General information

  • It is possible for visitors to access the books and make copies in the library, however books cannot be borrowed.

  • Unintended use (such as occupying seats without using library materials or using computers for private matters) is prohibited in the library.

  • It is possible to search for items and to use electronic journals from the terminals located in the first floor.
    Please do not use the terminals for any other purpose. The internet access is not possible through the notebook computer.

Library Hours and Closing Days

  • Monday-Friday: 8:45-22:00 / Saturday: 9:00-17:00

  • Closing DaysSundays, National holidays, New Year's holidays, Days of entrance examination, some periods during summer and spring vacations.

    • Any changes will be announced in advance on the library’s website and library bulletin board.

Entering the library

  • Please contact the library staff at the entrance gate if you do not have a library card.

  • Visitors should fill out an application form. Some identification will be required.

  • One-day pass will be issued to the visitors. Please return on their way out.

Accessing materials

  • The Library has about 110,000 books, 2,300 audio-visual materials and 1,300 journals.

  • Most of the books are classified and arranged according to the Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC) system.

  • Japanese and Non-Japanese books on the second floor are located in different sections and arranged according to the Call Number (NDC).

  • The journals are arranged alphabetically according to the title.

  • You must submit a request form to request an item in the library stack room.

  • Nippon Decimal Classification(NDC)

    000 General works 500 Technology
    100 Philosophy 600 Industry
    200 History 700 The arts
    300 Social sciences 800 Language
    400 Natural sciences 900 Literature

Finding materials

Facilities Guide

  • Audio-Visual MaterialsVisitors can use videos, DVDs, CDs and other Audio-Visual materials in the library’s collection at the AV personal booth.

    • Please bring these AV materials you wish to use to the library counter. We can lend you headphones and a remote controller.

    • After using these devices, please return them to the library counter. AV materials must be returned to their original location.
  • Using PCs and InternetThere are nine PCs for information searching.

    • Personal data or documents cannot be saved into library computers.
  • Copying MaterialsIt is possible to make copies of some of the library materials in accordance with Section 31 of the National copyright Act.

    • There are four copy machines including three prepaid card-operated machines and one coin-operated machine. A prepaid card is available at the convenience store on campus or from a vending machine in the library.

User card Issue

  • The following people obtain a library card. If necessary apply at the library counter.

  • Borrowing books: A maximum of three books per person can be checked out and loan period is a maximum of one week.

  • You can neither reserve books from OPAC nor use “My OPAC” web page.

    • Alumni

    • Members of Niigata Society of Health and Welfare can use the library during one year after subscription.

    • AIKOUKAI MEDICAL CORPORATION staff and Atago-fukushikai Social Welfare Corp staff can use the library for 3 years.

    • Staff members of university training facilities can use the library for 3 years.

    • Any person who has permission by Library Director.

Terms of Use

  • The silence must be maintained within the library no one should disturb other users.

  • Respect the rule of deadline, entrance way and the use of each corner.

  • Covered drinks are allowed in the library, but please be sure to keep them in your bag.

  • Please set your mobile phone to silent mode and refrain from talking on the phone except in designated areas or outside the building.

  • Please handle with care the materials and equipment and keep the establishment in order.

  • Keep valuables in your possession at all times.