International Studies Library

Library Guide

International Studies Library is open to anyone. You don’t need to present your student ID card or Library Card to enter.

Student ID card [undergraduate students and graduate students] or Library Card [the other students, faculty and staff and Non-Osaka University members] is required when checking out or requesting materials, entering the closed stacks or using facilities in the library.

About Library Card, please check the following pages.

Use “[For Students, Faculty and Staff] Entering the Library and Library Card”

Use “[For Alumni, Visitors] Entering the Library and Library Card”

Inquiry about Library Card

Inquiries about Library Card and applications for their issuance can be made from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Service Counter(2F) 072-730-5126  

Loan Periods and Limits

User Status Types of Materials Limits Loan Periods Materials not available for loan
Faculty
Part-time lecturers
Books 30 vols. 3 months ・reference books(dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistics and yearbooks)
・audio-visual materials (3F)
・latest periodicals
Journals 5 vols. 1 week
Graduate(M,D)s Books 20 vols. 1 month
Journals 5 vols. 1 week
Undergraduate students
Research students
Auditors
Books 10 vols. 3 weeks
Journals 5 vols. 1 week
卒業生特別 Books 20 vols. 1 month
Journals 3 vols. 1 week
Alumni
Minoh residents
Books 5 vols. 3 weeks ・reference books(dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistics and yearbooks)
・audio-visual materials (3F)
・latest periodicals
・CJLC Library materials
・materials held in labs
Journals 3 vols. 1 week
Visitors from outside Minoh※ books 5 vols. 2 weeks ・Reference Books(dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistics and yearbooks)
・audio-visual materials (3F)
・periodicals
・CJLC Library materials
・materials held in labs

※Those who are 20 years old or older, who have the purpose of learning or research, and who can come directly to the library to checkout/return books.

Renewing Loan Periods

You can renew General Books only once through  “View Borrowing and Hold Status” in the library web service” on condition that the they haven’t been reserved by others.

Renewal can also be done at the self-checkout machine or at the library counter.

※Journals cannot be renewed.

Return Procedure

When the library is closed, return items to the drop box.

You can return items held in four Osaka University libraries and two of the faculty/research institute libraries to any of those six libraries.

If An Item Becomes Overdue…

Borrowing right will be suspended for the same number of days the item was overdue.

Please return library materials within the loan periods.

Due Date Notice from Library

Two kinds of e-mails will be automatically sent to you regarding the due date of your loan.

  1. Due date reminders (sent both three days before and the day before the due date)
  2. Overdue notice

You can stop receiving the due date reminders or change e-mail address for the library services through “Edit Your Personal Information” in the library web service.

For alumni and visitors, our e-mails will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the Library Card application form.

If you do not receive reminder e-mails, please turn off your e-mail blocking setting for the e-mail address “auto-mail@library.osaka-u.ac.jp” and the domain “library.osaka-u.ac.jp”.

If You Have Lost/Damaged Library Materials…

You will be asked to pay for them. Please contact library staff at the counter.

Inquiry about Checkout/Return

Service Counter(2F) 072-730-5126  

For the purpose of research, you can make a photocopy of library materials only to the extent permitted by Copyright Law of Japan.

If you would like to make a copy, please ask at the library counter. In order to make a copy, you have to agree on the following rules.

  • The number of pages copied must not exceed half of the work.
  • Theses and other articles published in periodicals can be copied in their entirety if the next issue has already been published, or if three months have passed since the current issue was published.
  • For each item, only one copy can be made per person. Making multiple copies of a single item are not permitted.
  • Copying is permitted only for the purpose of research.
  • Regardless of whether compensation is received or not, copies are not to be re-copied or distributed.

Copying Fee

Type of Expense
Procedures etc.
Place
Personal expense
(in cash)
10 yen for one copy. You can pay in coins or 1000 yen bills. One coin-operated copy machine available next to Reference Counter(3F)
Personal expense
(prepaid card issued by Master’s council)
You can use a prepaid card issued by Master’s council. One copy machine for the exclusive use of graduate students available next to Reference Counter(3F)
University’s expense
(faculty at Minoh campus)
You can use a Xerox Card issued by Minoh Educational Affairs Office, Graduate School of Language and Culture/School of Foreign Studies. One copy machine for the exclusive use of faculty available at the first floor (Closed Stacks)
University’s expense
(faculty at Other campuses)
Library staff will make a copy for you.

Inquiry about Copying Service

Service Counter(2F) 072-730-5126  

Requesting Materials or Photocopies from Other Libraries【Osaka University Members Only】

You can make a request for materials or photocopies of them which International Studies Library doesn’t have.

  • You cannot request journal itself from other libraries. Instead, you can request a photocopy of a part of journals you need. Please note that photocopying is subject to Copyright Law.
  • Before making a request, please check on OPAC whether Osaka University Libraries have the material you need, and if it has, where the material is located.
    When you need journals, please search E-Journals as well.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to ask at the library counter.

For more information, please refer to the following pages.

Use “Borrowing materials and copies”

Inquiry about Borrowing Materials and Request Document Copies

You can pick up the material you have requested during the opening hours. However, if payment is involved, please come to the counter from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays.

Service Counter(2F)  

Entry to the Closed Stacks【Osaka University Members Only】

  • The closed stacks are available to all members of the University.
     Non-Osaka University Members are not allowed to enter the closed stacks. If you would like to use materials in closed stacks, please ask at the library counter to retrieve them for you.
    For more information, please refer to “About Using Materials from the Closed Stacks” below.
  • A special card key is required to enter the closed stacks. You can receive the key at the Service Counter on the second floor.
  • You have to leave your Student ID or Library Card at the Service Counter to receive the card key.
  • You are not allowed to enter the closed stacks with any belongings except valuables and stationery. Please put your luggage in a locker next to the Service Counter.
  • The closed stacks is available until 15 minutes before the closing time.

Using Materials from the Closed Stacks

Checking out or Reading inside the Library【Osaka University Members】

  • When you take materials out of the closed stacks, you need to check out them.
    If you would like to use them inside the library without checking-out procedure, please fill in a form at the Service Counter on the second floor.
  • After using materials, please return them to the Service Counter.

Checking out or Reading inside the Library【Non-Osaka University Members】

  • If you would like to request materials from the closed stacks, please fill in a form at the Service Counter on the second floor.
    The library staff will take them out for you.
  • After using materials, please return them to the Service Counter.

Making a Photocopy

  • Please fill in a form at the Service Counter on the second floor.
  • Once you have made your copies, please return the materials to the Service Counter.

Inquiry about Using the Closed Stacks

Service Counter(2F) 072-730-5126  

Valuable Books(including Ishihama Collection) were relocated to Main Library in October, 2014.

For further information about using them, please ask Main Library.

Doctoral theses

  • We hold doctoral theses from the Department of “Studies in Language and Society” and the Department of “Studies in Japanese Language and Culture” at the Graduate School of Language and Culture.
  • Anyone can use them until thirty minutes before the closing time.
    You can read them and make a photocopy in the library within the scope permitted by Copyright Law. Checking out is not allowed.
  • *For more information about use of Doctoral theses, please ask at the Reference Counter on the third floor.
  • We hold theses accepted in and after FY 1999, including those from former Osaka University of Foreign Studies.
  • Theses accepted in and after April 2013 are available on Osaka University Knowledge Archive OUKA, the University’s repository.
    *If the full text is not available on OUKA, you can read it on a dedicated terminal in the library (available from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays.)
  • For more details about location of the doctoral theses and how to find, please refer to the following page.
    Doctoral Theses of Osaka University

Master’s theses

  • We hold master’s theses from the Department of “Studies in Language and Society” at the Graduate School of Language and Culture and those from former Osaka University of Foreign Studies.
  • You can read them and make a photocopy in the the library within the scope permitted by Copyright Law. Checking out is not allowed.
  • For further information about use of Master’s theses, please ask at the Reference Counter on the third floor.

Inquiry

Reference Counter(3F) 072-730-5126  

How to make a request for purchasing a new book【Osaka University Members Only】

  • Any member of Osaka University can make a book purchase request.
  • Please send us your request via a dedicated contact form on the library website. [*the form is currently under construction]
  • The Book Selection Small Committee will consider whether or not to purchase each requested item.
  • The result will be sent to the contact details you gave us when submitting the request.
  • If we decide to purchase the book you have requested, you will be given priority in borrowing it, unless it is in-library use only item such as dictionary.

The Criteria for request

Books we collect
  • Books on language
  • Books on foreign cultures or foreign country studies
  • Books which are regarded necessary to have in our library for education or research
Books we do not collect
  • Books that other Osaka University Libraries already have
  • When the requesting person didn’t write the reason why he/she has requested it in the “book purchase request”
  • Books considered to be appropriate to be bought by individuals such as comic books, crambooks to pass an exam, workbooks, travel guidebooks, etc.
  • Magazines(Serials), music, and music CD
  • Relatively cheap books
  • Other stuffs which are not appropriate for our library to possess

Inquiry about Book Purchase Request

Technical Services Office, Specialist (3F) 072-730-5124   ml-gseibi01@library.osaka-u.ac.jp

We are pleased to have your inquiries or references. Please feel free to ask us anything about literature or information for research and study.

Examples
  • material location search(inquiry about whether a material or literature is held by Osaka University Library or about which institution holds it)
  • inquiries about literature retrieval e.g. how to use databases
  • how to obtain literature
  • how to read or make a reference list
  • How to find out how many citations a paper has or the impact factor for a journal in which an article is published
  • Researching the specific matter(to the extent that our staff can search and answer with library materials.)
  • Introduction of reference books or searching tools on the subject you are searching

Inquiry about Ask Us/Research Help

Reference Counter(3F) 072-730-5126  

Learning Supporter (LS)

Learning Supporters (LSs) are graduate student staff who support your study. As senior to you, undergraduate students, LSs who are major in various fields can support you. For the details about LSs, please check the following page.

Research “Learning Support Desk”

To keep our library comfortable, please observe the following rules.

Food and Drink

  • Drinks in containers with lids (e.g. plastic bottles or water bottles) are allowed.

Using Phone

  • Please refrain from using your phone in the library.
  • Set your cell phone to silent mode.

Other Notes

  • Make sure to always carry your valuables with you and beware to theft.
  • After using library materials, please return them to where they were.
  • Do not lend your Student ID Card or Library Card to other.
  • Smoking is prohibited.

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