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Borrowing, Returning, Renewing, and Holding(For Waseda users only)

For Waseda users only


To borrow books, please bring books to circulation desk with student ID, Faculty and staff ID, or library card. Borrowing periods and number of books can be borrowed differ by the user’s status at WasedaUniversity Library. For more information, please see “Borrowing Rules.”

View Your Record

The status of books on loan and on hold, confirmation of renewal of books on loan can be viewed from View Your Records on WINE.

Renewal at Circulation Desk

If the book on loan is not placed ‘hold’ by other users, borrowing the book again is available at the circulation desk right after returning it. Please see “Return Anywhere Service” to find library and reading room where renewal service is available.


Library materials must be returned to the circulation desk by the due date.

Return Anywhere Service

Books borrowed from Central Library, Campus Libraries, and Student Reading Rooms on Waseda Campus can be returned to any of these libraries.

Overdue Materials

In case that a borrower misses the due date to return library materials, he/she receives one penalty point per a day per one item. When the penalty points reach 50, borrowing privilege is suspended for 14 days. When borrowing privilege is suspended at one library on campus, this is also subject to apply at other libraries in Waseda.

Penalty points and suspension period Borrowing privilege is suspended for 14 days per 50 penalty points.

Liability for Lost or Damaged Books

Please come to a reference desk immediately if a book is lost or damaged. You may be asked to replace the lost / damaged item or may be charged for its replacement.

Renewal on WINE

Loan period can be renewed from View Your Record on WINE. However, in case that a book is placed a hold by other users or user’s library privileges have been suspended, loan period cannot be extended. Please return the book by the due date.

Maximum Number of Renewal Up to 2 times
Renewal period From five days before the due date


A book currently “ON HOLD SHELF” or on loan can be placed a hold. To hold a book from the item page on WINE, please press “REQUEST” and log in View Your Record with user’s ID and MyWaseda password. To confirm or cancel a hold, please go to View Your Record on WINE as well.

In case that a reserved book is located at a remote campus library, you need to pick it up at the same library. To request the book to the library you wish to pick up, please ask at a reference desk or request Interlibrary Loans (ILL) from Library Online Request in “Research/Tasks” on the top of MyWaseda.

Number of books that can be put on hold Undergraduates Graduates Faculty & staff
15 30 60

The numbers above are the total number of materials can be reserved from the Central Library, each Campus Library (Takata, Toyama, Science and Engineering and Tokorozawa), Theatre Museum Library, Student Reading Rooms (Political Science and Economics, Law, Education, Commerce, Social Sciences, International Liberal Studies), and Japanese Language Students’ Reading Room.

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