|The Central Library provides services to students and faculty members on the Kurokami Campus, as well as to all members of the University as the University’s Central Library.
The collection at the Central Library spans all fields, and also houses collections of rare books, including the Documents of the Aso Family.
Address: 2-40-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi, 860-8555 JAPAN
Access (Kurokami North Campus)
|1st Floor||Learning commons / Active area / Writing support area / Group study room 1-3 / PC corner / Circulation desk / Reference desk / Old documents reading room / Copy corner / Refresh room / multi purpose lounge / Audiovisual corner / Newspapers / Reference books / Materials related to Kumamoto Prefecture / Kumamoto University collection / Kumamoto Regional Studies|
|2nd Floor||Reading Room / PC corner / Especially silent room / Celllar phone booth|
|Basement, 1st Floor (Archives)||Old Japanese Books (Natural Sciences, Linguistics, Literature), Old Reference Books|
|Basement, 2nd Floor (Archives)||Old Japanese Books (Humanities), Foreign Books, Back Issues of Periodicals|
Active area, Writing support area, Group study room.
The space designed to be used for group work, discussion, and rehearsal of presentation.
Reading Area #3
Contains periodicals, newspapers (excluding current day's newspapers), the Kumadai Corner (collection of materials related to Kumadai), and various collections of materials related to Kumamoto Prefecture, foreign books, etc.
Reading Area #2
Natural sciences-related Japanese books (call numbers 000-099, 400-699) and Open University texts.
Basement, 1st Floor
Entrance to the South Annex B1F archives is prohibited.
Basement, 2nd Floor
Periodicals are divided into university bulletins published by research institutions (universities, etc.), Japanese periodicals, and foreign periodicals.
University bulletins are organized alphabetically by name of the publishing university; Japanese/foreign periodicals are organized alphabetically by title.
When borrowing items, please bring your student ID and the material you would like to borrow to the library counter.
There is also an automatic check-out machine located in the Central Library for checking out and renewing books.
Bring only the materials borrowed to the library counter when returning books. When the library is closed, please place borrowed items in the book drops provided.
Periodicals cannot be borrowed.
Book Limit, Borrowing Period, Renewals
|Status||# of books||Borrowing periods||Max # Renewals|
|Undergraduates||5 vols.||14 days||2 times|
|Graduate||10 vols.||30 days||2 times|
|Faculty Member||20 vols.||30 days||2 times|
Long-Term Borrowing for Graduation Theses
The Library can lend an additional 10 items for 60 days if the materials are for use in completing one's graduation thesis. An application is necessary. Please visit a library counter for details.
Scope of use:
Viewing, borrowing, and photographing general materials located in the Central Library, making inquiries (reference services)
*A library card is required for visitors wishing to borrow materials.
*Please refrain from using the Library during examination periods as many University students require the Library's services.
(Examination periods: 1st semester: end of July to beginning of August; 2nd semester: end of January to beginning of February)
*Parking spaces are limited; therefore we advise using public transportation when visiting the Library.