Information for new students

Welcome to Kyushu University!!
Have you tried contents and services in the libraries?
They are tremendous both online and offline.
Start preparing now in the libraries so that your dreams will come true before graduation.


1 Important Announcement:【COVID-19】

1.1 Information from the Library

 Library Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
 We post emergency infomration on twitter. Follow us!  Twitter

1.2 Information from the University

 COVID-19 Updates and Resources [For students] >>


2 Get to know the library

2.1 Basic information

Opening hour (Library website top page) >>
-Every library has a different opening hour, and it changes depending on the season. Check it before you go to the libraries.
-Those of you who will enter Kyushu University in Octover 2022 can enter the Central, SciTech, Design, and Chikushi library before getting a student ID card.
-Please come to the counter of each library with infection prevention measures.

Borrowing and Renewing(Libraries > Services > Students and faculty) >>
​ It is different in each library how many books and journals you can borrow and how long you can borrow them. You can renew the borrowing periods by your own. Check the website above on how to do it.

2.2 Library Walking Guide.

 First of all, look at the Library Walking Guide to get to know the library.
 Click the pictures below to download them.

  • Wifi
WiFi (kitenet) is available in the library.
To access kitenet, SSO-KID is neccesary. Click Here to get a manual for access. English version is available in the left column. 
Click Here to activate your account. 
The webpage below shows how to prepare your computer for classes. Guidance for new students
  • Facility
Some facilities such as group study rooms, a refresh space, and a learning support desk are currently not available.
Seats in the library are available so that you can study and research with materials in the library.
Please refrain from talking in the library to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

2.3 Videos

(1) Library introduction videos 

 Did you watch the videos? If not, watch them now from Here!


 These are the videos where Library TA Ms. Tanaka guides a first-year student, Mr. Sato. There are three videos in total, and each viewing time is about 5 minutes.
 Videos have subtitles so that you could watch them with no sound. They are provided on moodle.
 Click here to know how to use M2B system.
(2) Library Introduction short movie
This movie allows you to understand all 5 libraries just for 3 minutes. Click the picture below.


3 Workshop

3.1 Synchronous workshop

An in-advance registration is required. Click the title below to know the detailed information.

1. How to Search for Academic Papers

Librarians show you how to find books and journals in the library with databases that Kyushu University provides. This workshop also tells you how to make your research effective and efficient using some techniques on databases.

2. Reference Management by Mendeley

Mendeley is a powerful tool to organize academic articles and make reference lists automatically. By using Mendeley, you can improve your research/study efficiency.

3.2 Asynchronous workshop

For students, we created the workshop videos "How to search for academic papers" on the moodle's page "九州大学附属図書館".
Through this online lecture, you can learn how to access books and articles you look for.

4 Use Libraries more

When you would like to know about how to use the library or our services, use Inquiry Form.

・Advice from Library Teaching Assistant (Cuter)

Library Teaching Assistant called Cuter is the graduate students who advise on a lecture, future path, etc...
In the learning support desk in Central and Science and Technology library, you can talk with cuter and get some advice in the afternoon on a weekday. Some cuter is able to speak in English and Chinese.

Sending questions on the web is also accepted. See here for details.

Twitter  Instagram Facebook

Follow our SNS accounts to get various information such as events, workshops, temporary library close, etc...


5 Useful resources for study at home

5.1 E-books

 Kyushu University has a lot of e-books available. Some of them are accessible off-campus.
 Find e-books by filtering results into "eBook" on Collections.

 #Qlib電子ブック紹介 on twitter will lead you to the ebooks recommended by librarians. (Unfortunately, these are tweets in Japanese.)

■Access off campus■
① Access Kyushu University top page
② Click "Login" on the top right or an orange banner in the center
③ Log in with your SSO-KID
④ Then, you can access e-books and e-journals through the library website at home

■Website for recommended e-books■
JapanKnowledge Lib
You can cross-search the largest knowledge database in Japan that accumulates encyclopedias,dictionaries, news, and scientific site URL collections, etc.

Maruzen Ebook Library
Maruzen has provided Japanese ebooks platform specialized in academic books.
You can search by titles, authors, and full text. And you can also download PDF files and print them out from each page.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
EBSCOhost eBook Collection, formerly known as NetLibrary, provides access to more than 5,000 ebooks, the full-text of traditionally published books in electronic format. EBooks are fully searchable.

5.2 Read the online guides called Cute.Guides

 Cuter also creates the Cute.Guides on their majors and interests. 179 guides are available as of March 31st, 2019. Top page is Here.

 There are many interesting guides such as on space, study abroad, how to read academic articles. As most guides are written in Japanese, you could enjoy guides and improve your language skill.

   Recently, we created the portal guide in English for international students to learn various things on the library. See here.


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