In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we announce measures of Waseda University Library.
Entry & Services (Updated Dec. 1)
Browsing, borrowing and copying library materials are all available, but there are some restrictions.
- Talking and group use in the libraries are not allowed.
- The number of seats are limited to avoid crowding.
- University ID card holders【Students including Non-degree course and Art & Architecture School, Faculties, Staff and High School Students】
- Professor Emeritus
- Library card (Green, Blue or Red) users such as Visiting Researcher, Research Fellow, JSPS Research Fellow, Adjunct Researcher, Instructor at the Extension Center, e-School Education Coach, Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant, Researchers or Assistants in the research institutions of Waseda, and etc.
- Alumni, Open college members* (Extension Center), Waseda Supporters Club member* (Users marked * can use Central Library Only.)
※ All visitors other than the above can only use the materials stored in the Special Collections and Rare Book Collections of the Central Library. Please check “Using Materials in Special Collections” from the following URL. https://www.waseda.jp/library/en/collections/materials/
- Entry may be restricted if the number of visitors exceeds a maximum allowed.
- You must keep following rules in the libraries. Library staff may reject your entry if you do not obey.
– Wear a mask or a substitute of it.
– Disinfect your hands when you enter and leave the libraries.
– Keep an enough distance from other users or library staffs.
- Please do not visit the libraries when you do not feel well, for example, you have a fever.
- You cannot use a part of facilities and materials depending on the situation.
- Do not disinfect library materials by yourself.
- Please disinfect your hands on your own responsibility before/after using library facilities and materials. We clean and disinfect the inside of the libraries, but ask you to forgive any imperfection.
- Library will keep the record of entries for a while in preparation for the infection occurs.
Most of libraries and reading rooms open regular hours. Please check User guide No.23 for more details. On the other hand, there are some restrictions like below.
- S. Takata Memorial Research Library: Reading rooms are closed.
- Toyama Library: Materials located in Theoretical Configuration / Course Rooms are not available.
- School librayr of Social Sciences: Reading room on the 4th floor is closed.
- Theatre Museum Library: Advance reservation is needed. For details, please refer to the website (Japanese version only).
- Mathematics (School of Education) : Weekdays 11:00-15:00 (12:30-13:30 Closed). Please contact the room directly before you visit.
- Psychology (School of Education) : Weekdays 11:00-15:00 (12:30-13:30 Closed). Please contact the room directly before you visit.
How to Use
- [For University ID card holders] A student or faculty/staff ID is required to use library services. If you don’t have it yet, please consult the office you are belonging to first.
- [For alumni] Please prepare your Waseda Card or Alumni Association Card. For more details from here (In Japanese only). You will also be asked to provide your contact information on the “Application Form for Special Entry to the Library”.
- [For library card users] If you come to libraries for the first time, we will issue/renew the library card for you at the Information Desk of the Central Library on the second floor. If you have the library card but expired, please bring it with you. For more details from here.
Library Materials Delivery Service
This mailing service is aimed to support Waseda University Library’s users who have some difficulties to come to the university due to mainly influence by COVID-19.
- Undergraduate / Graduate student (Including non-degree student)
- Student of Senior High School / Honjyo Senior High School
- Student of Art and Architecture School
- Faculty (Including part-time lecturer)
- Professor Emeritus
- Library card (Green, Blue, Red) user
Details of the service
Check the guide, Library Materials Delivery Service.
Returning books, Suspension of the privileges (overdue books), Renewing loan periods
You can return books to circulation desks in the libraries, to Book Return Posts, and by mail service.
- Returning books to Book Return Posts
You can return books to the Book Return Posts located outside following libraries and student reading rooms when campus gate is open.
*The returned books will be processed on the next opening day. If you want them to be processed on the day, please return them to circulation desks in the libraries.
Waseda Campus: S.Takata Memorial Research Library where Book Return Post is located in front of 1st floor entrance of Building No.2, each student reading room
Toyama Campus: Toyama Library where Book Return Post is located outside entrance
Nishiwaseda Campus: Science and Engineering Library where Book Return Post is located outside entrance, Science and Engineering Students’ Reading Room (*You can not return books that you borrow from other libraries or other student reading rooms to the Book Return Post of Science and Engineering Students’ Reading Room)
Tokorozawa Campus: Tokorozawa Library where Book Return Post is located outside entrance
*Central Library does not have Book Return Post.
- Returning books by mail service
You can return them by mail service with traceable options (You-pack etc.) for the safety reason. We recommend you to keep the receipt of it.
・You are responsible for the returning including its cost.
・When you pack them for the shipping, please put them in a plastic bag in order to prevent damage by water.
– In Japanese
– In English
Dept. of Users Support
Building No.18, Center for Scholarly Information 2F, Waseda Campus
1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050 TEL. 03-5286-2195
* Please write “Return Book(s)” on the front side.
Due Dates (Updated Oct. 16)
- Due dates on and after February 21 (Fri) have been extended. New due dates were announced by emails when extended and you can confirm these by MyLibrary.【Although due dates have been extended until October 15 (Thu), they will no longer be done.】
Suspension of the privileges (overdue books) (Updated Nov. 3)
- In consideration of the impact of the coronavirus, penalties for overdue books will be as follows;
(1) Suspension until the overdue books for more than 4 days are returned
⇒Until November 16, you can borrow books in addition. If the overdue book is placed on hold by another user, please return it as soon as possible.
On and after November 17, you will not be able to borrow books until the overdue books for more than 4 days are returned. If the overdue book is placed on hold by another user, your borrowing privileges will be suspended.
(2) Suspension after the books are returned (Based on the number of days overdue and the number of books) ⇒Exemption for the time being.
★Although the message “BLOCKS” is displayed on My Library, you can still check out books at the library.
- If you cannot visit the campus for any reason, such as if you live overseas or outside of the Tokyo area, or if all of your courses are offered online, please return the books when you are able to do so.
*If you are unable to return the books, emails reminding you to return the books will be automatically sent. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Renewing loan periods (Updated Oct. 16)
- Loan period can be renewed from “My Library”([Menu] at the upper right of WINE>My Library). Please refer to “Renew Library Materials” and “Sign in to WINE” in WINE User’s Guide.
- As mentioned above, the penalty for overdue books is practically exempted. You can borrow new books in addition until November 16 (Mon), even if you still have overdue books. But if you have overdue books, the message “BLOCKS” is displayed on your “My Library” and you will not be able to renew the due dates of the books that are not yet overdue. Thank you for your understanding.
- If you lost the book, please email to the following address in advance.
libmail(★)list.waseda.jp *Please replace (★) with @ when sending mail.
- Click here to know how to use electronic materials and databases from off-campus. [For students studying at home] (Added 4/16)
- Click here for information about e-resources (databases, online journals & e-books).
info-wul(★)list.waseda.jp *Please replace (★) with @ when sending mail.
・Please include your school name, school year, or job title, as well as your full name and contact information (email) in your inquiry.