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Meio University LibraryCampus introduction

The library collects, organizes and stores books, materials and information necessary for education and research for use by students, faculty and staff, and community residents. The book collection of the university library is searchable online (by clicking on the above link "Book Search (OPAC)."

Books 166,235books
Magazines 1,228titles
Audio-visual 3,318items

*Book collection (As of April 1, 2019)

Library Services


The library supports the collection of materials and information necessary for users' educational research purposes and also provides advice on how to search for information.

Document Reproduction

Reproduction of documents can be requested for a fee at the counter using the specified application form. Document reproduction, however, must comply with the Copyright Act.


Books that are loaned out may be reserved in advance. The library staff will also assist with requests for books not found in the library as best it can.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service

The library provides interlibrary loaning and reproduction of documents (such as magazine articles) for a fee in cooperation with national public libraries, including the National Diet Library and other libraries in Japan.

Audio-visual room

The library provides services for the use of videos, DVDs, and other audio-visual materials, as well as personal computers for Internet and CD-ROM use.

Database / e-Journals

The library provides 11 tools for the searching and browsing of documents such as magazines and newspapers articles. Users can use e-Journals (Academic Search Elite) for full text browsing of about 2,000 magazines from foreign countries.

Using the library

Opening hours

Regular hours: Monday to Friday / 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Main Library),
8:45 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (Nursing Department Building Library. Only university personnel and students may use the library from 10:00 p.m.)
Saturday / 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Long breaks (summer, winter, and spring breaks)
Monday to Friday / 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday / 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Regular days with no library services: Sundays and holidays

Checking out books
Procedure for users

A library card (student ID card) is required in order to check books or materials out of the library. Persons not connected with the university who wish to apply for a library card must present a personal ID card (driver's license, etc) and a portrait photograph (3cm - 2.5cm).

Library user card

a. Required to check out library materials, use audio-visual materials, or access the Internet inside the library building.
b. Users who are minors may be required to present a certificate to verify their guardians.
c. Users holding a library card are prohibited from letting others use their card.

Checking out books

Users must present their library card together with the book(s) or item(s) they wish to borrow at the counter. Books are also returned at the counter. *A penalty is imposed on library materials returned beyond the due date and library privileges may be withdrawn depending on the number of days overdue.

The number of materials and how long materials can be borrowed out are shown below.

ClassificationMaximum allowedLoan period
Graduate students / faculty members 10 4 weeks
Students / office employees 5 2 weeks
External users 2 2 weeks

*Two items of audio-visual materials with expired copyright may be checked out (within the maximum number of items allowed shown above).


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