Services only for Teachers

This page explains services provided only for teachers. Instructions of other services common to all users are in other pages. Please check them, too.

Photocopying by Public Expense

Copying by public expense requires Copy Card (Library Use only) issued by the library. Please apply at Reference Desk. We issue a card immediately.
(Service hour: 9:00-17:00 Mon.-Fri.)

How to Buy Books with your Public Research Fund

The following are purchasing steps.
 Placing an order -> Delivery & Receipt -> Check & Acceptance -> (Cataloging) -> Payment

You can place an order with a bookseller by yourself, if the price is less than 500 thousand yen. If you order directly, please surely instruct that payment method is postpaid public expense. You can also ask the library to give the bookseller an order for you.
After the book arrives, the library checks the condition, price, etc. If the book is acceptable, the library stamps on it and sends it to you.
You need to enter your public research fund information into the web system (Japanese language only).
If you use a book for more than a year, it is needed to be managed in the same way as the university assets. In this case, the library catalogs it and lends it to you. (If you are a member of Facilities of Letters, Law, and Economics, you need to come to the library to borrow it.)
The library makes arrangements for the payment.

For further details, please contact the library.

Journal Subscription

We have a journal subscription inquiry once a year (on June or July). Please submit its form before the deadline.
Term of contract is April to March for Japanese journals, January to December for foreign journals.
There is some possibility that you are not able to start or cancel subscription in the middle of a fiscal year.
Don’t use budget with time-limit like Grant-in-Ade for Scientific Research.
Subscription of newspaper is not in library’s charge. Please contact your accounting staff.

Library Materials for Classes

You can request the library to purchase materials for classes.
An application is made in a prescribed form.
The library verifies whether the requested materials meet the library selection criteria or not.
The library notifies you of the library decision.
When the materials arrive, the library catalogs them and adds them to the library collection.

For further details, please contact the library.


Regular use of facilities in library for classes.

The following facilities in the library can be used periodically for classes.
If you wish to use for classes, we advise you to make a reservation early.

1. Facilities Available for Classes

1) Seminor Rooms / The 3rd floor of Main Building

100 people can be accommodated.
It can be divided into 3 rooms (A,B,C.)
Seating Capacity : Room A = 15, Room B = 30, Room C = 30.
Equipment in facilities : Large-sized display, wireless LAN, whiteboad, projectors, microphones
Available time: until one hour prior to closing time
Restriction on use : We do not accept reservations for regular classes on Wednesday afternoons (you can make reservations only for onetime event etc.)

2) Learning Commons / The 1st floor of Main Building

Reserved use of this space is unavailable now.

The reservable space can accommodate up to 40 people.

Equipment in facilities : Large-sized display, wireless LAN, whiteboad
Available time : until one hour prior to closing time
Note : Since conversation and drinks are allowed in Learning Commons, please understand beforehand that it is a lively place.
Restriction on use : As a rule, we accept reservations only 1 period in morning and 1 periods in afternoon on a day (use of 2 consecutive periods is possible.) We do not accept reservations for regular classes on Wednesday afternoons.

3) Research Rooms(Group) / The 4th floor of West Building

There are 2 rooms.
1st Research Room (Group) can accommodate up to 10 people.
2nd Research Room (Group) can accommodate up to 20 people.

Equipment in facilities : Wireless LAN, whiteboard
Available time : until one hour prior to closing time
Restriction on use : none

2. Facility Use Availability

Check of each room in "Facilities Available for Classes" on this page.

3. Reserve a Room

If you wish to use rooms regularly for classes, consult us by email to the address in Inquiry or visit Circulation Desk.

* Please inform us of the following information.

  • Department of affiliation
  • Name
  • Desired facility name
  • Desired time, date and term
  • The number of people
  • Lending equipment

After you contact us and make a tentative reservation, you need to submit the facility application form. Please download the form from Application Forms Page and send it to us. It is possible for you to hand it over to a staff in Circulation Desk.

4. Lendable Facilities

In Central Library, we provide lending facilities such as projectors, screens and computers to use in the facilities above.
Lending items

If you need to use some items, fill in the application form for facility use to apply.

When you Leave the University

--Books and journals purchased ongoing
They can not be canceled. Please hand them over to your successor.

--Returning borrowed materials
Please return all materials you borrowed.

--Long term borrowing materials
You can choose if you return long-borrowed materials or leave them in your laboratory for your successor. Please let us know which materials to leave in your laboratory following the way library requested.
*** When returning a lot of materials, please inform the Central Library via email in advance.


Okayama University Central Library
 E-mail address: fbg7322

 E-mail address: faf7308
(Buy Books, Journal Subscription, Materials for class)

 E-mail address: fbe7318
(Facilities, Returning Materials)
* Please add @adm.okayama-u.ac.jp at the end of E-mail addresses.