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User Index

Visitors

Waseda University Library is not open to the public, only available for visitors (Researchers and students) who are doing research and who wish to use specific books and other materials owned by the Library, which are unavailable at other libraries.

We do not accept inquiries from individuals about our holdings or usage. Please contact us via your university or institution’s library or public library.

* For librarians whom in charge of mutual cooperation, or librarians at public libraries, please see Other Libraries.

User Qualification

1.General public

  • Please ask your local public library.

2.Students, faculty & staff from other universities

  • You are required to bring a letter of introduction issued by your university library and your ID.
  • For details, please ask at your library.

3.Users from cooperative agreement libraries

Please bring your student/faculty ID. There are some libraries you can enter without a letter of introduction. When using libraries other than listed below, users need to bring a letter of introduction from your belonging library.

  • Student reading rooms,  Audio Visual Room in Central Library are not available.
  • Request for browsing rare book collection and special collection is required. Please receive an official approval in advance.

>Using Materials in Special Collections (Central Library)

For Keio University Members
  • Available Libraries: Central, Toyama, Science & Engineering, Tokorozawa
  • IDs: Library use ticket or ID card (Full-time Faculty and Staff Only), Student ID

>Keio University Library Website (In Japanese Only)

For Doshisha University Members
  • Available Libraries: Central, Toyama, Science & Engineering, Tokorozawa
  • IDs: University ID, Student ID

>Doshisha University Library Website (In Japanese Only)

For Hitotsubashi University Members
  • Available Libraries: Central Library Only
  • IDs: Faculty ID (Full-time Only), Student ID

>Hitotsubashi University Library Website

For Kansai University Members
  • Available Libraries: Central Library Only
  • IDs: Faculty ID (which is mentioned “Faculty Member” on the back side), Student ID (Graduate Students Only)

>Kansai University Library Website (In Japanese Only)

4.Special auditing students and exchange students, such as those from cooperative agreement universities (In Japanese Only)

5.Waseda Supporters Club member

  • The use of Central Library is available.
  • Lifetime members/Special members: Please enter the entrance gate with your Waseda Supporters Club card.
  • Annual members: Please show your Waseda Supporters Club card at the Information Desk.

6.Open college members (Extension Center)

  • The use of Central Library is available for members over the age of 18.
  • Please show your membership card at the Information Desk.

Extension Center (In Japanese Only)

Services

Please check the information in each library, as available services, dates and times differ depending on each library.

Browsing

  • Browsing Books, Journals and Micro materials in the library is available.
  • Lending, Using Internet (including wifi) and Audio Visual materials are not available.
  • For using e-resources (database, e-journals, e-books) subscribed to by Waseda University, please ask at the Central Library.

Photocopying

  • Please make photocopies only the necessary part according to the copyright law.
  • “General public”, “Students, faculty & staff from other universities” are not allowed making photocopies yourself. Please ask to the staff of each library.

Rare, Valuable Books

  • Request for browsing rare book collection and special collection is required. Please receive an official approval in advance.

>Using Materials in Special Collections (Central Library)  Guide for visitors / alumni

User Information of each library for Visitors

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