Central Library Facilities guide

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Browsing and Copying of Materials

Browsing: Feel free to pick up and browse through materials on the shelves from B2 to the 3rd floor.

Note: The materials mentioned below are specially managed. Specify the materials you would like to browse at the consultation counter. Ask at the consultation counter for details.
Precious materials, special collections, theses, CD-ROMs, microfilm, etc.

Copies: You can make copies yourself on the 1st floor. Please observe the rules.
Cash: 10 yen per B/W page, 30 yen per color page
University Cooperative copy card: 10 yen per B/W page

Consultation Counter Services

Issuance of referral letters for other universities and institutions, requests to loan of a book/photocopies of an article from a book(periodicals) from other universities and institutions, information on database use, advice for seaching, etc.

Feel free to ask if you are unsure of anything at the library or are having trouble finding the materials you are looking for.

Learning Consultation Desk Services

Graduate students serving as study assistants are available for study-related consultations, loaning of notebook PCs and questions concerning PC operations.
Click here for details on study assistants

Learning Commons

“Commons” refers to a shared space. The purpose behind providing a space to gather, engage in discussion and learn together is to support your voluntary learning efforts. There is also a quality PC environment and group learning environment to support various learning styles.
The Tokyo Metropolitan University Central Library Learning Commons is comprised of a communication space, presentation room, media space, refresh room and group study room (on the 3rd floor).
Click here for details on the Learning Commons

Areas where PCs can be used:

1F: Media Space, Communication Space, Presentation Room, Refresh Room
2F, 3F: Group Study Room, PC Room, carrels (excluding A and B on 2nd floor)
The wireless LAN does not reach the basement floor.

Media Space (1F)

A quiet space where you can concentrate on learning. You can use our extensive reference and digital materials to create reports and papers.
A Tokyo Metropolitan University information Network for Education and Research (TMUNER) ID and password is required.

Desktop PCs: 48

Presentation Room (1F)

For practicing research and other presentations
You can use the room for group format classes, seminars, symposiums, etc. The room is glassed in to help you get used to others watching you.
In principle, the room must be reserved in advance.
Students: You can reserve the room up to one month in advance. Submit the “Presentation Room Usage Application Form” at the counter.
Faculty and staff: You can reserve the room up to three months in advance. Submit the “Presentation Room Usage Application Form” at the counter or send it by e-mail.
Seats with tables: 30

Podium, projector and screen available

Refresh Room (1F)

What you can bring:

Drinks with caps that can be kept in your bag (water bottles, plastic bottles, etc.)
Foods that can be eaten with one hand and do not drip.

What you cannot bring: Alcoholic beverages, drinks with no cap, foods that drip, strong-smelling foods

Come here to rest and get refreshed after intensive studies.

Learning Consultation Desk (1F)

A graduate student serving as a “study assistant” is present on class days. Feel free to consult with them about studies.
Notebook PCs are also loaned out here.

Hours: While the library is open on class days (excluding long breaks)
Consultation topics: Specialized studies, preparation of reports and papers, PC operations, etc.

Note: “Study consultations” are a form of support for voluntary learning. Study assistants do not score tests, help write reports or engage in other such activities.
Rental notebook PCs

We loan notebook PCs to students and faculty of the university.
Fill out the application form and present your student or teacher ID.

Notes:

  1. The PCs cannot be taken outside the library.
  2. The PCs can only be used in designated areas (see the map).
  3. TMUNER user registration is required. Apply at the Computer Center.

Communication Space (1F)

A space where you can talk and suitable for group discussions and learning.
Combine movable desks and chairs as desired.
Active learning space

Group Study Room (3F)

You can engage in group studies in a partitioned space. In principle, the room must be reserved in advance.

Students: You can reserve the room up to two weeks in advance.
Submit the “Group Study Room Usage Application Form” at the counter.
Faculty and staff: You can reserve the room up to three months in advance.
Submit the “Group Study Room Usage Application Form” at the counter or send it by e-mail.
Group Study Room A1, B1, B2: 12 seats; A2: 8 seats; C: 6 seats
Projector and screen available
Individual spaces suitable for group learning

Carrels

Spaces for individual use.

Carrels are located on the 2nd floor, 3rd floor and the B1 and B2 floors. No application is required.

Attention to Central Library Users

  • Eating and drinking is prohibited within the library (except in the Refresh Room).
  • Talking on mobile phones and unauthorized photographing of the facilities is prohibited within the library. Please set your phone to vibration mode.
  • Do not talk outside designated areas.
  • Do not park bicycles in front of the front entrance.

On the Minami-Osawa Campus, in addition to the Central Library, there are smaller libraries with more specialized materials for each field.
Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Law and Politics Library, Business Administration Library, Mathematics Library, Geography Library
Qualifications and policies vary by library.
See the faculty library page or inquire at the consultation counter for details.

Opening Hours

During ClassesDuring TestingDuring Vacations
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays Closed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
  • Closed: Holidays (except class days) and other days designated by the library
 
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