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Using the Libraries

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, some services are restricted. See here for more details.

Procedures on using the Libraries

  • A student or faculty/staff ID is required to use library services. Please do not forget to bring your ID with you when using the library.
  • When users affiliated with Waseda University other than students, faculty and staff wish to use library services, a “Library Card” is required.
  • Alumni who want to use library services must use their Waseda Card or Alumni Association Card.
  • Visitors who want to use library services, they must have Waseda University Supporters Club card, or letters of introduction issued by other university libraries or public libraries.
  • User services may vary depending on the libraries and the user’s status at Waseda.
    >Libraries & Reading Rooms
  • Please ask about library cards at the Information Desk on the second floor of the Central Library.
  • Users are not required to sign out when leaving the library. They are requested to go through the BDS (Book Detection System).


  • Smoking, eating and drinking in the libraries are prohibited as a rule.
  • Please keep your valuables with you at all times to prevent theft.
  • Please do not talk on your cell-phones in the libraries. Please turn them off or set to silent mode so that other users are not disturbed.
  • Library users are not permitted to take books and other materials out of the library without procedure for borrowing.
  • Please handle books, materials and equipment carefully. Should any materials be damaged, the user may be liable for charges incurred to replace or repair the item.
    >Liability for Lost or Damaged Books
  • Please use computers and calculators in designated areas. Library users are not permitted to use recording equipment, such as cameras and scanners, inside the library without prior permission.
  • The use of coin lockers is limited to one-day. Please take your bags and belongings with you when leaving.
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