Visiting other academic libraries
When materials you need are not found in Osaka University, you can visit other academic libraries to use and/or copy the items. Academic libraries often require you to make inquiries about your visit through an OU Library before paying a visit, and/or to bring a letter of referral. To arrange a visit, please ask library staff at one of the four libraries at least three days before the visit you wish to make. The desk hours are 9:00-17:00 weekdays.
Main Library Life Sciences Library Science and Engineering Library International Studies Library
Visiting partner universities’ libraries
Inquiries and a letter of referral are not required for visiting the libraries that Osaka University Library has a partnership with. Refer to their library websites to check their hours.
Who is eligible?
Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Full-time faculty/staff, Medical doctors.
*If you are not one of them, please ask library staff at one of OU’s four libraries. The desk hours are 9:00-17:00 weekdays.
- General Library (Senriyama Campus)
- Takatsuki Campus Library (Takatsuki Campus)
- Sakai Campus Library (Sakai Campus)
*Learning Commons in General Library may not be used.
*Muse Library (Takatsuki Muse Campus) may not be used.
*Use of the libraries other than General Library requires a library card (personal IC card). Please refer to “Borrowing” section below for more detailed information.
When are the libraries unavailable?
Closed dates, National holidays, Sunday during regular terms, Saturday during breaks.
How to use materials
- General Library
You can use materials in General Library with a one-day ticket for the library, which is issued after you are identified with your student ID card (for undergraduate/graduate students) or your staff card/OU library card (for full-time faculty/staff and medical doctors). You can also enter and use the general library with your Kansai University Library’s library card (personal IC card). Please refer to “Borrowing” section below to get information on how to apply for the library card.
- Takatsuki Campus Library, Sakai Campus Library
You can enter and use the libraries with your Kansai University Library’s library card (personal card).
*There are some restrictions on use of audiovisual materials.
*E-journals and databases may not be used.
Can I borrow materials?
Kansai University Library’s library card (personal ID card) is required for borrowing materials to outside of the libraries. Apply for the card at one of the three available libraries with your student ID card (for undergraduate/graduate students) or your staff card/OU library card (for full-time faculty/staff and medical doctors). Application can be submitted until a quarter to the closing time. Number of materials and borrowing periods are as follows.
|Status||Number of materials||Period|
|Undergraduate/Graduate students||5||2 weeks|
|Full-time faculty/staff and Medical doctors||10
*study books are limited to 5
*2 weeks for study books except for those of Takatsuki Campus Library
EUIJ-Kansai (Kobe University, Kwansei Gakuin University)
EUIJ-Kansai (EU Institute in Japan, Kansai) is a consortium of Kobe University, Kwansei Gakuin University and Osaka University. It was established on 1 April 2005 in order to contribute to strengthening the ties between Japan and the EU by promoting educational and academic interactions, enhancing public relations and sending out information.
Undergraduate/graduate students who has registered for the EU Studies Certificate Programme (under the credit transfer agreement between the three member universities), faculty in charge of the programme, and co-researchers can use the libraries of the three member universities.
Who is eligible?
Undergraduate/graduate students who has registered for the EU Studies Certificate Programme, faculty in charge of the programme, co-researchers.
What service do they offer?
Service provided by each library differs. Please check their websites before you pay a visit.