Phased Restart of Library Services (from June 15, only for members)

June 12, 2020

We lengthen open hours and allow users to use reading desks from Monday, June 15. Non-member of Okayama University is continuously restricted to use libraries. For detailed services, check each library's section. We may change the range of services if the situation changes
Sorry for inconvenience and thank you for understanding.


Update History
・June 19: Ended Borrowing and Returning by Mail service and Get photocopy by mail.
・June 15: Open hours lengthened to 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Hours of counter service in Shikata Branch Library)
・June 15: Allowed to use reading desks.


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 make your stay as short as possible.

Central Library

Open Hours
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekdays
From Monday, June 15

Services
You can use reading desks. We reduce the number of desk and chairs, use them only for your study.

【Available Services】
 ○ Borrowing and returning materials
 ○ Copying of materials in the library.
 ○ Use of reading desk. (Some areas are restricted. Check notice in the library.)
 ○ Print out materials using library printers. (Only from user-own computers)
   →You need to install a driver for library printer in advance.
 ○ ILL service (ordering books and photocopy in other libraries)
 ○ Borrowing and returning of Okayama Prefectural Library's materials reserved on the internet.
 ○ Application and renewal of library card.

【Unavailable Services】
 × Use of study rooms.(Check notice in the library.)
 × Use of computers.
 × Borrowing of laptop and other equipment.
 × Use by non-menmember 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)

※ There are application forms in the library.。




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 19June 16.

※Application procedure is not Required.

Use by non-member of Okayama University
Non-members of Okayama University are not allowed to use library.

Shikata Branch Library

Open Hours
Special entrance service, all day(Counter services are available at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekdays)
From Monday, June 15
※Special entrance service allow faculties and students in Shikata Campus to enter the Shikata Branch Library while the library is closed.

services
We reduce the number of reading desks. Use them only for your study. We ask you to make your staywithin an hour.

【Available Services】
 ○ Borrowing and returning materials.
 ○ Copying of materials in the library.
 ○ Use of reading desks. (Some area is restricted. Check notice in the library.)
 ○ Print out materials using library printers. (Only from user-own computers
   →You need to install a driver for library printerin advance.
 ○ ILL service (ordering books and photocopy in other libraries)
 ○ Application and renewal of library card.

【Unavailable Services】
 × Use of Learning Commons and study rooms(Check the notice in the library)
 × 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 booksborrowed before Apr. 19excepting overdue books, were changed to June 16.
Remember that due date of books borrowed after Apr. 20 is as usual.

Use by non-members of Okayama University
Only members belonging Shikata Campus are unavailable to use the library.

IPSR Branch Library

Open Hours
Open as usual(9 a.m.to 5 p. m., weekdays)

Services
We reduce the number of reading chairs and desks, use them only for your study.
※Send us visiting date and materials you want by e-mail, if you are a member belongs to other campuses.

【Available Services】
 ○ Borrowing and returning. (only for Kurashiki Campus members)
 ○ Use of reading chairs and desks.
 ○ Copying of materials in the library.
 ○ ILL service (ordering books and photocopy in other libraries)

【Unavailable Services】
 × Use by non-member of Okayama University

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

【Ended on June 18】Borrowing and Returning by Mail

We ended this service on June 18, since the restriction to enter the campuses are lifted on June 19.

Available User
Students and faculties who are restricted to enter the campus by Okayama University.
As of June 12: Person who lives in Hokkaido, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa 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 inonline 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.


【Ended on June 18】Get Photocopy by mail

We ended this service on June 18, since the restriction to enter the campuses are lifted on June 19.

Available Users
Students and faculties who are restricted to enter the campus by Okayama University.
As of June 12: Person who lives in Hokkaido, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa 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 inonline 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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