北星学園大学 図書館

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UserGuide(Student/Staff)

Library Hours・Entry/Exit・Reading

Library Hours

Regular Schedule Vacation Schedule
Mon-Friday 8:45~22:00 8:45~20:00
Saturday 8:45~20:00 8:45~20:00
Sunday 12:00~17:00 Closed

Closed Days: national holidays, Sundays during vacation, Christmas, and summer and winter school holidays. Please refer to the calendar on the homepage for details.

Entry/Exit

You need your student ID card to enter/exit the library.
The entrance of the library is on the 2F of the library building.
If you attempt to take non-checked out materials from the library, an alarm will sound at the exit gate. Please follow the library staff's instructions.

How to Use Materials in the Library

Some library materials are on open stacks (those on the 1~3 F of the main building), and other materials are on closed stacks.

Open Stack Materials You may freely use books and periodicals from these shelves.
After using materials, please return them to the return carts located near the stacks.
Closed Stack Materials The library staff will bring these materials to you from the closed stacks.
To use closed stack materials, fill out a “Closed Stack Call Slip” and ask at the counter.
You may borrow closed stack materials.
Please return the closed stack materials to the counter when you finish using them.
Graduation Theses To use a graduation thesis, you must fill out a “Graduation Thesis Call Slip” located on the desk in front of the counter.
Please submit a “Graduation Thesis Call Slip” and your student ID card to the counter.The library staff will keep your ID card while you use the graduation thesis.
Only one thesis may be checked out at one time.
Please return the graduation thesis to the counter when you finish using it.
Xeroxing There are two types of copy machines: ones that use pre-paid cards and ones that take coins.
Copy machines in the library are only for copying library materials.
Please observe all copyright laws.

Borrowing・Return・Extension・Reserve・Request

How to Borrow Materialsc

Bring your student ID card and the materials to the counter.

Limit/Loan Period

Limit/Loan Period Books Periodicals
Faculty 30 3 months 10 1 months
Graduate Students,
Independent Study Students
20 1 months 10 1 months
Undergraduate Students,
Independent Study Students, Interns, Auditor
10 2 weeks 5 3 days
Staff 5 2 weeks 5 3 dasy
  • The loan period during school vacations differs from the chart above.
  • Students writing a graduation thesis may borrow additional books for a longer period than normally allowed. Please ask at the counter.

The materials listed below cannot be borrowed or may be borrowed only on special conditions.

Newspapers (including digest versions)
Hokusei Review
Graduation theses
non-circulating materials
Booklets and pamphletsc Refer to “Special Loan System of Booklets and Pamphlets”
Reference books
The latest issues of magazines
Overnight loan (from 2 hours before closing until 9:00 the next morning)
Books on reserve (books which faculty members have designated for a particular class) 7 day loan or non-circulating.
The usual limits on numbers of books that can be borrowed at one time apply.

Special Loan System of Books

  • Students writing a graduation thesis may borrow up to 5 additional books over the normal number allowed.(The loan period is up to one month.)
  • Please fill out a “Special Loan System of Books Call Slip,” which can be found on the desk in front of the counter.

Special Loan System of Booklets and Pamphlets

  • Students writing a graduation thesis or master's thesis may borrow up to 3 additional items over the normal number allowed.(The loan period is up to two weeks.)
  • Please fill out a “Special Loan System of Booklets and Pamphlets Call Slip,” which can be found on the desk in front of the counter.
  • Almost all booklets and pamphlets are not available for purchase and are very difficult to replace if they are lost, so please use them carefully.

How to Return Materials

Please return all materials to the counter.
When the library is closed, you can return materials at the book post located outside of the library.
You must return all materials by their due date.
※As a penalty, a check-out suspension of 3 days will be imposed for every day beyond the due date that materials are returned. c

How to Extend Loan Period

If you want to borrow books or periodicals again immediately after the due date, bring them to the counter along with your student ID card.
If someone else has not reserved the materials, you may extend their loan period.
※ You may not extend the loan period of overdue materials.

How to Reserve Books

You may reserve books or periodicals that are presently on loan.
You can reserve materials that are labeled “In circulation" in the "status" column on the Online Catalog.
Please apply at the counter to reserve materials.
You will be notified on the bulletin board in the library entrance (2F) when the materials you requested are available. (The hold period is one week.)

How to Request Library Purchase of Booksc

You may request that the library purchase books that you need but the library doesn’t have.
Please submit a purchase request form found on the desk in front of the counter.
You will be notified on the bulletin board in the library entrance (2F) when the books are available. (The hold period is one month.)
Not every request for purchase will be granted.
The person who requested a purchase has first priority to borrow that book.

Multi-Media Floor ・ Meeting Rooms


How to Use the Multi-Media Floor

Audio-visual Booths
To use the Audio-visual Booths, you must fill out a “Multi-Media Materials Call Slip” located on the desk in front of the counter.
To use AV materials, submit a “Multi-Media Materials Call Slip,” "the material's display case" and "your student ID card" to the counter. The library staff will keep the card while you use the AV materials. Only one item may be checked out at a time.
you cannot use your own software.

PC Corner
You can use it freely. Please log in with the ID issued at General Information Center.
The printed matter is ejected to the printer in the counter. Please check "Login ID" on the upper left of the printed matter , Please take it.

Laptop
To use Laptop, submit a “Multi-Media Materials Call Slip,"and "your student ID card" to the counter.
The printed matter is ejected to the printer in the counter. Please check "Login ID" on the upper left of the printed matter , Please take it.
Please limit your use of a Laptop within 3 hours.

How to Use the Meeting Rooms

You may use the Meeting Rooms for group study.
You must submit a form and your student ID card to the counter (2F).
Please limit your use of a Meeting Room within 90 minutes.

How to Use the Reference Counter

This Library wants to support your study and research. Please come to the Reference Counter(2F).c

Reference Counter Service Hours

Weekday 8:45~17:00

Attention

Please work quietly inside the library.
Please turn your mobile phone into silent mode and do not call inside the library.
Eating and drinking are prohibited inside the library except in the Refreshment Room.
You may bring personal belongings into the library, but you should always keep them with you. You can ask to the library staff at the counter if you would like to use a locker. The library cannot assume any responsibility for loss of personal belongings.
If you lose or damage library materials, you will be charged for them. You must report any lost or damaged materials immediately.