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Firstly, Bring your student or faculty ID card and the books you want to borrow to the check-in/check-out counter.
Stamp the due date ticket, located on the front or back cover of the book(s), with the date stamp located in front of the counter. The stamped date is the due date for returning the books you borrow.
Books can also be checked out using the self-service checkout machine in front of the counter.
If you are carrying any books that have not been checked out when you leave, an alarm will sound and the gate bar will lock in place. Be sure to check out any books you wish to borrow at the counter.
Bring books you want to return to the check-in/check-out counter on the second floor during library hours.
Outside library hours, please put books in the return box next to the first floor-front stairwell.
Because supplements such as CD-ROMs are fragile, please bring books containing such materials to the check-in/check-out counter rather than using the return box.
If you fail to return books by their due date, you will not be able to check out new materials. In addition, you will not be able to check out new books for the number of days the books you borrowed were late.
If you lose a library book, please inform the staff at the check-in/check-out counter. You will be required to submit a lost book report and replace the book.
Once you have submitted a lost book report, no additional penalties will be assessed.
Journals, academic journals, newspapers and other similar reference materials may not be taken out of the library. You may, however, copy these materials within the limits of the Japanese Copyright Act.
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The audiovisual media room (for individuals) and the audiovisual room (for small groups) are located on the third floor.
CDs, DVDs, videotapes, cassette tapes and cable television can be used in these rooms.
Please apply to use these rooms at the check-in/check-out counter on the second floor.
Library materials may be copied within the scope allowed by the Japanese Copyright Act.
Please purchase a copy card at the university co-op to use the private expense copy machines (copy cards are not sold in the library). When using the copy machines, always be sure to fill out an application for copying documents/library materials first.
The university expense copy machine is self-service; be sure to fill out an application for copying documents (for copying library materials) before use. The fee is \20 per page.
Afterward, you will be reimbursed from university expenses for the amount of your copies.
Students must receive permission from a faculty member before using the university expense copy machine.
Persons who belong to a laboratory may borrow journals from the library only for the time required to copy them in their laboratory. However, please refrain from taking the latest editions of journals.
If you want to copy a journal, please submit a temporary journal loan form at the reference counter. Once you have finished copying the journal, please take it back to the library (within the same day at the latest). After receiving confirmation at the counter, please also return the journal to its original location.
Please note that the copying of materials in the library is subject to the following restrictions based on the Japanese Copyright Act:
If a book you would like to use is not available in the library, you can ask the library to purchase it. Fill out the items in the book purchase request application at the counter and submit it.
Books that will contribute to student study and education at the University of Electro-Communications, and that as a general rule cost between \1,000 and \50,000.
When filling out a book purchase request application, please note the items in the “Selection standards for book purchase requests” above. Please give concrete reasons for your book purchase request.
The result of your application will be posted on the Academic Information Service Section bulletin board, with a response written in the answer field of the application.
Please note that purchases for requests made at the end of the school year may be delayed.