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Main Contents
headingsSubheadings
Arrangement of materials
Borrowing and ReturningBorrowing and Returning
Maximum Items and Loan Period
Photocopying Library MaterialsCopyright Law
Using the Photocopy Machines
Copy-Charge
When You don't Find Meterials

*This page has general intractions. If you are a teacher, please refer to Services only for Teachers page,too.


Arrangement of Materials

The books are classified by original Classification.
To check the holdings of materials in the library, you can search with keywords such as title and author of the material in the search box of the library web page(Library Catalog= OPAC). Please click title of the searched material, then you can find out detailed result include location and status of the materials.

○If you want to search books
You can find general location of books by looking up "Location", and where they are exactly located by looking up "Call No."
○If you want to search Periodicals
You can find general location of periodicals by looking up "Location", and where they are exactly located by looking up "Periodical's initials" and "Issued year".
If the location is "IPSR.Stacks.Periodical", they are exactly located by looking up in order to "Call No.", "Periodical's initials" and "Issued year".

Attention on location
If you want to read materials on the open bookshelves you can take them freely.
If you want to read materials disprayed "Laboratory" in Library Catalog, please consult with a library staff. We will tell you who have them so that you can visit laboratory.
For details, please check the following pages.


Borrowing and Returning

Borrowing and Returning

Non-IPSR members cannot borrow library materials directly.

Maximum Items and Loan Period

Different conditions are applied according to your status at Okayama University.
If you are not sure how many items you can borrow, please check the following table or inquire at Service Counter.

UsersMaximum ItemsLoan PeriodNotes
IPSR Members
【Students】
Books: Up to 5 vols.
Periodicals: Up to 5 vols.
Books: 2 weeks
Periodicals: 1 day
You cannot borrow some materials like reference-only books.
IPSR Members
【Faculty & Staff】
Books: No limit on quantity
Periodicals: Up to 5 vols.
Books: 2 weeks
Periodicals: 1 day
You cannot borrow some materials like reference-only books.
Okayama University Members
(Non-IPSR Members)
You cannot borrow library materials directly.
You can borrow books (excluding periodicals) using interlibrary loan service.
Please apply to the Central Library or Shikata Branch Library.
VisitorsYou cannot borrow library materials directly.
When you want to borrow books (excluding periodicals) using interlibrary loan service, consult with the library of your university or public library of the city you live in.

Borrowing books to the Laboratory

  • Person who can use the service : Teachers with laboratory
  • Borrowing Limit : unlimited
  • Applicable Books : Book purchased with your faculty's research expenses
  • Return Date : unlimited
  • Note : Books purchased with your faculty's research expenses can be kept in the laboratory.
    To use this service, please bring books which you want to borrow and apply to Service Counter.


Photocopying Library Materials

You can photocopy library materials within the bounds of the copyright law (charged).

Copyright Law

When you make photocopies in the library, you must follow the copyright law.

  • You are allowed to make photocopies of library materials only.
  • You can photocopy less than half of the total page of the work.
  • You can make a single copy of the work, for the purpose of study or research.

Using the Photocopy Machines

The copy machines are located on 1F of Main Building "Shiryokan".
Please fill out the "Photocopy Application Form" before you photocopy materials.
If you need receipt of the copy, ask a staff by 15:00. Issue of receipt will be on the next day if you ask after 15:00.

Copy-Charge

Different conditions are applied according to your status at Okayama University.
Please check the following table or inquire at Service Counter.

UsersCopy-ChargeNotes
IPSR Members
*Public expense
Monochrome:10 yen per sheet
Color:30 yen per sheet
Enter ID and password of your laboratory.
Available for 24 hours.
IPSR Members
*Private expense
Monochrome:20 yen per sheet
Color:40 yen per sheet
Ask staff how to apply.
Service hours 9:00~16:50
Okayama University Members
(Non-IPSR Members)
Monochrome:20 yen per sheet
Color:40 yen per sheet
Ask staff how to apply.
Service hours 9:00~16:50
VisitorsMonochrome:40 yen per sheet
Color:70 yen per sheet
Ask staff how to apply.
Service hours 9:00~16:50

When You don't Find Materials (Only for Members)

Even if Okayama University Library does not hold the materials you are looking for, you may still have a chance.
Please refer to "When You don't Find Materials".


Inquiry

Okayama University IPSR Branch Library
FAX : 086-434-1204
E-mail address : fde1204
* Please add @adm.okayama-u.ac.jp at the end of the E-mail address.