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Library Hours

9:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00


CLOSED

  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • National Holidays
  • June 18 (Anniversary of the School's Founding)
  • Dec.28 - Jan.4
  • Irregularly closed in the absence of the library staff

Those who belong to Graduate School of Energy Science can use the reading room even in the absence of the library staff.
Please borrow the key in the school affairs office. (Materials cannot be taken out.)

Library Materials 

You can search the location of books and journals using KU-OPAC.


  1. Library Books (Location = 51/2LB)
    Books on energy, environment and others are all in the open stacks except special materials.
  2. Laboratory Books (All Location except 1)
    If you want to borrow the books kept in laboratories, inquire at the library.
  3. Laboratory Stack Room (Location=51/2LB11)
    (The Building No.6 of Faculty of Engineering. Room 170)
    Those who belong to Kyoto University can enter the room.
    Come to the library with your university ID card.
    Materials cannot be taken out outside the room.
    When you use the copy machine in the room, bring

    “Faculty of Engineering Public Expense Copy Card”(※1) or "The form for reproduction of documents of Kyoto University”(※2). 

Special Materials

The following materials are treated as special materials in Energy Science Library.
Permission of the author etc. is necessary for use.
Please submit the application form beforehand.


  • Bachelor thesis
  • Master's thesis
  • Doctoral thesis

“Application Form for Using Special Materials” and “Application Form for Copying Special Materials” can be downloaded from library HP with the PDF file.


Title List , Application Form

Loan

Books          Max. 5 vols, 1 month.
Bound periodicals    Max. 5 vols, 2 days.
Unbound periodicals   Max. 5 vols, 1 day.


Those who belong to Kyoto University including professors emeritus can borrow books and periodicals. When you borrow them, show your university ID card or your library card. Non-circulating materials such as reference books and special materials cannot be checked out.

Other Faculty Libraries in KU

In Kyoto University, there are about 50 faculty libraries besides the University Library. Please use them according to the rule of each library.


  1. Copy in Other Faculty Libraries
    When you copy at laboratory public expense, take “Faculty of Engineering Public Expense Copy Card”(※1) or “The Form for Reproduction of Documents of Kyoto University”(※2)
  2. Getting Materials from Another Campus
    You can order to get a photocopy or a book from another campus (ex. Uji Campus). Inquire at the library. The cost for copying is paid at laboratory public expense.

Other University Libraries etc.

  1. Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
    If you want to get a journal or a book which we don't have at any library in Kyoto University,you can order to get a photocopy or a book from other libraries.
    Inquire at the library.
    The cost is paid at laboratory public expense.
  2. A Letter of Introduction
    If you want to go to use the specific book that other library has, we inquire to that library.
    We write a letter of introduction if necessary.
    You need a few days to get the letter.

Online Application Services

You can use the online application services to reserve materials, renew materials, or request interlibrary copying or interlibrary loan services through the web site of any libraries in Kyoto University, or the Kyoto University OPAC.
⇒Guide to Online Application Services


※ If you want to take a book or a photocopy at Uji Library or RRI (Research Reactor Institute) Library using Online Application services, submit your Library Password Application Form to Uji Library or RRI Library.

How to Find Books and Journals

You can search books and journals using KU-OPAC (Kyoto University Online Public Access Catalog).
KU-OPAC give you the library, the location, the call number for the book that you want to get.

Electronic Journals and Databeses

Electronic journals and databases can be used through the Kyoto University network.

  1. Electronic Journals List
  2. Electronic Databases List

⇒ An Announcement of Introduction of the E-Journal and Database Certification System

Let’s use the electronic journal system in the right way

Not permitted!


  • High-volume downloading exceeding the scope of individual use
  • High-volume, automatic, bulk downloading through the use of programs
  • Use of the system for purposes other than individual use
  • Reproduction or redistribution of materials

(※1)Faculty of Engineering Public Expense Copy card

Each laboratory of Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics, Graduate School of Energy Science and Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies has the copy card.
In the following libraries, you can copy with the copy card.


  • University Library
  • Libraries of Faculty of Engineering
  • Informatics Library
  • Graduate School Energy Science Library
  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies Library

(※2)The Form for Reproduction of Documents of Kyoto University

(Kyoto Daigaku Bunken Fukusha Riyosho)


You can get the form at the faculty library to which you belong. The cost for copying is paid at laboratory public expense.

Information for The General Public

You can only read books and journals in the library.


  • Materials that has been checked out and laboratory books cannot be used.
  • You cannot use the copy machine in the library. If you want to get a photocopy of books and journals, please apply for photocopy service through the university library to which you belong or the public library.
  • The library is closed in the absence of the library staff. We recommend you to inquire beforehand.
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