Former faculty members and Employees

How to enter library

Please bring an identification to confirm your name and address..
We issue your TUFS Library card at the Service Counter on the 2nd floor of our library.
※Please come to the Service Counter between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays.

If your TUFS library card is valid, please enter through the entrance gate.

Book a visit

You can request to see specific items.

Please check the holding information and location of the materials via online catalogue (OPAC).
You cannot use the materials that has been lent to other users. Materials in the faculty offices are also unavailable.

For booking, please let us know the following information by FAX or e-mail before visiting.
(FAX: 042-330-5199 e-mail: www-lib[at]

  • Your name
  • Your contact address
  • Items which you want to see
    (If you have searched our OPAC, please note the Book ID and Call Number.)
  • Your preferred visiting date and other comments

※ Your booking are accepted during 9:00-17:00 on weekdays.

In-Person Services

Browsing the library

Plan your visit to the TUFS Library via Floor Guide and Online Catalogue (OPAC)

Borrowing Books

Former faculty members and employees can apply for TUFS Library Card and borrow books.

How to borrow

TUFS Library Card is necessary.

For Renewing or Validating your TUFS library card, please bring an identification to confirm your name and address.
ex. Driver license, insurance certificate, etc.

We issue your TUFS Library card at the Service Counter on the 2nd floor of our library.
※Please come to the Service Counter between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays.

Borrowing rights
CategoryVolumesLoan Period
Former faculty members 20 1 month
Former employees 10 2 weeks
When you forget your TUFS Library card

Please show us your identification to confirm your name and address. You can enter as a visitor.
In this case, you can browse and copy our library materials but you cannot borrow them.


Service hours

Until 15 min. before closing time

B/W (self-service)\10 per page
Color (self-service)\50 per page
B/W (photocopying by a library staff)\35 per page
Color (photocopying by a library staff)\75 per page
  • We don’t provide money exchange services.
  • Some collections (eg. Rare books) need photocopying by a library staff.
  • Photocopying by a library staff is until 15:00 on weekdays.

Using e-resources

Users can search and browse e-books, e-journal and online database, which are granted for walk-in users.
There is a computer for visitors on 2nd floor. Please come to the Service Counter before use.

※ The computer for visitor is only for using e-resources, therefore document creation and E-mail are not available.
  In addition, all users can use 3 OPAC terminals on the 2nd floor until 15 minutes before the library closes.

Service hours

9:00-17:00 on weekdays


Use of Library materials

  • You cannot borrow or bring the materials out of the library.
    If you want to borrow the materials, please contact the library of your university or neighboring public libraries.
  • Please make an application at the Service Counter by 5:00pm on weekdays if you want to use the materials which are kept in the closed stacks.
    In the case that you have made a request to us to keep the materials before visiting and gotten a “confirmation” message from us, you can use the materials after office hours.
  • Please use reading desks in the library for browsing the materials.
    Please note that you cannot use Private Study and Group Study room.
  • You can use the computer you brought with you, but please prepare your own Wi-Fi or other equipment to connect to the Internet.

Behavior in the Library

Please refrain from the following behaviors.

  • Smoking
    Please use the smoking areas of the university.
  • Drinking and eating
    Please put your food and beverages in your bag before entering the library.
  • Making a phone call
    Please use the “refresh area” on the 2nd floor for making a phone call.

Please see the leaflet for visitors for details. (You can also get one at the library.)