Solved: [Trouble] Library Network Service is stopping now

 On 2020-06-15 (957 reads)

The trouble was soleved.

Due to the system trouble, Library Network Service is stopping now.
Sorry for inconvenience.
■Services not available : KULINE, MyKULINE


[Maintenance] Library Network Service temporarily stop on June.18

 On 2020-06-11 (1138 reads)

Due to the server maintenance, Library Network Service will temporarily stop on June. 18. Sorry for inconvenience


■ Closed Date : June. 18 2020  8:30 - 21:00

■ Services not available : KULINE, MyKULINE, Online Services(Book Renewal, Reservations, Requests of Interlibrary Loans, etc.)

※Upon completion of the update, services will restart.

※E-journals, Databases, "Kyoto University Research Information Repository(KURENAI)", "Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive" and Library Homepage don't stop.


(Main Library) KU Library Learning Support Desk Online

 On 2020-06-05 (3222 reads)

We are delighted to introduce our learner support via online.
Main Library will starts it from June 8, 2020.
Staffs from Learning Support Desk who are graduate students offer advice through Zoom to help you learn online, search books, or write academic paper.
All of them speak both English and Japanese fluently.
Please click here to make a reservation.
- Students of Kyoto University only.

Find more details about Learning Support Desk at

List of staffs (second semester, 2020)


■ Hours of operation: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays (about 30 min per a meeting)
 Please make sure to register by 1 p.m., one day before the desired date,except for Saturday and Sunday.

■ If you are looking for advanced advice on your own field, see the list of staffs to find their fields of study.

■ Once your reservation is confirmed, we will inform you by email with details including URL for the online meeting.

Contact: Reference Section of the Main Library
     TEL: 075-753-2636
     Email: ref660 at

[附属図書館 利用支援掛]


[Main Library] Guide for Freshman

 On 2020-06-02 (1164 reads)

We open the webpage "Guide for Freshman" of Main Library.

[User Support Section, Main Library]

[Kyoto University Library Network] Plug-in required to be authenticated to access e-resources

 On 2020-04-10 (6116 reads)

The students, faculty members, staff and other members of Kyoto University are entitled to access e-resources, such as e-journals, e-books and databases, for which Kyoto University entered into contract with their providers and publishers. In order to access the e-resources, the installment of a designated plug-in is required. This plug-in allows you to be authenticated to access the e-resources from the campus and even from home without other change of settings of your PC or network. Please note that you cannot access the e-resources from a browser without the plug-in.

System Requirement

OS: Windows, MacOS or Linux
Browser: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Download Site of the Plug-in (ECS-ID/SPS-ID required)

How to Install/Use

Please make sure to read the following documents before installing the plug-in.

Guide to "e-Resources Access Authentication System" Firefox-en Ver.1.07 (ECS-ID/SPS-ID required)

Guide to "e-Resources Access Authentication System" Google Chrome-en Ver.1.05 (ECS-ID/SPS-ID required)



  • The plug-in doesn't support access from other browsers or devices than the above mentioned to which the plug-in cannot be installed, such as smartphones and tablet devices (iOS/Android).
  • Please do not activate reference management software, while you are accessing the e-resources using the plug-in, because the plug-in doesn't support the use of such software. (The plug-in might interrupt the function of some reference management software, such as EndNote desktop, to import data from e-resources platforms.)
  • When you use one of PC terminals equipped in Satellite Classrooms and Open Space Laboratories (OSL), you can access the e-resources by clicking a shortcut "Mozilla Firefox (e-resources)".
  • Security software ESET Endpoint Protection Advanced might interrupt the installment or update of the plug-in. Please refer to the site below for details.

The Purpose of the e-Journal and Database Authentication System

Please refer to the Guide to e-Journal and Database Authentication System.




[Library Network] Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for E-Resources

 On 2020-03-24 (1388 reads)

Use of electronic resources including databases, e-journals and e-books subscribed by Kyoto University is subject to copyright laws and licence agreements.
The licences generally prohibit the following uses:

  • Systematic and programmatic download
  • Usage beyond the private purpose
  • Reproducing and distributing

Violation of the licence agreements may result in the suspension of access to e-resources for the whole University.

There have been frequent recent occurrences of users unintentionally downloading or accessing large volumes of data using pre-read browser functions. Pre-read browser functions continually access links within pages in the background while pages are being viewed. As a result of this, large volume data downloads or large volume access of which the user is unaware may occur, even if the user intends to use electronic journals in the standard way. We request your cooperation in disabling these functions by making the below changes to your browser settings.


  • Electronic Journal "Excessive Access" Recent Case: It happens without any intention!!(PDF)[Flier]


[Kyoto University Library Network]


[Maintenance] KULINE "OtherUniv" search will be stopped (3/23, 19:00 - 22:00)

 On 2020-03-18 (1113 reads)

Due to the stop of NII services, KULINE "OtherUniv" search will be suspended during the following period.

[Period] Mon., Mar. 23th, 2020, 19:00 - 22:00

When "Other Univ." search is out of service for some reason and you want to search
information of books and journals held by other universities, please search CiNii Books for them.

* CiNii Books
* CiNii Books Help

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

[Kyoto University Library Network]


[My KULINE] Attention: Records on My KULINE will not be transferred to your new ID.

 On 2020-03-02 (1784 reads)

If you will go on to graduate school or transfer to a different faculty, please back up records on MyKULINE by yourself by your expiry date.
Please note that records on My KULINE will not be transferred to your new ID automatically.

Who needs to back up MyKULINE records?

Those who will change their status need to back up MyKULINE records manually. (e.g. Students who will go on to graduate school or become a staff member.)
Those who will be reissued their library card are also included.

Which records should I back up?

1. Your Library Record
 1.1. Borrowing history (*1)
 1.2. Copy request (*1)
 1.3. Loan request (*1)
 1.4. Purchase request (*1)
2. My Folder
 2.1. Bookmark (*1)
 2.2. My Search (*2)
3. New Arrival Alert
 3.1. Search Alert (*2)
 3.2. Serials Alert (*2)

How to back up

(*1) It is convenient to export Library Record (1.1-1.4.) and Bookmark (2.1.) to document management tool (RefWorks or EndNote Basic) and manage records on the tool.
  [Reference] How to use Document Management Tool. (KULINE FAQ)
(*2) Please be sure to back up manually of "My Search" (2.2.) and "New Arrival Alert" (3.1.-3.2.) since there are no export menu.

Thank you for your understanding.

[KULINE Service Team, Kyoto University Library Network]


Solved: [Trouble] Library Network Service is stopping now

 On 2020-02-15 (1422 reads)

Due to the system trouble, Library Network Service is stopping now.
Sorry for inconvenience.

■Services not available : KULINE, MyKULINE


[Maintenance]Library Network Service (KULINE etc.) will be suspended from 22:00 February 12 to 7:00 February 13

 On 2020-02-06 (1353 reads)

Due to system maintenance, Library Network Service will be suspended as follows.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Period : from 22:00 February 12 to 7:00 February 13, 2020
Services to be affected :
  • While KULINE is out of service, you can search CiNii Books for books and periodicals held in the KU Libraries."How to search books and periodicals held in the KU Libraries when KULINE is out of service."
  • The following services will not be affected.
    1. "Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive"(
    2. E-journals and databases provided by Library Network and the library website

[Main Library Academic Support Section]