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Borrowing and Returning a book

Borrowing Limits

* The borrowing limits are currently changed to prevent spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) .
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* The Main Library provides the book delivery service for KU members who live outside Kyoto City and KU members who can not come to the library for health reasons.
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Open-shelf books
2 weeks/5 volumes
Stack room books
1 month
10 volumes
30 volumes
10 volumes
Periodicals
2 days
Current periodicals
Must be returned the same day
Books can be checked out at the automatic check-out machine. You can check how to use the machine out on the following video.(Weekdays 8:30AM-,Weekends and holidays10:00AM-)
Japanese-bound books and other special materials that cannot be processed by the autmatic check-out should be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

★How to use the automatic check-out machine (*Only available in Japanese)

Returning a book

Books can be returned at the automatic return machine. You can check how to use the machine out on the following video.(Weekdays 8:30AM-, Weekends and holidays 10:00AM-)
The materials that cannot be processed by the machine should be returned at the Circulation Desk.
When the library is closed, the book chute may be used to return books.

If you have an overdue book that has not been returned, you will not be permitted to borrow another book.
Furthermore, you may be penalized by losing borrowing privileges for the same number of days that the book remains overdue.

★How to use the automatic return machine (*Only available in Japanese)

You can also return the books by postal mail or other delivery services (Items borrowed from libraries other than the Main Library are excluded).

    • Sending Address: User Support Division, Kyoto University Main Library
      Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
      TEL 075-753-2632
    • Please pack the library materials appropriately ― for example wrap in a plastic bag or cushioning material ― to reduce exposure to moisture and protect them from damage while in transit.
    • Specify on the package that library materials are inside.
    • Users are to pay the delivery fee.
    • Keep the copy of the delivery invoice in case of accidents.

    【Main Library the Circulation Desk 2021.7.15 Last updated】