User's guide (for ERI members)

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Opening hours

Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-17:00

  • Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and new-year holidays, and university-wide summer holidays
  • ERI members can enter the library through fingerprint authentication at any time with access to the reading room, the first stack room, the map room, and the photocopying machine.

User registration

You need to register to use the libraries. Please complete the "application form for a library card for the UT Libraries", and bring it to the service counter of the ERI Library.

If you have a University Staff IC card, your University Staff IC card is your library card.
If you are a student, your Student IC card is your library card.
If you are a researcher or other staff member, please show your ERI ID Card at the service counter, where you will be issued a Library IC card.

Application form to Pass to Library of the University of Tokyo, and for the MyOPAC delivery request service [PDF] / [Excel]

Reading

No procedures are required to enter the reading room.
It is an open stack room. After use, please return materials to the locations where you found them.

Borrowing

You can borrow materials using a University IC card, a Student IC card, or a Library IC card.
There is no limit to the number of loans permitted to ERI members.

Loan periodRenewal allowed
BooksOne monthOnce for one month
Bound periodicalsOne monthOnce for one month
Unbound periodicalsOne weekOnce for one week
Maps, Audio-visual materialsOne weekOnce for one week

Renewing

You can renew materials before the due date. Please make renewal requests at the service counter.

* You cannot extend overdue books or books reserved by other users.

You can also make a renewal request through MyOPAC, by logging in to MyOPAC and clicking "Extension" button under the menu "Status of Loan/Reservation".

Extension

Returning

Please bring materials to be returned to the service counter.
During closing hours, please leave materials to be returned in the book drop located in front of the library entrance.
You can return materials you have borrowed or that have been delivered from another campus (Hongo, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokanedai) to the ERI Library.

* Please do not leave materials borrowed from other faculties/graduate schools or other universities at the book drop of the ERI Library.

Photocopy

A photocopier in the map room is available to ERI members with your ID card or library card.
You must comply with the Copyright Law of Japan when you photocopy the library material.

Notes

  • You cannot borrow materials outside opening hours. You can, however, read and take photocopies inside the library. Please be sure to return materials to the locations where you found them.
  • Please do not open windows.
  • Please be sure to turn off lights and air-conditioners as you leave the room.
  • No food and drinks are allowed to be brought into the library.

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