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Open−shelf Books 2, 3

open shelf book 2
Open−shelf Books 3
Open−shelf Books 2, 3 house books and materials centering on popular books(SOCIAL SCIENCES and NATURAL SCIENCES, etc).
Open−shelf Books 3 houses JIS(Japanese Industrial Standards) books.

Group Studies 2, 3

Group Studies 1, 2, 3
Group Studies offer rooms for students to study together in groups.
Please come to the Main Counter if you'd like to use.


Silence is a room to study calmly.
Personal laptops or items with key touch sounds such as calculators can not be used in this room.


Entrance Gate

Reception Counter
Student/teacher/staff ID, or a library card, is required to enter the library. Visitors from outside the university who wish to use library materials, or look around the library, should contact the library staff.

Main Counter

Main Counter
book return slot
The following services are available at the Main Counter:
1. Borrowing, returning and reserving of library materials
(When the library is closed, books can be returned via the Book Return Slot outside the library.)
2. Retrieval of back issues of some magazines and newspapers
3. Inquiry about materials held in faculty libraries
4. Reciving Interlibrary Loan materials
5. Making requests for intercampus delivery service
6. Making requests for using library facilities
7. Applying for traning sessions and workshops
8. Issuance and renewal of library cards
9. Retrieving materials for visitors

Reference Counter

Reference Counter
For the effective use of the library and its resources, library staff are on hand at the Reference Counter to answer questions or offer advice on how to search for relevant literature and materials using a variety of reference tools.

Available services are:

Usage and Research Assistance
Assistance on how to research for literature, how to use DOORS and databases, where to find necessary materials, etc.

Reference and Information
Advice on how to collect literature and materials regarding specific themes, answering questions about specific items and data, etc.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
Information about requests for using materials of faculty libraries, issuance of a letter of introduction to those who wish to use libraries of other universities and organizations, acceptance of request to obtain or to photocopy materials from other universities and organizations, etc.

Open−shelf Books 1

Open−shelf Books 1
pocket book
Open−shelf Books 1 houses books and materials centering on popular books (HUMANITIES, etc), pocket books, etc.

Global Lab.

global labo
Global Lab. offers a collection of books based on three aims: to encourage foreign language learning, deepen cultural understanding, and learn Japanese culture.
(This collection is selected by particular standard that is different from other books in this library.)

Extensive Reading Books

Extensive Reading Books (ESL BOOKS) are classified into their word levels and publishers.


Guidebooks are located in this area.
They are in library-use only.

Multimedia Resources

multimedia corner
Multimedia resources such as DVDs, videos, and CDs are located in this area. These items are in library-use only. Please come to the Main Counter if you’d like to use.

AV Booth

AV Booth
In AV Booth, you can watch foreign news (CNN, BBC, and CCTV Daifu).
Please come to the Main Counter if you’d like to use.

Speaking Booth

Speaking Booth
In Speaking Booth, you can improve your English pronunciation and listening skill by using “AmiVoice”, a software for learning and practicing pronunciation. You can also use it for practicing English conversation. Please come to the Main Counter if you’d like to use.

Reference Collection and Maps

Reference Corner
map Corner
Reference Collection houses reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, indexes, white papers, statistics, almanacs, atlases (large atlases, residential maps, topographical maps), etc.

Periodicals and Newspapers

Magazine and Newspaper Corners
Magazine and Newspaper Corners
The latest issues of major periodicals (alphabetically arranged) are available, together with bulletins published by Doshisha University, the current month’s newspapers and the Japanese government’s official gazettes (issues from the most recent 12 months).

New Arrivals and Doshisha Materials

The information on new arrivals is displayed instead of the actual book.
Doshisha-related materials are located in this area.

Group Studies 1

group studies 1
Group Studies offer rooms for students to study together in groups.
Please come to the Main Counter if you'd like to use.

Reading Service Room and Braille Room

Braille Room and Reading Service Room
Braille Room and Reading Service Room
Braille dictionaries (English-Japanese, Japanese language, etc), Braille newspapers (weekly), voice guidance PC and scanners are available in the Braille Room.
Please come to the Main Counter if you'd like to use.

PC Space

PC Corner
PC Space is equipped with desktop computers. Users are free to search databases or use the Internet for their studies as well as prepare reports or presentation materials using a range of software.
ID authentication is required to use the PCs.

Stacks Entrance

There is Stacks Entrance at the second floor.
Back issues of periodicals and foreign paperbacks are located in the 2F Stacks, while back issues of almanacs, white papers and statistics, etc, general books, reference books, pocket books, rare books and closed-stacks are located in the 1F Stacks. No procedure is necessary to use these materials.

Mobile Phone Booth

Mobile phone Booth
You are allowed to use your mobile phones or smartphones only in this booth. Talking on your mobile phone is not permitted in the other area.