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Borrow/Return Books

How to borrow and return books.

Borrowing Books

Please use self-checkout machine on the first floor of the Main Library to borrow books. Follow the instruction on the screen.
You can't borrow any books when you hold overdue books. Please come to the counter on the first floor of the Main library if you'd like to borrow the books you can't use the machine.

Loan Period

Number of books you can borrow

Note

Types of materials that can be borrowed
Can be borrowed Cannot be borrowed
Self checkout machine Document Supply Center

Returning books

Returning books

Please return books you borrowed to the following place. Books found in other places might not be regarded as returned. If you cannot bring checked out books by due date, you can return books to the Document Supply Center by registered mail or by parcel delivery service.

Deposit at the Document Supply Center

Deposit at the Main Library entrance(only when the Library is closed)

Returning books Used in the Library

Please put books that are used in the Library(not borrowed) on return trucks. If you return to wrong place, it's very difficult to find out. Please DO NOT put them back to shelves by yourself.

Overdues

You cannot borrow books newly if you hold overdue books. Also, following overdue fines are set. Please pay by "Shoshi" at the Document Supply Center.
You can check your overdue records at MyLibrary. Please confirm the amount of overdue fine before you buy "Shoshi".

Overdue fine (per a day/a book)

Other Informations

Checking due dates

You can check the due dates on MyLibrary .

Reservation

Reservation can be put on borrowed books via OPAC. When books are returned, an email notice will be sent to your ICU domain e-mail address e.g.,(cXXXXXXx@icu.ac.jp). Books will be kept at the Document Supply Center for 3 days(for ordinary books); 1 day(for Course Reserves.) On the day Course Reserve Books cannot be reserved in advance. You can also use MyLibrary to check whether requested books are ready to be borrowed or not.

Renewing Due Dates

Please use self-checkout machine to renew due dates. It's the same way as checkout. However renewal may not be done, if a reservation is placed by other users. All ICU CLA and GS Master's degree students and Library Friends can renew on MyLibrary at once. Doctoral students can renew as many times as they would like on MyLibrary, if no one makes reservation them.

Special Borrowing for Thesis Writers

Special service for undergraduate students from the fourth year up and all graduate students.Books needed for thesis writing can be borrowed for longer loan period. Special borrowing for thesis writers service is available at the Document Supply Center.

Check your Status

How to check your current Loans, Reserves and Overdues.

Check your Loans, Reserves and Overdues

You can check your current Loans, Reserves and Overdues in MyLibrary. Please click "Loan and Reservation Status" after log-in to use your MyLibrary account to check your current Loans, Reserves and Overdues. Here you can check your information concerning your library use, such as the due dates of titles you are borrowing and how much overdue fines you need to pay.

International Christian University Library 10-2, Osawa 3-chome, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585 Japan
TEL: 0422-33-3668 FAX: 0422-33-3669 Email: library(insert an at mark here)icu.ac.jp