Borrowing & Renewing


Bring items to the circulation desk, and show your library-user card with them. Chikushi Library has automatic borrowing machine.

Lending Period and Limit (General)

Lending period
Central Library
Science & Technology Library
Total 10 items
2 weeks
1 week
Medical Library
Undergraduate:3 items / Graduate:5 items / Faculty:10 items
8 days
2 days
Design Library
Undergraduate:8 items / Graduate:20 items
Undergraduate:2 weeks / Graduates:30 days
Undergraduate:5 items / Graduate:10 items
1 week
Chikushi Library
5 items
2 weeks
In-library use only
Manuscript Library
(Business&Economics Section)
Books/Periodicals Total 5 items
2 weeks

Special Lending Policy →See our branch libraries' sites
  Central | Scitech | Medical | Design | Chikushi |  HSSL


As long as an item is not requested by another user, you may renew it for another borrowing period (Books only). You may not renew overdue items. Remember that renewed loan period starts from the day you make the renewal procedures, not from the original due date.
[By online]
If you use MyAccount you can renew your borrowing items by your own.
[In person]
Go to the circulation desk and present your library-user ID and the material you would like to renew.


Return materials at the circulation desk or when the library is closed, you can return them to the book posts (located outside). Patrons may return items at any libraries on campus excepted ILL materials.
If you have not returned items by the due date, you are not allowed to borrow another material. Even though you return the overdued items, you cannot borrow any items during your penalty term. The duration of the term is the number of days of exceeding.


When you would like to use a book that is currently checked out by another user, you can place it on reserve. Please submit a complete request by online (Cute.Catalog). You may also submit at the circulation desk.

Book Purchase Request

You can request a book which is not owned in the library.(Kyushu University members only)
Please make a request for purchase via Web form.

Shelf Guides(Japanese)

See our branch libraries' sites.
  Central | ScitechMedical | Design | Chikushi

Photocopying of Library Materials

According to the Copyright Law, copying all pages of a copyrighted library material is strictly prohibited. Only copying a part of a material for 1 copy per person for research/educational purposes is permitted.

Patrons can use self-service copy machines in the libraries. The photocopiers accept cash (coins only) or pre-paid cards
※We do not have exchange services.
Copying archival items and books bound in Japanese style is limited.


Automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS)

Automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) is equipped in Central, Scitech and Chikushi Library.
If you would like to use materials in the ASRS, please ask library staff.
Specialized computers for book retrieval are equipped next to the circulation desk. Anyone can pick up materials in the ASRS by the computer.
In Central and Scitech Library, Kyushu University members also can send a request to pick up materials in the ASRS by the Web after user registration.
For more information, please refer to the following guides.
 Central | Scitech | Chikushi