Medical Library Guide

医学図書館利用案内(日本語)

If you are a visitor (Not Kyoto Univ. member), please see "For Visitors".
The library Guide is available in PDF (below) or as a leaflet (at the counter).
Library Guide (English ver.) (Last Update: Sep. 29, 2017 PDF 2,415KB)

Index:
Library HoursHolidaysEntering / ExitingIssue of Medical Library CardAccessBorrowing / ReturningCopying library materials in the library
How to find materialsIn case the material is not availableSpace / FacilitiesRules
Floormap

Library Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9:00 - 21:45 (Closes at 22:00)
Sat. 10:00 - 15:45 (Closes at 16:00)
  • Stacks and study rooms are available until 30 min. prior to closing time.

Holidays

  • Sundays
  • National Holidays of Japan
  • Kyoto University Foundation Day (Jun. 18)
  • Faculty of Medicine’s Anatomy Ceremony
  • Summer Holidays
  • Year-end & New Year (Dec. 28 - Jan. 4)

[Added on Jun. 22, 2017]
In AY 2017, Library hours will be expanded during exam period.
In Jul. 2017, Jan. 2018, and on the first Sunday in Feb. 2018, we will be open on Sundays and Holidays. Please click here (in Japanese).

Calendar
Occasional changes of opening & closing times are announced on our website.

Entering / Exiting

To enter the library, please touch/swipe your card (see below) into the card reader at the entrance gate. The entrance gate will then open.

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京都大学IC職員証・役員証 京都大学IC学生証 京都大学認証ICカード(非常勤教職員等) 京都大学医学図書館利用証(医学図書館発行) 京都大学図書館利用証(附属図書館発行)
IC Staff Card IC Student Card IC Staff Card Medical Library Card Library Card

Visitors should seek help from library staff in front of the entrance gate. Please fill out the appropriate form at the front desk.
When exiting the library, pass through the exit gate. If you attempt to exit with material that has not been borrowed, an alarm will sound.

Issue of Medical Library Card

Who can apply

We can issue a Medical Library card for members of the Faculty of Medicine, related institutes and members of Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine.
University ID cards or student ID cards with a magnetic strip / IC double as library cards.

Faculty of Medicine and related institutes:

How to apply

For details:医学図書館利用証の申請(Japanese only)

Borrowing / Returning

Borrowing

When you want to borrow a book with a barcode label, please present it at the desk with your ID card, student ID card or Library card. You may also use the automatic self-checkout machine.

Borrowing limits

(When the due date is a holiday, you may return the item on the following opening day.)

  Quantity Time
Journals Up to 5 items Next day
BooksUp to 5 items2 weeks
  • Reference books:禁帯出ラベル day-time loan only
  • We cannot lend library materials to visitors (including alumni of Kyoto University and members of the Open University of Japan).

Returning

Please return materials to the front desk. Please use the book post for after hours.

Loan extension (RENEWAL)

Library materials can be renewed if no one has reserved them. You can extend the initial loan period by 2 weeks from the day of extension (only once). Please apply before the due date at the front desk. Alternatively, you can renew items online by using "MyKULINE". You cannot extend the loan period if the books are already due.

Reserving materials on loan

Reservations can only be made for materials currently on loan. Please apply at the front desk, or online through "MyKULINE". We will contact you once the material has been returned. Please come to the front desk within one week after being notified.

Copying library materials in the library

An individual can only copy part of any library material for research purposes. Please use the photocopy machine on the 1st floor.

Please note:

  • For books: You are only allowed to copy part of a book, not the entire item.
  • For periodicals: You may copy the full page of an article in a journal (except from the current issue).
  • You may only make one.
  • You may only photocopy for research purposes.
  • For personal use only.

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Photocopying hours of operation and cost:

Monochrome/sheetcolor/sheetOperation hours
CashKU members¥20¥60Mon.-Fri.
9:00-16:30
Visitors¥35¥80
Public expense
with application form
¥20*¥60*Mon.-Fri. 9:00-21:45
Sat. 10:00-15:45
Public expense
with Xerox Card
¥10*¥40*
COOP Copy Card¥10**¥50**

* Payment will be debited. ** Payment by COOP Copy Card.

Procedures

Copying at private expense (cash)

Please submit a "Photocopy Application Form" at the front desk.

Copying at public expense (with a "Kyoto University photocopy application form")

Please fill in the form and hand it in at the front desk.

Copying with a "Xerox Card for the Medical Library"

Xerox Cards have been distributed to each laboratory.

Copying with COOP Copy Card

Buy a COOP Copy Card at the University COOP. Please drop off a "Photocopy Application Form (COOP Copy Card)" in the box next to the copy machine.

How to find materials

(1) KULINE (Kyoto University Libraries Online Catalog)

It is possible to search for and locate materials held at Kyoto University by using KULINE. Please check the holding library, holdings location, and Call No. on the KULINE display. E-journals and E-books available at Kyoto University can also be looked up on KULINE.

KULINE画面例

See "Floor map / Location" for details.

(1-1) Materials marked "Staff only area"

Ask the staff about consulting materials belonging to the following areas

Audio Visual Materials, Stack No.2 , Stack BF

(1-2) Laboratory materials

Ask the staff about materials marked "Medical Library / Laboratory".

(2) Using Databases

At Kyoto University library, bibliographic databases, full-text databases of newspapers and dictionaries, and medical imaging databases are available.

(2-1) Search e-Journals
(2-2) Search e-Books
(2-3) Databases

Kyoto University Article Linker
You can access full-text items (e-journals, etc.) by clicking the "Kyoto University Article Linker" icon found on the search result display of the bibliographic database.

In case the material is not available

Using other libraries of Kyoto University

Please visit libraries on the South campus or main (Honbu) campus in person. Alternatively, it is possible to request photocopies or borrow books from holding libraries in cases where the materials are held at the North campus, Uji campus, or distant campuses. Please make a request through MyKULINE or at the front desk.

Requesting photocopies / books from other university libraries

It is possible to request articles or borrow books which are not available in Kyoto University from other libraries (for a fee). Please make a request through MyKULINE or at the front desk.

Visiting other university libraries (Reading Only)

It is possible to visit other university / institution libraries. Some libraries may require the presentation of student ID or personal ID, and some may require you to bring a letter of introduction. Please ask a staff member at the front desk.
* We are only able to issue letters of introduction for members of the Faculty of Medicine or related institutes. (Hours of operation: Mon.- Fri. 9:00-17:00)

Application Form:各種申請様式 #紹介状発行申込

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library

Members of the Faculty of Medicine and related institutes of Kyoto University can use the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library.
Obtain a Library Card at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Library.

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National Diet Library "Available only at the NDL and partner libraries"

If you are a member of Kyoto University, you can consult part of the digital collections (Available only at the NDL and partner libraries) of the National Diet Library in this library.

For details:
"国立国会図書館デジタル化資料送信サービスについて"(京都大学医学図書館)

Space / Facilities

Library Spaces

Lounge (1F)

You can find newspapers and magazines here. You are allowed to eat and drink in this area. (This is the only area in the library, where you may do so)

Information Corner (1F)

There are PCs and DVD/VHS players. 4 PCs (available to anyone) are dedicated for searching e-journals and databases. 9 PCs (available only to KU members) for Office software and internet. 2 DVD/VHS players for using library audio-visual materials.

Study Booth 1/2 (2F)

There are 2 small study booths for up to 4 people. Reservations can be made 3 working days in advance. Please make a request at the front desk. Restricted to members of the Faculty of Medicine or related institutes.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00-21:30
  Sat. 10:00-15:30
Group Study Room 1/2/3 (3F)

There are 3 group study rooms for up to 12 people. Reservations can be made 3 working days in advance. Please make a request at the front desk. Restricted to members of the Faculty of Medicine or related institutes.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00-21:30
  Sat. 10:00-15:30
Seminar Room (3F)

There is one room for meetings or seminars for up to 24 people. Reservations can be made 3 working days in advance. Please make a request at the front desk. Restricted to members of the Faculty of Medicine or related institutes.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00-21:30
  Sat. 10:00-15:30

Library Facilities

Wireless access LAN / Internet Connections

Wireless access LAN (KUINS-Air or eduroam) is available in the library. Also, there are internet connections in the study booths, group study rooms, seminar room, and at some of the desks on each floor. You can use your own laptop in this area. It requires ECS-ID or SPS-ID.

  1. KUINS-Air:
    Setting Manuals. You need to change your proxy settings to access the e-Journals and the Databases.
  2. eduroam:
    Setting Manuals. You need to set up PPTP Setting to access e-Journals and Databases
Laptops / projectors for loan

There are laptops and projectors for loan within the library. Laptops are available only to members of the Faculty of Medicine or related institutes. You can use Office software and internet (requires ECS-ID or SPS-ID).

For Visitors

Anyone can browse and copy materials from the Medical Library, Kyoto University, except some e-journals and databases. Visitors cannot borrow materials.

Visitors - Entering the library

Visitors should seek help from library staff in front of the entrance gate. Please fill out the appropriate form at the front desk.

Visitors - How to find materials

See "How to find materials".

Visitors - Using databases / Browse e-journals & e-books

Visitors can use the dedicated PCs for e-journals and databases located in "the Information corner". Some databases and e-journals are not accessible to visitors. (e.g. UpToDate, SciFinder, etc.)

Visitors - Copying / Printing

An individual may only copy part of any library material for research purposes. Please use the photocopy machine on the 1st floor. You can only use cash for printing from the PCs for e-journals and databases.

Monochrome/sheetcolor/sheetOperation hours
Cash (Visitors)¥35¥80Mon.-Fri.
9:00-16:30
COOP Copy Card¥10**¥50**Mon.-Fri.9:00-21:45
Sat.10:00-15:45

** Payment by COOP Copy Card

Visitors - If you cannot visit during the hours of operation

Other University Students / Faculties / Staff

Request photocopies from the library of your university.

Not University Members (In Japan)

Request photocopies by E-mail. (Subject:Photocopy request([YOUR NAME]))
When you request, please include the following information about the item you need.
*If you have no E-mail address, you can apply by FAX or letter.

  • Your name / affiliation / address
  • Bibliographic data of article
  • Please also add: "I request the photocopy for research purposes."

We check the bibliographic data, and let you know how to pay for the copying charge.
Expect the photocopies approximately one week after payment.

*E-mail : igakueturan[at]mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
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Rules

Last Update:2017-09-29