How to Use

Library Cards


Your student ID card is your library card.

Faculty Members

Your Kumamoto University staff ID card is your library card.


Please access the "Staff ID Issuance Application System" and apply.

<Staff ID issuance application system>

* You cannot access from the off-campus network

If you would like to use the library, please access the "Kumamoto University Library Usage Registration System" and apply.
<Kumamoto University Library Usage Registration System> * You cannot access from the off-campus network
* If you can't connect to the network, apply at the library counter.

  • You can use the library only during your tenure.
  • Part-time employees need to apply every year.

If you have not been issued with a Kumamoto University staff ID card, please select "Cannot issue" in the Kumamoto University Library Registration System. We will be happy to create a library card for you.

Entering the Library

You need to use your library card to enter libraries fitted with entrance gates.

If you forget your library card:

Please inform a member of staff at the library counter and follow the instructions given to you.

Visitors using wheelchairs

For visitors requiring assistance, such as visitors in wheelchairs, please call for help using the intercom.

Leaving the Library

An alarm will sound and the exit gate will close if a visitor attempts to remove materials without first checking them out. If you trigger the alarm, we are obliged to check your belongings at the library counter before allowing you to leave. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Please note that any of the following objects may accidentally trigger the gate alarm.

  • Materials borrowed from another university through an interlibrary loan
  • CD/DVD rentals, etc.
  • Mobile phones and portable music players