inside. Do not read aloud or make a phone call.
  • We do not forward any phone call to your cubicle.
  • No food. No smoking.
  • On the last day of consecutive use, please remove all of your belongings when leaving, for we need to clear the space for the next user.

Contact: Circulation Department, Mita Media Center

PC & Network Services

ITC Account

In order to use PCs and network services on Mita Campus, you need to get an account issued by Information Technology Center, or ITC for short. For details, please refer to the website of Mita ITC, or simply visit their office.

PC & Database Areas, the 1st floor of the Main Library

ITC PCs
  • In order to use school computers, also called "ITC PCs," you need an ITC account. The account also enable you to connect to the Internet via campus network.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are equipped.
  • You may submit print jobs to the network printer which is placed in front of the elevators on the 3rd floor.
  • Some of the databases require log-in by a librarian, and are accessible from the PCs next to the Reference Counter. Please talk to a reference librarian to use those databases.
  • The PCs in the PC Area will be shut down automatically when Media Center closes.
Other PCs
Bloomberg Professional terminal, the 1st floor of the Main Building

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PC "A" for CD and DVD, the 1st floor of the Main Building

The PC labeled "A" is located near the Reference Counter. You may use it to read CDs or DVDs. Most of them are machine readable collections with call numbers starting wih MRD@. Many of them are supplements or appendices of books and journals. The CDs and DVDs are not on shelves. You need to request them at the Main Counter. Please let us know if you need a headphone.
*Some CDs and DVDs are not for alumni and visitors. They are for current members of Keio University only.
*There is another PC for CD and DVD, mainly of music and video, on the 3rd floor of the Old Library.

PC "C" for CD and DVD, the 1st floor of the Main Building

This is the PC only to read specific journal titles published in digital form. Although most of the titles are available only to current members of Keio University, there is an exception; Digital Archive of Keio University Publications is available to alumni and visitors as well.

PC for E-Journals, the 3rd floor of the Main Building

This is the PC for alumni to access E-journal titles available for walk-in use. Make an application at the counter on the 3rd floor. The fee is 500 JPY for a 30-minute session. You may extend usage time up to 2 hours.
*There are no papers in the printer. Please bring A4-sized printing papers on your own. You may also purchase them at the counter on the 3rd floor, or the Copy Service Counter on the 1st floor. The price is 20 JPY for a set of 10 sheets of paper.
*You may use the PC until 30 minutes before the library closing time. We accept your application until 2 hours before the closing time.

WiFi

There are 2 types of WiFi that cover Keio University campus; keiomobile2 and eduroam. Keio ID or ITC account is required for WiFi settings. If you have any questions or need a help, please contact ITC office on weekdays.

Printer

We have a network printer in front of the elevator on the 3rd floor. Printer settings are required in order to submit printing jobs from your own PC. For details please refer to "Printing from Your Own PC (IPP Printing)."

Printing Fee

Payment is made by Suica or PASMO. There are rechargers on the basement 1 of the Graduate School Building and on the 1st floor of the South Building.

Notices
  • A4 and A3 are the available paper sizes.
  • Be aware that the printing fee doubles when printing on the both sides
  • If you have any questions or need a help, please contact Mita ITC.
  • You may print up to 100 pages in a printing session. Multiple files may be selected to print during a session.

Special Collections & Locations

Microform Section, the 3rd floor of the Main Building

There is the Microform Section on the 3rd floor. We have 2 microform readers. You may also print or save images in PDF format. Bring a flash drive for saving images. For alumni and visitors, only viewing and printing are available.
When you use the microform reader for the first time, we would like to give you a brief instruction. Please visit us with time to spare.
You may use microforms until 30 minutes before the library closing time.

Accessing Microforms
  1. Most of our microform collections are placed on the basement 4 of the Main Library. Rest of them are on the 3rd floor.
    Indexes and other tools to search microforms are on the 3rd floor. Look up call numbers and reel numbers first, then fetch the microforms from the stacks. Make sure to pick them up before the stacks close. The stacks close 30 minutes before the library closing time.
    Microfisches are placed in the cabinets with locks. If you need them, place a request at the counter on the 3rd floor.
  2. In order to use microform readers, you need an application at the counter.
Printing Microforms
  • You may print microforms to the extent permitted by Japanese Copyright Law. Printing fee is completely free.
  • There are no papers in the printers. Please bring A3 (recommended) or A4-sized printing papers on your own. You may purchase papers at the counter on the 3rd floor as well. You may get a set of 10 papers for 20 JPY.
  • A3 is the recommended paper size, and it is the default for printer settings. You need to change printer settings in order to print on A4. Please let us know if you have any difficulties.
  • If you need a receipt for the purchase, please talk to us. We issue receipts to individual users only, not to corporate or organizational users.
Saving Images
  • You may save images included in the microforms to the extent permitted by Japanese Copyright Law. Bring your own flash drive, for we do not sell flash drives in library.
  • Image saving is completely free of charge.
  • Image saving is permitted to the current members of Keio University only. Alumni and visitors may not save images.
Call Numbers for Microform Collections

YA Microfilms (reels) for books in Japanese MFA Microfisches (flat sheets) for books in Japanese YB Microfilms (reels) for books in Western languages MFB Microfisches (flat sheets) for books in Western languages YC Microfilms (reels) for journals and newspapers in Japanese MFC Microfisches (flat sheets) for journals and newspapers in Japanese YN Microfilms (reels) for journals and newspapers in Western languages MFN Microfisches (flat sheets) for journals and newspapers in Western languages

Contact: Circulation Department, Mita Media Center

Audio-Visual Materials Section, the 3rd floor of the Old Library

There are 6 partitioned seats on the 3rd floor of the Old Library. Each seat is equipped with audio-visual devices. Using the devices, you may use the audio-visual materials placed in the Old Library and the Faculty & Research Building.

Equipments

Blu-ray players *capable of playing DVD also
DVD/LD player
Region-free DVD player
CD players
VHS players
Record player
Cassette deck

Searching Audio-Visual Materials

Audio-visual materials such as DVDs, CDs and records are shelved together as a collection. Their call numbers start with AV@. You may search them on KOSMOS. Look up the call number and location, then go to the shelf to fetch the item. You may freely access items in the Section.

Notices
  • Do not change wiring.
  • You must not duplicate our audio-visual materials collections. No media conversion allowed either.
  • Although you are permitted to use our devices to watch or listen to the DVDs and CDs you personally own, we give priority to those who use our audio-visual collections.

Contact: Circulation Department, Mita Media Center

Rare Book Room

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Archives

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Copying Library Items

Copying Services

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Exhibitions

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Ask a Librarian

Reference Counter, the 1st floor of the Main Library

The following services are available at the Reference Counter:

Searching & Locating Resources
  • Advice on library collections and services
  • Obtaining items not held by Keio University
  • Issuing 'letters of introduction' necessary to visit libraries of other universities and institutions
Library Orientation
Contact Information

Reference Counter, the 1st floor of the Main Library
Hours:
During semester: from 8:45 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on weekdays
Between semesters: from 8:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
*If a librarian is not present during the service hours, please ring the bell on the counter.
*The counter is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
*We also recommend "Ask us! (Online Reference)," that enables you to make inquiries online.