Library Guide

Hours and Locations / Entering the Library and Library Card

Hours and Locations

For Students, Faculty and Staff

For Alumni, Visitors

Checkout / Return

how to check out/return library materials(types of library materials, loan periods and limits, Renewing loan periods, Return procedure, Overdue/Penalty, losing library materials, etc.)

Copying Service

You can make copies of materials only to the extent permitted by copyright law.

Facilities / Equipment

Osaka University Library has a variety of Learning spaces such as Private Study Rooms, Group Study Rooms, Learning Commons and Global Commons etc.

Access Materials

Requesting materials and copies

You can request materials from libraries in Osaka University and other institutions.

Visiting other academic libraries

You can visit other libraries to use/copy materials that are not owned by Osaka University.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Pay-Per-View Prepaid Service

Quick Guide

【For Undergraduate students and Graduate students】You can enter the library and check out materials with your student ID (the one with a magnetic stripe on the back).

【For Others】You can get Library Card by applying to the counter. Please check the links below.

The library will issue a new Library Card. Please refer to the page below and follow the same procedure as the initial application.
Please apply to the counter, putting together your Student ID Card / Library Card. You can also check these status through  "Check Status Loan/Reservation" in Web Service.
We will suspend new loans and extensions of the loan period for a certain period of time. In addition, if you do not return for more than 6 months from the return deadline despite the reminder, your eligibility may be suspended.
Please bring that material to the counter. You may compensate for it, depending on the status.
Students, faculty and staff can use the university wireless networks with your Osaka University personal ID.
For details on how to connect, please refer to ODINS website (*Japanese text only).
Alumni and visitors cannot use the network. However, in the International Studies Library, open wireless network provided by Minoh City Library is available.

[Main Lib. / Life Sciences Lib. / Science and Engineering Lib.] We have no parking available, so please use public transport.
However, persons with disabilities may use designated parking area, so please contact each library in advance.
 図書館利用に障がいのある方へ (*Japanese text only)

[Intl. Studies Lib.]
There is no free parking around the library.
There is a public parking lot (116 standard-sized cars [including 4 parking spaces for persons with disabilities] and 86 motorcycles) on the first basement floor of the building. 」