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Rules for Library Users
  • Opening days and hours are subject to change. Please check the library calendar before visiting the library.
  • Please use public transportation when you visit the library. Access by car or motorcycle is strictly prohibited.
  • Users are not permitted to enter the library with accompanying children.
  • To enter the library, please bring your ID card (student/teacher/staff ID, or a library card) or a letter of introduction.
    You are not allowed to enter the library without one of these.
  • Do not lend your library card or the library materials borrowed on your card to another person.
  • If you carry out the library materials that were not checked out, an alarm will sound, and you cannot go through the exit.
  • Library materials must be handled with care and respect. Please do not underline text or annotate documents. If library materials are damaged, defaced or lost, the borrower will be asked to pay for repair or replacement.
  • It is forbidden to talk on a cell phone (except for Mobile Phone Booth at Learned Memorial Library), eat, smoke, or chat in the library. You can bring drinks in spill-proof containers.
  • The library has no lockers so please keep your belongings with you and be sure to keep them in sight at all times.
  • If you cause trouble to other users or do not follow the instructions of the library staff, you may be asked to leave the library.

Faculty, Teachers, Staff, Students and Alumni of Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts

 AdmissionUsing library materialsBorrowingUsing multimedia materialsPC CornerSaturday
/Sunday
Reference service
Undergraduate/
Graduate student
Doshisha University-issued library cardOpen-stack:
5items/2wks.
Closed-stack:
5items/2wks.
××
Full-time faculty/staffCollege ID cardOpen-stack:
10items/2wks.
Closed-stack:
20items/1mo.
××
Visiting professor
Part-time lecturer
Professor emeritus
DWCLA alumni
Letter of introduction issued by the libraries of DWCLAReferral from the libraries of DWCLA×××××

Teachers, Staff, Students and Alumni of Other Doshisha Schools

 AdmissionUsing library materialsBorrowingUsing multimedia materialsPC CornerSaturday
/Sunday
Reference service
Doshisha school studentSpecial admission card issued by the school library, Student handbook×××××
Full-time teacher/staffSchool ID cardOpen-stack:
10items/2wks./
Closed-stack:
20items/1mo.
××
Part-time teacher/staff
Contract staff
Part-time worker
Retiree
Letter of introduction issued by the school libraryReferral from the school library×××××
Alumni of Doshisha schoolsReferral from the public libraryReferral from the public library×××××

Faculty, Teachers, Staff and Students of Other Universities

 AdmissionUsing library materialsBorrowingUsing multimedia materialsPC CornerSaturday
/Sunday
Reference service
Undergraduate student at Kansai/
Kwansei Gakuin/ Ritsumeikan University
Letter of introduction issued by the university library (reply to referral letter),
Student ID card
Referral from the university library×××××
Graduate student at Kansai/ Kwansei Gakuin/ Ritsumeikan UniversityStudent ID card, Signing in3items/2wks.××××
Full-time faculty/ staff at Kansai/ Kwansei Gakuin/ Ritsumeikan UniversityUniversity ID card, Signing in10items/1mo.
(open-stack:
4items/2wks.)
××××
Undergraduate/ Graduate student at Waseda UniversityStudent ID card, Signing in×××××
Full-time faculty/ staff at Waseda UniversityUniversity ID card, Signing inOpen-stack:
10items/2wks.
Closed-stack:
20items/1mo.
××××
Student in the United Graduate School of Professional Teacher Education, Kyoto University of EducationStudent ID card, Signing in3items/2wks.××××
Student/ teacher /staff at a member university of the Japan Association of Private University Libraries Kyoto Regional Committee (JASPUL)Undergraduate student:
JASPUL Common Library Card, Student ID card, Signing in
Graduate student/teacher/staff: University ID card, Signing in
×××××
Graduate student/teacher/ staff at a member university of the Consortium of Universities in KyotoUniversity ID card, Signing in×××××
Student/ teacher/ staff at other universitiesLetter of introduction issued by the university library
(reply to referral letter),
University ID card
Referral from the university library×××××

Other Users (local residents, private/business researchers, non-credit students, general public, etc.)

 AdmissionUsing library materialsBorrowingUsing multimedia materialsPC CornerSaturday
/Sunday
Reference service
Extension course participantRegistration check, Signing in××
*1
×
Open lecture participant××
*1
×
Center for Christian Culture open program participant××
*1
×
Kyotanabe Doshisha Human College participant××
*1
×
The Consortium of Universities in Kyoto credit exchange student (Doshisha)Credit exchange student ID×××
Miyako College Program participantMembership card×××
General publicLetter of introduction issued by the public library, ID documentReferral from the public library×××××
Private/business researcherLetter of introduction, ID documentReferral from the research instituion×××××
Local ResidentDoshisha University-issued library cardOpen-stack:
5items/2wks.
Closed-stack:
5items/1mo.
××
*1 Saturday only

For using European Info and Nakano Music Scores Collection, no letter of introduction is required. Anyone can use the materials during the following operation hours.
European Info: untill 20 minutes before the library closes.

Nakano Music Scores Collection:
Semester periodsMon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Non-semester periods
Summer opening period
Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note that the library will be unable to answer any inquiries by phone, fax, or email directly from those who wish to use the library materials.
We kindly ask you to make inquiries through your university/institution library or the nearest public library.

Donating books to the library
The library is no longer accepting donations of books and other materials from the general public.
We politely decline your kind offer and appreciate your understanding.

For Local residents
For more information, please see Local Residents (in Japanese).