How to Use Our Libraries

Who Qualifies to Use?

Kyushu University libraries admits all residents in Fukuoka area who has academic perspectives, including Kyushu University almuni, researchers of other universities, colleges, and research centers.

Students under age of 18 and individuals with non-academic purposes are not permitted.

Admittance

Some of the libraries require visitors to present his or her ID document(drivers licence, passport, health insurance card, etc.) at the circulation desk. 

For Further User-Privileges

For anyone who would like to have continuing library services, please register and make your library ID at the circulation desk.
You may borrow materials only from 

  • Central Library
  • Design Library
  • Chikushi Library
  • Scitech Library

Other libraries do NOT allow non-Kyushu University members to borrow library materials.
You can also register by mailing the completed register form.

Offices and Required Documents for Applying

 

Types by Purpose Library in Charge Required Documents During for Issue
Continuing use without borrowing All libraries(Applying by mailing is accepted) one of your ID in the following:
  • Driver's licence
  • Passport
  • Resident card

Request Form (Japanese)

1 week

Come to the circulation desk  to receive your user ID.

Continuing use allowed borrowing Design Library, Chikushi Library, Scitech Library(Applying by mailing is accepted) one of your ID in the following:
  • Driver's licence
  • Passport
  • Resident card

Request Form (Japanese)
photo(3×2.5cm)

 

NOTES
The Kyushu University Library offers library services to residents in Fukuoka community who are studying or researching academic area as well as faculty and students in higher education are seeking. Please describe your research area in the request form.

The user ID is valid for a year. You may renew your expiration date.
Let us know immediately when your address information is chaneged and your Library ID is lost.

Entering and Leaving

Present your ID card at the gate in the entrance.
[Patrons with disabilities]  Call our staff if you need help.

Go through the gate at the entrance. You do not need present your ID card when leaving.

When you leaving with our materials that are not checked out, the gate at entrance blocks your way with alarm bell and we inspect all belongings you are carrying with. We appreciate your cooperation.
The following items may cause the alarm works.

The following items may cause the alarm works.

  • Items borrowed at other libraries (including ILL-requested items)
  • Rented CDs and DVDs
  • Cell phones
  • Portable music players