Restart of Some Services (from May 22, only for members)

May 21, 2020

We are closed from Apr. 18 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. From Friday, May 22, we re-start some services for Okayama University members due to the change of "Okayama University Guidelines on Activity Restrictions to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus Infection." Check detail of services of teach libraries.
We may change the range of services if the situation changes.

Update History
- June 1: Restarted ILL service (ordering books and photocopy in other libraries).
- June 1: Changed available users of Borrowing and Returning by Mail and Get photocopy by mail.


When You Visit Library

We ask you
  • not to come library when you have fever, cough and sense of fatigue.
  • to wear a mask in libraries and frequently wash or disinfect your hands.
  • to take social distance and avoid contacts with other users.
  • to search in onlie catalog(OPAC)in advance to make your stay within 30 minutes.

Central Library

Open Hours
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekdays
From Friday, May 22 to Friday, June 12

Services
You can borrow, return and photocopy materials in the library. Make sure that your stay will be short, approximately within 30 minutes. Take materials by yourself and borrow or make photocopy of them.

【Available Services】
 ○ Borrowing and returning, including use of materials in stacks.
 ○ Copying of materials in the library. (you can't make copy of microfilms.)
 ○ Application and renewal of library card.
 ○ Borrowing and returning by mail (only for members who are restricted to enter the campus)
 ○ Get photocopy by mail (only for members who are restricted to enter the campus)
 ○ ILL service (ordering books and photocopy in other libraries)

【Unavailable Services】
 × Use of desks, including Learning Commons
 × Use of computers
 × Borrowing of laptop and other equipment
 × Borrowing and returning of Okayama Prefectural Library's materials reserved on the internet.
 × Use by non-member of Okayama University

【Use of Materials in Restricted Area】
Some area is closed to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. Apply to Circulation Desk to use materials in the restricted area.
You can get the materials on that day if you apply until 3 p.m., weekdays. t takes time if you apply by e-mail and FAX. We will announce you by e-mail when the applied materials are ready.

Restricted AreaApplication Form
2F of Main Building, Central Library
3F of Main Building, Central Library
6F of West Building, Central Library
Request Form for Materials Located in restricted areas(PDF)
Request Form for Materials Located in restricted areas(Excel)
Stacks, Central LibraryRequest Form for Materials Located in the Stacks(PDF)
Request Form for Materials Located in the Stacks(Excel)

※ There are application forms in the library.
※ Frequently used materials on 1F of Main Building are moved to lobby. Ask a staff if you don't materials you want.

Extension of Loan Period
Due date of books borrowed in long-term loan for vacation, excepting overdue books, were changed from Apr. 23 to May 19 to June 16.

※Application procedure is not Required.

Use by non-members of Okayama University
Non-member of Okayama University is unavailable to use library from March 27.


Shikata Branch Library

Change of Open Hours
Special entrance service, all day
Counter services are available at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekdays.
From Friday, May 22 to Friday, June 12

Services
You can borrow, return and photocopy materials in the library. Make sure that your stay will be short, approximately within 30 minutes. Take materials by yourself and borrow or make photocopy of them.

【Available Services】
 ○ Borrowing and returning, including use of materials in stacks.
 ○ Copying of materials in the library.
 ○ Application and renewal of library card.
 ○ Borrowing and returning by mail (only for members who are restricted to enter the campus)
 ○ Get photocopy by mail (only for members who are restricted to enter the campus)
 ○ ILL service (ordering books and photocopy in other libraries)

【Unavailable Services】
 × Use of desks, including Learning Commons
 × Use of computers
 × Borrowing and returning of Okayama Prefectural Library's materials reserved on the internet.
 × Use by non-member of Okayama University


Extension of Loan Period
Due date of books borrowed in long-term loan for vacation, excepting overdue books, were changed from Apr. 23 to May 19.
Due date of books borrowed before Apr. 19excepting overdue books, were changed to June 16.

ILL Service (Order Books and Photocopy of Materials in Other Libraries)
We accept orders needed for medical examination for the level for education and research activities is 3 in "Okayama University Guidelines on Activity Restrictions to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus Infection."
Many domestic and foreign libraries are closed due to emergency declarations. Understand that it takes more time or unavailable to get materials.

Use by non-members of Okayama University
Non-member of Okayama University is unavailable to use library, from March 27.


IPSR Branch Library

Open Hours
Open as usual (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekdays)
※We lock the entrance due to reduction of number of staffs. Use security card and enter the library.

Services
You can borrow, return and photocopy materials in the library. Make sure that your stay will be short, approximately within 30 minutes. Take materials by yourself and borrow or make photocopy of them.
Send us visiting date and materials you want by e-mail,if you are a member belongs to other campus.

【Available Services】
 ○ Borrowing and returning. (only for Kurashiki Campus members)
 ○ Copying of materials in the library.

【Unavailable Services】
 × Use of desks
 × ILL service (ordering books and photocopy in other libraries)
 × Use by non-member of Okayama University

Use by non-members of Okayama University
Non-member of Okayama University is unavailable to use library from March 27.

Borrowing and Returning by Mail

Available User
Students and faculties who are restricted to enter the campus by Okayama University.
As of June 1: Person who lives in Hokkaido, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Hyogo, Osaka or Kyoto Prefecture.

*We'll end this service when Okayama University lift the restriction for members to enter the campuses.


How to Apply
Apply from the Moodle form below.
Okayama University Moodle > Libraries - Application Form to Borrow Books by Mail (in Japanese)

Charge
Library to user: free (library covers the shipping cost)
User to library: User are to pay the shipping cost

Available Materials
Materials stated as below in online catalog(OPAC) is available.
・Location is "Tsushima Cen." or "Shikata Library"
・Status is "在庫中" or "On shelf".

Materials as below is unavailable.
・Status is "貸出中" or "In circulation." You can reserve via MyLibrary but you can't borrow it by mail.
・Large books and reference books
・Periodicals
・AV materials (DVD, CD and video tape)

Available Number of Materials
Up to 5 (Order all your orders at one time.)

Loan Period
3 weeks(including days for shipping. No renewal.)

How to Return
Visit the library and return materials if the entrance restriction is lifted during loan period.
Send books back by mail or delivery service as follow.


【Address】
●Circulation Section, Okayama University Central Library
3-1-1 Tsushima-naka , Kita-ku , Okayama-shi, 700-8530
Tel: 086-251-7318

●Okayama University Shikata Branch Library
2-5-1 Shikata-cho , Kita-ku , Okayama-shi, 700-8558
Tel: 086-235-7050

【Caution】
・Users to pay the shipping cost.
・Use cushioning material to avoid damage to books. Check the delivered package and pack books in same way when you send them back.
・Note that it is returning book on package or label. (ex. 返却図書在中)
・Keep a copy of delivery slip for accident during delivery.

Get Photocopy by mail

Available Users
Students and faculties who are restricted to enter the campus by Okayama University.
As of June 1: Person who lives in Hokkaido, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Hyogo, Osaka or Kyoto Prefecture.

*We'll end this service when Okayama University lift the restriction for members to enter the campuses.

How to Apply
Apply from the Moodle form below.
Okayama University Moodle > Libraries - Application Form to Get Photocopy by Mail (in Japanese)

Charge
Free (Library covers the copying and shipping charge.)

Available Materials
Materials stated as below in online catalog(OPAC) is available.
・Location is "Tsushima Cen." or "Shikata Library"
・Status is "在庫中" or "On shelf".
・Copying is available within the Japanese copyright law.

Available Numbers of Order
Up to 5 orders (Up to 100 sheets per order)

Use of E-resources Available Off Campus

Library provides E-resources (E-journals, E-books and databases) available online, and most of them are available off campus. Check details in pages below.

E-journals/Books and Databases
E-journals, Books and Databases Available Off Campus
Incleasing e-resources 【available at home】

Contact Us

Circulation Section, Central Library
Tel: 086-251-7318(ex. Tsushima7318)
E-mail:fbe7318◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp
(Change ◎ to @.)

Shikata Branch Library
Tel: 086-235-7050/7053(ex. Shikata7050/7053)
E-mail: fcg7053◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp

IPSR Branch Library
Tel: 086-434-1204
E-mail: fde1204◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp

Related Sites

・Okayama University - about response to COVID-19
・Cabinet Secretariat - COVID-19 Information and Resources
・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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