Konan University Library

User Guide


[Blue or Red label] No. of books  Up to 10
Loan period 14 days

[Green label] 
No. of books  Up to 2
Loan period 14 days

[Orange label] No. of books  Up to 5
Loan period 14 days

[Blue or Red label] No. of books Up to 20
Loan period 30 days

[Green label] 
No. of books  Up to 2
Loan period 14 days

[Orange label] No. of books  Up to 2
Loan period 14 days

– Loan periods may vary during intersession and semester final exam.
Blue label: Japanese books
Red label: other language books
Green label (Nakayama-Bunko): novels, bestsellers, travel guidebooks etc.
Orange label (Language Study Room): novels and bestsellers in English

There are the circulation desk on the 1st floor. Automatic check out machines is also available beside the circulation desks.
– You can renew the book once before or on the due date, unless someone has placed a reserve on it.

The following books and materials are in-library use only:
– Reference books
– Periodicals (including newspapers and magazines)
– Audio-Visual materials

Please return the books to the circulation desk or use the book return slot on the right side of the entrance.
– Return the books to the library which you borrowed.
– When the book becomes overdue, your borrowing privileges will be blocked until it is returned and
during the same number of days as that it was overdue. (It’s also be blocked at other facilities.)
– If the book is damaged or lost, ask at the circulation desks. Borrowers are liable for charges incurred to
repair or replace the book.


The copiers available on each floor are intended for the purpose of making photocopies of books and materials belonged the Library. The copiers accept either a prepaid photocopy card or coin.
– Prepaid photocopy cards may be purchased at the school store.
– Library materials may be photocopied under the conditions specified in the copyright law. Fill out the request form and drop it in the request box attached to a copier. Please observe the following rules when making a photocopy.

  1. The part to be duplicated is not the entire copyrighted material, but only part of the material.
  2. Thesis or articles in periodicals may be entirely duplicated, but should be limited to those published at least three months ago, or whose next issue has been already published.
  3. For each item, a single copy per person is allowed.
  4. Photocopying is allowed only for the purpose of study or research.
  5. Do not reduplicate or distribute the photocopies.
  6. Making photocopies of personal notebooks is not allowed.

Closed stacks

The 3rd floor and the 4th floor are the closed stacks. Japanese, Chinese and Korean language books are on the 3rd floor, and other language books are on the 4th floor. The books can also be borrowed.
Students are not allowed in the stacks. Fill out the request form and take it to the circulation desk on the 1st floor. (Faculty members can enter the stacks.)

Audio-Visual materials

Mon. – Fri.  9:00-20:50 (Reception -17:50)
Sat.  9:00-17:50 (Reception -12:50)

Summer Intersessions, Others
Up to 30 minutes before closing

There are also Audio-Visual materials in the library. You can use them at Audio-Visual booths. Fill out the request form and take it with the material to the circulation desk on the 1st floor.
– Audio-Visual materials are in-library use only.

Using the Internet

You need your login ID and password to connect the Internet. Login ID is issued by Joho-System-Shitsu(情報システム室).
– If you have any question about Internet and PC, ask Joho-System-Shitsu(情報システム室).
  (Joho-System-Shitsu(情報システム室) located on the 1st floor at the Building 3.)

1. Computers for students
Computers for students are available on the 1st floor, on the 2nd floor and
on the basement floor. The computers in PC room are also available.

2. Circulating laptop PC
Circulating laptop PC are in-library use only. Fill out the request form and take it with your student ID card to the circulation desks.
– Electric plug is available on or under the desks.

3. Using Wi-Fi
– Wi-Fi is available only to students and faculty.
– Instructions on how to use Wi-Fi are posted inside the library.

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