Medical library

Medical library


The Medical Library specializes in medicine-related materials, and mainly provides services to students, faculty members, and hospital staff members at the Honjo-Kuhonji Campus.
The Library transferred from Honjo Central District to the North District in April 2009.
Address: 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi, 860-8556 JAPAN
Access (Honjo-Kuhonji Campus A)

Calendar (in Japanese)
Library Guide

About Health Science Library

Floor Guide
1st Floor Circulation desk / Group study room A / 1st reading room / Periodicals / Newspapers
2nd Floor 2nd reading room / 3rd reading room / Group study room B /  PC Corner
Basement Stacks / Books, Back Issues of Periodicals
1st Floor


Please be aware that the entrance changes depending on the day of the week and time of day.

East entrance: weekdays from 9:00 to 20:00

West entrance: weekdays from 20:00 to 21:00, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 12:00 to 18:00

2nd Floor


Basement, 1st Floor (Stacks)

Japanese periodicalss from 1999 and older, Foreign periodicals from 1984 and older are located on B1F.


Library Guide

★Students and Faculty Members
borrow to the library counter.
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.
When borrowing periodicals, fill out the necessary information on a periodical check-out form and bring it along with the periodicals you would like to borrow to the library counter. You must return periodicals to the counter.

Book Limit, Borrowing Period, Renewals

*The borrowing period is extended when the Library is closed.


Status # of books Borrowing periods Max # renewals
Undergraduate 5 14 days 2 times
Graduate 5 30 days 2 times
Faculty member 5 30 days 2 times


Status # of periodicals Borrowing periods Max # renewals
Graduate 5 7 days 2 times
Faculty member 5 7 days 2 times

Scope of use:

Viewing and photographing general materials located in the Medical Library, making inquiries (reference services)

*Parking at the Kumamoto University Hospital is available, but it costs money to use it for longer than 30 minutes.

*When using nursing materials, please also visit the School of Health Sciences' Library Room.

School of Health Science's Library Room
Location Kuhonji Campus,Building C 3F
Hours Weekdays 10:00~19:00
Closed Saturday, Sunday and holiday (rooms may also be temporarily closed at short notice)
Phone 096-373-5459


Medical Library
E-mail: tos-igaku@* (Replace " * " with "" when sending.)