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Using the Libraries

Library cards corresponding to user status are required when using library services, such as entry and borrowing of books.

  • Visiting Professor, Visiting Researcher, Visiting Scholar etc.

Library card (Green) is required.

Status

Visiting Professor(Associate, Assistant), Visiting Researcher(Senior, Junior), Visiting Scholar, Visiting Research Fellow, JSPS Research Fellow

Required documents for applying a new card

The Identification Card (paper based) issued by Waseda University

  • When you apply for a library card, your ID card and the application form filled out by yourself are needed. You can download the form from here or receive it at the Information Desk on 2nd floor in the Central Library.

Application form for Library Card

How to Apply for a New Card

Location    Information Desk, 2F, Central Library
Time           Mon-Sat.: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm         Sun.: 10:30am – 4:00pm

※During vacation period, the time will be changed. Please refer to the library website.

  • For applications received after closing hours, cards can be picked up at the Information Desk after 12 pm of the following day.
Card Expiration Dates
  • Cards are valid for a period of one year or while you are associated with Waseda University.
  • Please return the expired card to the library. Expired cards are required when applying for renewal. Please make sure to keep your expired card.
Replacing a lost library card
  • Library card holders are responsible for any incident occurred due to the loss of library cards. Cards that have been lost or stolen can be misused, so please be careful with your card.
  • In case of loss of the library cards, please contact the Dept. of Users Support (TEL 03-5286-1659) immediately. The staff member will stop the lost library card to avoid any misuse.
  • A fee of 1,000 yen is required when reissuing a card.
Misuse of library cards
  • If a card is used by a person other than the one named on the card, the cardholder will be refused to use the library in future.

 

  • Adjunct Researcher, Research Fellow, Instructor at Extension Center, etc

Library card (Blue) is required.

Status & Required documents for applying a new card

1) Who need the Identification Card (paper based) issued by Waseda University.

Status:
Research Fellow (belongs to research institution, research center), Research Fellow and Research Collaborator of the Institute for Research in Contemporary Political and Economic Affairs, Guest Research Professor, Adjunct Researcher, Research Investigator, Research Assistant (RA), Contract Researcher, Research Student at Research Institution (including Sponsored Research Student), Research Intern, Teaching Assistant, Research Support Staff

  • When you apply for a library card, your ID card and the application form filled out by yourself are needed. You can download the form from here or receive it at the Information Desk on 2nd floor in the Central Library.

Application form for Library Card

2) Who need the letter from sponsoring department

Status:
GCOE Extramural Supporter, Instructor at the Extension Center, e-School Education Coach, Guest Teachers and Researchers from the Partner Universities

  • When you apply for a library card, the application form filled out by yourself and the letter from sponsoring department are needed. You can download the forms from here or receive them at the Information Desk on 2nd floor in the Central Library. For the letter, please ask the office you belong to.

Application form for Library Card
Letter from sponsoring department (In Japanese Only)

How to Apply for a New Card

Location    Information Desk, 2F, Central Library
Time           Mon-Sat.: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm         Sun.: 10:30am – 4:00pm

※During vacation period, the time will be changed. Please refer to the library website.

  • For applications received after closing hours, cards can be picked up at the Information Desk after 12 pm of the following day.
Card Expiration Dates
  • Cards are valid for a period of one year or while you are associated with Waseda University.
  • Please return the expired card to the library. Expired cards are required when applying for renewal. Please make sure to keep your expired card.
Replacing a lost library card
  • Library card holders are responsible for any incident occurred due to the loss of library cards. Cards that have been lost or stolen can be misused, so please be careful with your card.
  • In case of loss of library cards, please contact the Dept. of Users Support (TEL 03-5286-1659) immediately. The staff member will stop the lost library card to avoid any misuse.
  • A fee of 1,000 yen is required when reissuing a card.
Misuse of library cards
  • If a card is used by a person other than the one named on the card, the cardholder will be refused to use the library in future.

Available Libraries

There are a number of libraries at Waseda University. Usage differs for each library. Please check the Libraries & Reading Rooms for more detail.

Available Services

Services at some libraries are limited by user status. Please check the Libraries & Reading Rooms and the websites of the libraries you want to use for information on the services available.

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