Shelf Guides

3F Books for student use (Japanese / Foreign Books) / International Collections etc.
2F Current Journals / Reference Books / Newspapers etc.
M2F Foreign Journals / Japanese Journals / Back issues of Newspapers etc.
1F Books
Closed Stacks / Rare Books Collections etc. Under the Supervision of a Library Staff
Materials in Research Use etc. Non-Circulating Materials (Located Out of the Library)

3F

Reading Room A

  • Books for student use (Japanese Books)
    Most books are shelved by the subject areas according to Nippon Decimal Classification (hereinafter called NDC).
  • Paperbacks
    Iwanami Shinsho / Bunshun Shinsho / Blue Backs
    *Older Iwanami Shinsho are shelved in 1F Stacks.
  • Kyushu University Press
    Publications by Kyushu University Press (included Japanese and foreign books)
  • Textbooks of the Open University of Japan
    Current textbooks of the Open University of Japan
  • 49th Shelf
    続修四庫全書 (Xùxiū xisìkù quánshū)
  • Kyudai 100 Books
    100 books recommended by professors of Kyushu University

Reading Room B

  • Assigned Books
    Books recommended by professors are shelved by faculty schools. In library use only. Another copies are stacked in Reading Room A are available for check-out.
  • Books for student use (Foreign Books)
  • Juristic Journals / Digests, etc.
  • Books for Mountaineering and Exploration
  • Other Materials
    Materials transferred from the faculty of Law, Economics, Education and Humanities, and Research Center for Korean Studies, etc.

International Collections

  • Japanese Textbooks
  • Japanology Collection
  • Donation Books from Seoul National University and the China Embassy
  • Foreign Newspapers

2F

Cute.Commons

  • Reference Books
    Dictionaries and encyclopedias for searching data and bibliographies.

Current Periodicals Room

  • Current Journals
    ※Back numbers are in M2F Stacks.
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Reports

Library Lounge

  • Magazines : Magazines for general interest
  • Today's Newspapers

Asahi Shimbun
Mainichi Shimbun
Nishinihon Shimbun
Yomiuri Shimbun
Nikkei Shimbun
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
The Japan Times

Newspaper Room

Back issues of newspapers and reduced-size editions of Asahi, Mainichi and Yomiuri Shimbun.

1 year 2 years 1 month
Asahi Shimbun
Mainichi Shimbun
Nishinihon Shimbun
Yomiuri Shimbun
Nikkei Shimbun
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
Asahi Shimbun (red. ed.)
Mainichi Shimbun (red. ed.)
Yomiuri Shimbun (red. ed.)
Kagaku Shimbun
Tosho Shimbun
Shukan Dokushojin
Nihon Nogyo Shimbun
The Japan Times
Nagasaki Shimbun
Saga Shimbun
Oita Godo Shimbun
Yamaguchi Shimbun
Kumamoto Nichi-nichi Shimbun
Miyazaki Nichi-nichi Shimbun
Minami Nihon Shimbun
Ryukyu Shimpo

 

M2F

Foreign Journals

  • Foreign Journals
  • Russian Journals
  • Reference Books

Japanese Journals

  • Japanese Journals
  • Chinese and Korean Journals
  • Back issues of Newspapers / Reduced-size Editions
    Nishi-nihon Shimbun is stocked recent 2 years and other newspapers is 1 year. Reduced-size editions are kept permanently.

 

1F

1F Stacks A Central Library

  • Japanese Books (Old Classification / New Classification) : Relocation
  • Foreign Books (Old Classification / New Classification) : Relocation
  • 1F Stacks A-S
     Large Sized Materials (Central Library)
     Toyo Bunko / Bunko Que-sais-je / Iwanami Bunko / Iwanami Zensho / Iwanami Shinsho
     National Population Census / Various Statistics, Investigative Reports
     Alternative Format Materials
* How to Distinguish between Old and New Classifications.

The Central Library had used "old classification" until 1970, then adopted NDC for "new classification".

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1F Stacks B Faculty of Agriculture

Books are separated by language (Japanese, Foreign Books and shelved according to order of NDC.

  • Japanese Books
  • Foreign Books
  • 1F Stacks B-S
     Kuchinashi Bunko
     Morinaga Bunko
     Reference Books (Faculty of Agriculture)
     Industrial Statistics / Agricultural Census, etc/

1F Stacks C Faculty of Sciences

Books are separated by language (Japanese and foreigns), and shelved according to NDC.

  • Japanse Books
  • Foreign Books
  • 1F Stacks C-S
     Large Sized Materials (Faculty of Sciences)
     Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project
     Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program
     Racehorses

Closed Access Materials
[Deposit / Thesis / Agriculture Library 5F / Others]

Please make an application for closed access materials at the counter with [Application for Closed Access Materials].
Applications may be also accepted by e-mail: tousiryou@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp.
Some materials may not be available on the day of application. Contacting us in advance makes you easier and smoother to reach the materials.

  [Application] 9:00-16:30 weekdays

Microfilms Room

Please apply at the counter with [Application for Closed Access Materials].
Applications may be also accepted by e-mail: tousiryou@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp.
Some materials may not be available on the day of application. Contacting us in advance makes you easier and smoother to reach the materials.

  [Application] 9:00-16:30 weekdays

Rare Books

Rare books are to be retrieved by staff and limited to the designated reading room use only.

Please apply in advance (at leaset by the previous weekday) at the counter with [Application for Rare Books Reading]
Applications may be also accepted by e-mail:  tousiryou@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp.

  [Application] 9:00-16:30 weekdays

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Materials in Research Use

Materials in research use are not available for non-Kyushu University members.
Kyushu University members may temporarily borrow materials in research use only if the researcher allows. Please contact for details to the counter at the Central Library: 092-642-2337 (phone), tousiryou@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp (e-mail).

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