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

You need either a Student ID Card with a magnetic stripe (issued to Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students) or a Library Card to enter the libraries. These cards are valid for four libraries and three faculty/research institute libraries. (Library of Graduate School of Human Sciences, Library of Institute for Protein Research, Library of ISIR).

For Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students

You can enter the library and borrow materials with your Student ID Card (with a magnetic stripe on the back).

For Non-Regular Students (Research Students, Auditors etc.)

You need to get a Library Card.

Please apply at the counter with your Student ID Card. (Weekdays 9:00-17:00)

For Faculty, Staff and Research Fellows

You need to get a Library Card.

Please apply at the counter with any one of items listed below. (Weekdays 9:00-17:00)

  1. Document which mentions your state, department and term in Osaka University, for example:
    • employment contract document
    • contract document concerning your status such as Visiting Researcher, Research Advisor, and so on
    • Staff ID Card
  2. ID number issued by Osaka University, for example:
    • “Kojin Bango” (The eight-digit number which is indicated in your employment contract document and your salary slip)
    • Osaka University Personal ID

※When the library cannot confirm all the necessary information by your ID numbers, we ask you to show us one of the documents of 1.

For Professors Emeriti

Library staff will mail a Library Card and a library guide to your home.

 FAQ

[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. In the case of temporary use such as non-checkout use or copying, you don’t have to show the library the certificate if you make a definite procedure at the entrance.
[For Students, Faculty and Staff] Entering the Library and Library Card
[For Alumni, Visitors] Entering the Library and Library Card
You can enter the library, read books and copy them. Please inform the library staff at the counter. However, note that you cannot check out the materials.
The library will issue a new Library Card. Please refer to the page below and follow the same procedure as the initial application.
[For Students, Faculty and Staff] Entering the Library and Library Card
Staff ID can’t be used as Library Card, so please make an application for a Library Card. Please refer to the page below and follow the necessary procedure. If you don’t have a Library card and want to use or copy library materials just on the day, you can enter the library by showing your Staff ID and fill out the form.