ASRS stops for half a day [2017-11-24]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on Nov. 23th (Thu., National Holiday) [2017-11-16]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. ICU Discovery's response time is to be longer than usual due to the same reason.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Today's service hours on October 23rd(Mon.) [2017-10-23]

Due to the typhoon, the Library will be opened at 10:00 am. on October 23rd.(Mon.) Thank you for your understanding.

About the service hours on October 22nd(Sun.) and 23rd(Mon.) [2017-10-21]

Due to the typhoon, the service hours on October 22nd(Sun.) and 23rd(Mon.) may be changed. We will inform the service hours of the day through "ICU Portal" as soon as we decide. Thank you for your understanding.

Notice about the book display related to the Exhibition "Elizabeth J.G. Vining & Tane Takahashi -Educators in search of peace-" [2017-10-21]

ICU Archives & Special Collections is exhibiting historical materials focusing on Tane Takahashi, who contributed to the construction of a new university as the first director of the library in the early days of ICU. ICU Library is displaying books by Elizabeth Vining, who considerably influenced the educational ideas in post-war Japan, on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

2012 Tweet Rivival Now on Display

The books recommended in the Library's twitter in 2012 are now re-displayed on the first floor shelf of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

RefWorks Seminar on November 13 [2017-11-07]

The RefWorks is the best tool for managing your bibliographic data! The special lecturer will help you understanding the tool in detail. Please fill out and send the following application form.

BNC online maintenance [2017-11-06]

Due to the maintenance, BNC Online will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Extension of due date during Autumn Break [2017-11-03]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Friday, December 8, 2017. We hope you will make use of it.

Lecture of ICU Discovery (October 27th) [2017-10-19]

For searching books, journals, academic papers, etc. you needed to search from ICU OPAC or each databases.

By using ICU Discovery, you can cross-search all databases available and ICU OPAC.

We will show you efficient ways to make full use of this search system.

Date: October 27th (Fri) 3:10-4:20pm

Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library

Language: Japanese

Reservation: Not Needed

- What's ICU Discovery?

ICU Discovery allows you to search 300 million items available at the library, including databases the library subscribes to, books and journals in the library's collection, and academic resources available for free online.

Autumn term is Overdue Fine Pay Term [2017-10-18]

We recommend ICU students to pay overdue fine once a term.

Please check the amount of your overdue fine on "MyLibrary", and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center of ICU Library during the following hours. If you have any overdue material(s) now, the amount of your overdue fine will increase after you return or renew it (them).

Mon-Fri in term : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat & out of term : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you would like to pay expensive overdue fine partially, please consult us about the amount at the counter before you purchase the ticket.

Evacuation Drill Postponed to Oct.18 (Wed.) [2017-10-16]

Evacuation drill is postponed to October 18 (Wed.) Please refer to the following information.

All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to the lawn in front of Othmer library Entrance steps.
The library will be available after the drill is completed.

NOTE
*Please bring your valuables when evacuate.
*Please save your computer files before evacuation.

More e-Books are searchable through OPAC now [2017-10-14]

(1)You can search the following e-Books through OPAC.

The number of e-Books will increase.

You can search only by the titles. You can't search by authors, themes, etc. Please see e-Book Navi for details.

(2)E-Journals information is added on the OPAC journal search result. You can search for available E-Journals of ICU by Journal Titles.

Evacuation Drill [2017-10-12]

All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to the lawn in front of Othmer library Entrance steps.
The library will be available after the drill is completed.

NOTE
*Please bring your valuables when evacuate.
*Please save your computer files before evacuation.

ASRS is back in operation [2017-10-11]

ASRS is now in operation. We apologize for inconvenience caused.

ASRS is stopped [2017-10-11]

Due to trouble, books can not be retrieved from the ASRS. We will inform here as soon as the system is restored.We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Oxford Handbooks Online trial [2017-10-09]

Oxford Handbooks Online trial service will start as below. Please feel free to use it.

"Oxford Handbooks Online" is an outstanding collection of the best handbooks in 14 and growing subject areas. One of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contain in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.

We made new portal site of e-Book collections. Get Access!→e-Book Navi

Nikkei Telecom Seminar on October 16 [2017-10-03]

Nikkei Telecom is the ideal database for your job search for searching Japanese financial and company information (Session language is Japanese.)

Notice about the display, "Yatte, TRI-LINGUAL!" [2017-09-27]

Under the theme of "Yatte, TRI-LINGUAL!" , we display language textbooks and self-learning books of French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korea and so on, at the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

BNC online maintenance [2017-09-19]

Due to the maintenance, BNC Online will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

JapanKnowledge maintenance [2017-09-19]

Due to the maintenance, Japan Knowledge will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice about the display, "Book Selection by the winners of Scavenger hunt 2017" [2017-09-13]

Under the theme of "Book Selection by the winners of Scavenger hunt 2017", books purchased for the winners of Scavenger hunt are the exhibition on the bookshelf on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

September 11 is the due date of summer break check out [2017-09-07]

Monday, September 11 is the due date of summer break check out for ICU students. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books by the due date.

WSD Office moved to the Othmer Library Ground Floor [2017-09-06]

Writing Support Desk office has moved to the ground floor of the Othmer Library. Please ask anything about WSD at the desk in front of the office.

Japanese Case Law DVD Now in Service [2017-09-06]

Three Japanese legal information DVDs are now in service.
"Saiko Saibansho Hanrei Kaisetsu (Supreme Court Judgements Annotated)", "Jurist" and "Hanrei Times"(case law journals).

The library orientation is going to be held. [2017-09-01]

The library orientation is going to be held all day in September 4th (Mon). We will be open as usual (Out of Term) on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in advance.

JSTOR E-book will be provided [2017-08-31]

The e-book collection, “Books at JSTOR” will be provided from September 1st (Fri). You can access it from ICU Discovery.

You can search approximately 24,000 e-books (all disciplines, published before 2014, including free contents) published by 34 publisher through the database same as “JSOTR” (database of full text articles of back numbers of journals.) It’s definitely helpful to your report, thesis, and so on.

Database "JapanKnowledge" will be stopped [2017-08-24]

Due to the maintenance, "JapanKnowledge" will be stopped as follows.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

ASRS will be stopped [2017-08-22]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during the following dates, for maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

ASRS is back in operation [2017-08-16]

ASRS is now in operation. We apologize for inconvenience caused.

ASRS is stopped parly [2017-08-15]

Due to partial trouble, some books can not be retrieved from the ASRS.
We will inform here as soon as the system is restored.
We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

JSTORE Database trial ended [2017-08-15]

JSTOR trial access service to all journals has ended on August 14 (Mon.)

Database "Roper Center" will be stopped [2017-08-10]

Due to the maintenance, "Roper Center" will be stopped as follows.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

ASRS is back in operation [2017-08-09]

ASRS is now in operation. We apologize for inconvenience caused.

ASRS is stopped parly [2017-08-09]

Due to partial trouble, some books can not be retrieved from the ASRS.
We will inform here as soon as the system is restored.
We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, "Tell me why, ICU Alumni!" [2017-07-29]

Under the title of "Tell me why, ICU Alumni!", you will find books by the alumnus who teach(taught) at a university on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

“Off Campus Access” maintenance [2017-07-25]

Due to the maintenance, "Off Campus Access" will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Database "Roper Center" will be stopped [2017-07-25]

Due to the maintenance, "Roper Center" will be stopped as follows.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

ASRS is back in operation [2017-07-08]

ASRS is now in operation. We apologize for inconvenience caused.

ASRS is stopped partly[2017-07-08]

Due to partial trouble, some books can not be retrieved from the ASRS. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, "Samurai-Spirit of Sword" [2017-07-05]

Under the theme of "Samurai-Spirit of Sword," , books about Japanese NINJA, Samurai and BUSHIDO are found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

ASRS stops for half a day [2017-06-28]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

OPAC and related services will be stopped [2017-06-20]

Due to the maintenance, OPAC and related services will be stopped during the following date and time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Undergraduates’ extension of due date during the Summer Break

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Monday, September 11, 2017. We hope you will make use of it.

Notice about the display, "Our Famous Leaders"

Under the theme of "Our Famous Leaders," memoirs, and autobiography by the 20th-century leading politicians, are found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The Winners of the Scavenger Hunt [2017-06-09]

Thank you for joining Scavenger Hunt2017 "それでは問題です". The number of the participants were 19 (11 teams). We announce the winners and answers in the special website below.

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2017 [2017-05-31]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2017 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Thursday, June 15 2017 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Monday, June 12 2017).


ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read Library Friends of ICU Library homepage.


ICU alumni can enter the Library by showing identification (i.e. driver license, insurance card, passport) and signing their name and address at the Library entrance from 9:00 to 16:00, Monday to Saturday.

To students leaving ICU : Return books to Library [2017-05-31]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

●Return
Check all library books you are borrowing by MyLibrary and return all of them.

●Payment
Check your overdue fine by MyLibrary, and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center.

●Replace (In case you have lost books)
Ask at the Document Supply Center. These services are available during the following hours at the Document Supply Center.

<Service Hours of Document Supply Center>

・Payment

・Replacement and Lost

Notice about the display, "Purchased Titles of requests by ICU Scavenger Hunt Winners" [2017-05-30]

Under the theme of "Purchased Titles of requests by ICU Scavenger Hunt Winners", books selected by Scavenger Hunt Winners, are found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

ICU Discovery Library Seminar on June 2 [2017-05-29]

You can seach entire databases available at the Library using ICU Discovery.You will learn how to effectively perform searches into extensive information sources.

Capacity: 50 persons
Make a reservation using following Application Form.
ICU Discovery is a cross-search system that target all academic information sources that ICU students make use of.

Contact:
Reference Service Center, ICU Library
othmer@icu.ac.jp

Database "Marquis Who's who" has been restored. [2017-05-25]

The access for the "Marquis Who's who" has been restored. We apologize for inconvenience.

Database "Marquis Who's who" is out of service. [2017-05-24]

The access for the "Marquis Who's who" is not available now. The connection failure have occurred. We will inform here, as soon as the access is restored. We apologize any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Notice about the display,"bridging the gap", main theme of C-Week 2017. [2017-05-23]

Under the title, "bridging the gap", the books by Dr.Seki, speakers of Special Chapel Hour at C-Week 2017 has been displayed on the 1st floor of the Main Library. Also, basic Japanese books related to the Reformation by Martin Luther are available. Please come and take a look.

Computer Maintenance Completed [2017-05-23]

The 1st floor Othmer Library PC maintenance has been completed. The service has been resumed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Urgent Computer Maintenance[2017-05-19]

The 1st floor of Othmer Library will close for urgent PC maintenance as above. If you need them, you can borrow note PCs at the counter on the ground floor. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Lecture of Databases related to ICU

To know more about ICU, here are some perfect databases we would like to introduce: ICU Repository, ICU Archive Database, "Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Collection" Digital Archives.

This is a joint project with the history class HST224 Modern Japan and ICU by Professor William Steele. If you are interested in ICU's history,join the session. We are looking forward for your participation.

Database Trial: JSTOR [2017-05-15]

JSTOR trial service will start as below. Please feel free to use it.

You can access and see all journals included in JSTOR besides approximately 250 journals which have been contracted by ICU Library already. You can access also use them from outside the campus using Off Campus Access and to download and print.
We encourage ICU students, faculty, and staff to examine this resource and provide feedback about its usefulness, quality of content, relevance to programs, etc. For inquiries and comments, please send us your email.

Quiz Event Scavenger hunt

This season has come again!
ICU Library will hold the quiz event “Scavenger hunt” as below. Please visit and see the special website for the detail.

Database "Roper Center" maintenance[2017-05-08]

In an effort to maintain and improve the services, they are planning a brief maintenance window between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Wednesday, May 10th. During this time, you may experience downtime or slowness in iPOLL search and dataset downloads.
Thank you for your understanding.

Notice about the display, "Books for ecology recommended by ICU SUSTENA"

Under the title of "Books for ecology recommended by ICU SUSTENA", books related to environment and sustainability are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

Database Trial : “Wiley Online Library”(Additional Information)[2017-04-28]

The ICU Library has conducted the database trial of "Wiley Online Library." This database is a collection of scholarly journals by a leading academic publisher Wiley, and now it offers a selection of more than 18,000 E-books in a variety of disciplines, added to E-journals. You can access the database on campus, and off campus with Off Campus Access.

The accessible E-Books have opened padlock icons. You can download texts and read freely and limitlessly. There are no retention periods, but we ask you not to provide downloaded materials to the others. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We encourage ICU students, faculty, and staff to examine this resource and provide feedback about its usefulness, quality of content, relevance to programs, etc. For inquiries and comments, please send us your email. Email: library(insert an at mark here)icu.ac.jp

Wiley E-Book is available for trial now. [2017-04-25]

From April 13th(Thu) to November 30th(Thu), you can read 18,000 E-Books published by Wiley as much as you like.
The E-Books with opened padlock icons are available. You can download and read freely and limitlessly. There are no retention periods. This service will finish in November 30th 2017. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ICU Library ranked in the top in all Japanese universities [2017-04-20]

ICU Library was ranked No.1 in 767 universities libraries in Japan, according to "Daigaku ranking 2018" published by Asahi Shinbun. Extremely high book lending rate, compared to other universities, is highly evaluated.

B4 paper in the Othmer Lirbary printer [2017-04-19]

B4 size paper is set in the printer D on the first floor of the Othmer Library. Those who wish to print their documents in B4 size, please select the printer D.(10yen/page for monotone, 30yen/page for color.)

WSD Online Reservation Launched [2017-04-14]

Writing Support Desk tutorials can now be reserved through Online Reservation System. Please click "WSD Reservation System" button on the WSD top page.

<Note>

<Writing Support Desk address>

UNIC Guidance: Searching for UN-related Information and Documents [2017-04-11]

Lecture and workshop will be given by Mr. Kiyoshi Chiba from UN Information Center. Co-soponsored by the Library and College of Liberal Arts, the lecture will include how to use ODS (Official Document System) and UNBIS-net. No reservation is required. Please join.

Date: Apirl 17 (Mon.) 16:30-17:40
Place: Library Multimedia Room

WSD Online Reservation System will launch [2017-04-11]

The Writing Support Desk will launch Online Reservation service from Apirl 14 (Fri,) 2017. Users can make remote applications for WSD tutorial sessions. The Spring term tutorials will start on April 17 (Mon.)

Please click [WSD Reservation System] button that will soon be put on the WSD top page.

Good-bye complicated works! Notice of RefWorks Lecture

When you make a bibliography, it is complex and takes time to write all the bibliographic information one by one. It also happens to forget which books or journal articles you have used. If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution! The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer. to help you understanding the usage of this tool. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people)

This Lecture has ended.

ASRS is back in operation [2017-04-06]

ASRS is now in operation. We apologize for inconvenience caused.

ASRS is stopped partly[2017-04-06]

Due to partial trouble, some books can not be retrieved from the ASRS. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, "ICU Library Recommends!"

Under the title of "ICU Library Recommends!", books related to studies at university are available on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

New Library Website launched [2017-03-31]

The new Library website launched on March 31, 2017.

While it succeeds most of the former website contents and functions, top page design exposes as much contents in the form of clustering lists of individual service categories.

Though it might look complex at a first glance, it should provide faster access to information that users are looking for. Higher security, too, is expected to eliminate the risk of malicious attacks to the server.

We would be happy to receive any opinions and impressions at the following email address for future website develpment.

The library website will be suspended [2017-03-30]

The library website will be suspended during the following time, due to switching work to new website. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

The library orientation is going to be held. [2017-03-28]

The library orientation is going to be held all day in April 4th (Tue). We will be open as usual (Out of Term) on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in advance.

ASRS will be stopped [2017-03-15]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during the following dates, for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

・March 22 (Wed.) - 23 (Thu.)

Notice about the display, “Memories of you” [2017-03-06]

Under the theme of "Memories of you", picture books won the Caldecott Medal which is the best book of the year in the United States, are found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From: March 6(Mon.), 2017 to March 30(Fri.), 2017

The Caldecott Medal Home Page(The American Library Association)

New Library Website [2017-03-03]

The new Library website (www-lib.icu.ac.jp) will launch on April 1, 2017. The present website continued from April 2013 has some disadvantages in finding individual services which are hidden under the pop-up menu. The new top page shows as many links to Library services for improving efficiency.

We avoided using rigid lay-out that leaves margins on both sides, and implemented liquid lay-out to make most use of the space in the browser window. Minimizing the use of buttons and graphics and expression in texts are also our scheme to enhance accessibility for users including those with vision impairments who would listen to the pages.

Most pages are created by using MoogaOne templates. External services and technologies such as Word Press, GoogleSites were not adopted.

Image of the new website

To: Those who have remaining print deposit in the account [2017-02-24]

The old printing system will terminate the service on March 1st. Those who have remaining print deposit in the account, please use them as soon as possible.

The services at Othmer Library end at 22:15 p.m. on March 1st (Wed.).

Extension of due date for undergraduate students [2017-02-17]

Extension of due date during the Spring Break for undergraduate students will start on Saturday, February 18. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017. We hope you will make use of it.

Undergraduates : February 18, 2017 - March 28, 2017 Graduates :February 5, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Extension of due date for graduate students starts [2017-02-07]

Extension of due date during the Spring Break for graduate students has started. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates :February 5, 2017 - March 10, 2017 Undergraduates : February 18, 2017 - March 28, 2017

Notice about the display, “Recommended Books for General Education″ [2017-02-06]

Under the title of "Recommended Books for General Education", readings suggested by GE Instructors are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From February 6(Mon.) to March 4(Sat.)

For All Thesis Prints [2017-01-20]

Finish your print until Wed., Jan 25. Printers must be crowded on Thu., Jan 26 and Fri., Jan 27.

You can not print your thesis on Sundays, Jan. 22 and 29. On Sundays, Othmer Library is closed. Also, “Word” is not installed in VISITOR’s PCs of Main Library.

Friends membership for students graduating in March 2017 [2017-01-17]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in March 2017 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Friday March 10, 2017 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Tuesday March 3, 2017). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

ICU Library Friends

Alumni can enter the Library by signing their names and addresses and presenting ID cards at the Library entrance from 9:00 to 16:00, Monday to Saturday.

To students graduating or completing in March 2017 [2017-01-17]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date. 4:00 pm March 3 (Fri.) 2017

Necessary Procedures

・Return

Check all library books you are borrowing by MyLibrary in front of the Document Supply Center, and return all of them. You can also get the list by internet from MyLibrary.

・Payment

Check your overdue fine by MyLibrary, and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center.

・Replace (In case you have lost books)

Ask at the Document Supply Center. These services are available during the following hours at the Document Supply Center.

Service Hours of Document Supply Center in term

・Return and Payment

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

・Replacement, Lost, and Other

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(日本語) 展示「ニッポンどうでしょう~外国人が見た日本」開催のお知らせ [2017-01-16]

Sorry, this entry is only available in 日本語. [NOTICE] Open Hours and Services on Dec. 27th (Tue) & 28th (Wed) [2016-12-26]

Open Hours : 13:00 - 19:00 (Main Library) *Othmer Library is closed.

No Services: Computers and Printers ASRS (includes Master & Senior Theses)

Windows PCs at the Othmer Library were restored [2016-12-16]

All Windows PCs at the Othmer Library were restored. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Windows PC in Othmer Library Troulbes [2016-12-16]

[13:50 Dec 16(Fri.)] All Windows PC at the Othmer Library 1F are out of order.

We are now under process of identifying the cause and fixing.

Recovery schedule unknown. We will update this news as there is any progress to the matter.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

(Macintosh, Lending PCs and MMR PCs are working properly.)

[NOTICE] Library services will be stopped [2016-12-12]

Due to the campus network maintainance, library services will be stopped as follows.

Date/Time: December 18th (Sun) 10:00-14:30(JST) Out of service: 1. Lending and renewing of books, journals and others. 2. Access to OPAC, My Library, Off Campus Access, ICU Web page and others.

*Library building will be open as useal (Sunday schedule).

[NOTICE] ILL & Photocopy Services [2016-12-09]

We can not accept urgent request, because of the year-end and New Year holidays. Please try to get an early start. Thank you.

NOTICE: Nikkei Telecom lecture [2016-12-08]

The job search for next year will start soon. Nikkei Telecom is an extremely powerful tool that will help you search Japanese financial and company information sources and news articles. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: December 20 (Tue.) 13:50-15:00 Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) goo.gl/igijzv

- What's Nikkei Telecom ? Database of newspapers, Japanese financial information and Japanese company information. Consisted of full text articles of Nihon Keizai Shimbun (1975.4-), Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (1975.4-), Nikkei Ryutsu Shimbun(1975.4-), Nikkei Kin-yu Shimbun([1987.10-20]08.1), company information, and stock information.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp0422-33-3668

Notice about the display, “Writing Support Books” [2016-12-06]

Under the theme of "You Will Need Writing Support Books!", some books about academic writing are found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From: December 5(Mon.), 2016 to January 14(Sat.), 2017

Year-end and new year extension of due date for graduate students [2016-12-03]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, January 11, 2017. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates : November 24, 2016 - December 11, 2016 Undergraduates : December 9, 2016 - December 28, 2016

ASRS in normal operation [2016-11-30]

The fire safety inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. ASRS is running normally from 10:05 am.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stops for half a day – Nov. 30 [2016-11-22]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. November 30 (Wed) 9:00-12:00(JST)

Autumn term is Overdue Fine Pay Term [2016-11-10]

We recommend ICU students to pay overdue fine once a term.

Please check the amount of your overdue fine on "MyLibrary", and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center of ICU Library during the following hours. If you have any overdue material(s) now, the amount of your overdue fine will increase after you return or renew it (them).

Mon-Fri in term : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat & out of term : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you would like to pay expensive overdue fine partially, please consult us about the amount at the counter before you purchase the ticket.

"MyLibrary"in English https://opac.icu.ac.jp/mylibrary/index.php?LANG=1

Notice about the display, “Architects and Campus Design” [2016-11-10]

Under the title of "Architects and Campus Design", books related to the Special Exhibition of the ICU Archives and Special Collections,“ Designing ICU: Architects at Work -Vories, Raymond and Inadomi-”, are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from November 10(Thu.) to December 3(Sat.)

Good-bye complicated works! Notice of RefWorks lecture [2016-11-09]

When you make a bibliography, it is complex and takes time to write all the bibliographic information one by one. It also happens to forget which books or journal articles you have used.

If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution!

The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you understanding the usage of this tool.

If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: December 6(tue) ①10:00-12:00/②2:00-4:00pm

Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library

Language: ①English/②Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people)

http://goo.gl/pYA7Kx

- What's RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions.

・It can save bibliographic information from ICU OPAC, subscribed databases, Amazon, GoogleScholar, etc. -- to your personal online account.

・The bibliographic information can be sorted into different folders.

・The bibliographic information can be sorted into one same style--like APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

・It can automatically generate a bibliography list.

・It can cite the collected information to your Microsoft Word file

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/tools/citationmanager/refworks/

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center

othmer@icu.ac.jp

0422-33-3668

Extension of due date during Autumn Break for undergraduates [2016-11-09]

ICU undergraduate students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016. We hope you will make use of it.

Undergraduates : November 8, 2016 - , November 22, 2016

Extension of due date during Autumn Break for graduates students [2016-10-31]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates :October 22, 2016 - November 7, 2016 Undergraduates : November 8, 2016 - , November 22, 2016

Lecture of ICU Discovery (in Library Science class) [2016-10-21]

For searching books, journals, academic papers, etc. you needed to search from ICU OPAC or each databases.

By using Discovery Service, you can search almost all items at one time.

What is the difference between ICU OPAC? How do we utilize these search results?

We will show you efficient ways to make full use of this search system.

We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: October 28th (fri) 3:10-4:20pm

Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library

Language: Japanese

-No appointment needed (Maximum 30 people; Library Science class students in priority)

- What's ICU Discovery?

ICU Discovery allows you to search 300 million items available at the library, including databases the library subscribes to, books and journals in the library’s collection, and academic resources available for free online.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center

othmer@icu.ac.jp

0422-33-3668

Windows PCs at the Othmer Library were restored [2016-10-17]

All Windows PCs at the Othmer Library were restored. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Windows PC in Othmer Library Troulbes [2016-10-17]

[8:50 Oct 17(Mon.)]

All Windows PC at the Othmer Library are out of order. We are now under process of identifying the cause and fixing,

Recovery schedule unknown. We will update this news as there is any progress to the matter.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

(Macintosh are working properly.)

Evacuation Drill [2016-10-07]

Evacuation Drill

Time and Date: 12:35-13:10, Friday October 14, 2016

Assuming case: Earthquake

Program: All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to the lawn in front of Othmer library Entrance steps. The library will be available after the drill is completed.

NOTE *Please bring your valuables when evacuate. *Please save your computer files before evacuation.

Notice about the display, “Children in Theresienstadt Camp- Books about Holocausts” [2016-10-04]

Under the title of "Children in Theresienstadt Camp- Books about Holocausts," books and film DVDs related to the persecution of the Jews, are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from October 3(Mon.) to October 28(Fri.)

‘Children in Theresienstadt Camp’, hosted by Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture, ICU UNESCO club, and Peace Research Institute

For details, please visit the following institutions' websites.

Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture http://subsite.icu.ac.jp/research/icc/lectures/#theresienstadt3 Peace Research Institute http://subsite.icu.ac.jp/research/pri-en/

NOTICE: Lecture of Databases related to ICU [2016-09-29]

To know more about ICU, here are some perfect databases we would like to introduce: ICU Repository, ICU Archive Database, "Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Collection" Digital Archives. An ICU Library staff, also familiar with ICU Archives, will be the lecturer. If you are interested in ICU's history, if you want to know more about liberal arts, don't miss this opportunity! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: October 11(tue) 1:50-3:00pm (convocation hour) Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese -walk-up lecture (Maximum 50 people)

- What are ICU related databases? ICU Repository: ICU bulletin and doctor thesis "Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Collection" Digital Archives: Digitalized materials of the Memorial Collection, such as autograph copies, letters, and photographs. ICU Archive Database: Over 10,000 items collected for ICU's fifty years' history, such as documents, photos, university publications, handwritten documents...

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Future schedules schedule2

OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on Sept. 22th (Thu., National Holiday) [2016-09-14]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. ICU Discovery's response time is to be longer than usual due to the same reason.

Sept. 22th (Thu., National Holiday) 7:00-18:00

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

September 12 is the due date of summer break check out [2016-09-10]

Monday, September 12 is the due date of summer break check out for ICU students. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books by the due date.

Notice about the display, “EIGA de NIPPON(Cinema du Japon)” [2016-09-01]

Under the title of "EIGA de NIPPON", books and film DVDs related to Japanese Directors, are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from September 1(Thu.) to September 30(Fri.)

Othmer Library will be CLOSED on Reg. Day [2016-08-30]

To save energy, Othmer Library will be closed on Sept. 6th (Tue.). Course Registration will not be available. Please register by using the computers of Integrated Learning Center (ILC).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Note: The Main Library will be OPEN as usual.

Maintenance Work of network service (8/26 12:00-13:30) [2016-08-25]

Due to maintenance of the univ. network service, access to the Internet is not available during 12:00-13:30, Aug 26. Please use the WiFi.

Lending PC’s use will be limited [2016-08-18]

Due to the maintenance of Campus Wireless Network, lending PC's use will be limited during the following date and time.

August 23th(Tue.) 9:30 -16:30 NOT AVAILABLE (Network Access)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Some of ICU Library Services stop on Aug. 18th. [2016-08-12]

Due to campus network maintenance, some of ICU Library Services using the network will not be available during the following period.

Aug. 18th (Thu.) 11:50 - 13:00 (JST)

[ Unavailable Services ] *Internet access, PCs in Othmer Library and so on. *Please use PCs for Lending to access the Internet or to print.

ASRS will be stopped [2016-08-12]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during the following dates, for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

・August 18th (Thu.) - 19th (Fri.)

Notice: EBSCOhost lecture [2016-08-10]

One of the important humanities database: EBSCOhost. This multidiscipline database contains bibliographic data of religion, literature, philosophy, music, art, mass media, environment, information science, etc. It would be a great help on research for papers and thesis. The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from EBSCO International Inc. to help you understanding the usage of this tool. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: August 30 (tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) https://goo.gl/forms/8nWkJK08L7G5iI2R2

- What's EBSCOhost? EBSCOhost is a journal index of humanities. It offers ATLA Religion Database, Humanities International Index, MLA international Bibliography, Communication & Mass Media Complete and Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Notice about the display, “MUSHI, Amore!” [2016-08-01]

Under the title of "MUSHI, Amore!", books related to MUSHI(Japanese), are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from August 1(Mon.) to August 19(Fri.)

Internet services stops due to the network maintenance [2016-07-19]

Following services* will be temporary stopped due to the network maintenance.

*OPAC, MyLibrary, Off Campus Access

Date and time: July 29th (Fri.), 2016 2:00am - 6:00am

Notice about the display, “Nanka, Yo-kai?” [2016-07-05]

Under the title of "Nanka, Yo-kai?", books related to monsters(Japanese Yo-kai), Folklore and Ethnology, are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from July 5(Tue.) to July 22(Fri.)

ASRS in normal operation [2016-07-05]

The fire safety inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 10:50 am.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS will be stopped for half a day – July 5 [2016-06-29]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time.

July 5 (Tue.) 9:00am-

We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

ASRS in normal operation(6/28) [2016-06-28]

The inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. ASRS is running normally now. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS is stopped partly(6/27) [2016-06-27]

Due to partial trouble, some books can not be retrieved from the ASRS. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Air Conditioning has been restored. [2016-06-23]

The air conditioning of the Othmer Library ground floor has been restored. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Air Conditioning Trouble [2016-06-20]

The air conditioning of the Othmer Library ground floor is out of order. The Property Custodian & Purchasing Group is now working on the problem. We apologize for inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience until it is restored.

Undergraduates’ extension of due date during the Summer Break [2016-06-14]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Monday, September 12, 2016. We hope you will make use of it.

・Undergraduates : June 11, 2016 - August 29, 2016 ・Graduates :May 25, 2016 - August 12, 2016

Notice about the display, “Books by the authors contributed to Friends of ICU Academic Awards” [2016-06-13]

Under the title of "Books by the authors contributed to Friends of ICU Academic Awards", major books by the following former professors, are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

Friends of ICU Academic Awards are found based on the contributions to each award. With the contribution to the Friends of ICU, being the University fundraising project, scholarship such as "Makoto Saito Academic Award in Peace Studies", "Makoto Saito Academic Award in American Studies", "Maurice and Arvilla 'Billie' Troyer Prize in Education", "Akira Takayama Prize in Economics", "Tatsuro Kunugi Academic Award in Studies of Global Governance", "Academic Award for Vietnamese Studies", "Kiyoko Cho Academic Award in Asian Studies", "Koya Azumi Award in Sociology, "Fumiko Koide Academic Award in Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language" "Takakazu Kuriyama Award for International Peace & Diplomacy" and others are provided.

For details, please visit: http://subsites.icu.ac.jp/fundraising/en/foi_acd_awd.html

The duration of the exhibition: from June 13(Mon.) to July 1(Fri.)

[Good-bye complicated works! Notice of RefWorks lecture] [2016-06-08]

When you make a bibliography, it is complex and takes time to write all the bibliographic information one by one. It also happens to forget which books or journal articles you have used.

If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution!

The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you understanding the usage of this tool.

If you are interested, please join the lecture!

We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: June 24(fri) 1:50-3:00pm

Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library

Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people)

http://goo.gl/forms/3SSOrCFxk1MQsuU23

- What's RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions.

・It can save bibliographic information from ICU OPAC, subscribed databases, Amazon, GoogleScholar, etc. -- to your personal online account.

・The bibliographic information can be sorted into different folders.

・The bibliographic information can be sorted into one same style--like APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

・It can automatically generate a bibliography list.

・It can cite the collected information to your Microsoft Word file.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/tools/citationmanager/refworks/

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center

othmer@icu.ac.jp

0422-33-3668

Notice about the display, “VIVA, Brazil!” [2016-06-01]

Under the title of "VIVA, Brazil!", books related to culture, history, languages, and society of Brazil, and the Olympic Games and sports are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from June 1(Wed.) to June 30(Thu.)

Overdue Fine Payment [2016-05-31]

We recommend ICU students to pay overdue fine once a term.

Please check the amount of your overdue fine on "MyLibrary", and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center of ICU Library during the following hours. If you have any overdue material(s) now, the amount of your overdue fine will increase after you return or renew it (them).

Mon-Fri in term : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat & out of term : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you would like to pay expensive overdue fine partially, please consult us about the amount at the counter before you purchase the ticket.

"MyLibrary"in English https://opac.icu.ac.jp/mylibrary/index.php?LANG=1

Database Lecture: ICU Discovery [2016-05-30]

For searching books, journals, academic papers, etc. you needed to search from ICU OPAC or each databases. By using Discovery Service, you can search almost all items at one time. What is the difference between ICU OPAC? How do we utilize these search results? We will show you efficient ways to make full use of this search system. We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: June 7th(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Forms/ICUDiscovery.htm

- What's ICU Discovery? ICU Discovery allows you to search 300 million items available at the library, including databases the library subscribes to, books and journals in the library’s collection, and academic resources available for free online.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Announcement of winners of “ICU Library Scavenger Hunt” [2016-05-27]

Announcement of winners of "ICU Library Scavenger Hunt"

We are making the announcement of prize winners of ICU Library Scavenger Hunt 2016! Please have a look of the interviews of winners and sample answers.

Interviews:https://sites.google.com/a/icu.ac.jp/scavenger2016interview/ Sample answers: https://sites.google.com/a/icu.ac.jp/scavenger-hunt2016/ (The site is on-campus network.)

Thank you for the large number of applications! We are looking forward to your participation next year;)

Writing Support Desk at Honkan and Dining Hall [2016-05-26]

'As a first year's student, at first it seemed difficult to use the WSD but it was worth while. I would definitely go again!'

‘I would like to seek some support but it seems a little formal.’

‘My paper is in Japanese but I would like to talk about it in English. Is that possible?’

‘Who are the tutors?’

‘At what stage of the essay can the tutors give support?’

To answer everyone’s questions, Writing Support Desk will hold the tutorial session at Honkan and Dining Hall. It is limited to the dates below, so please do not hesitate to come in and have a chat with us.

Date:May 26 (Thu) , 27(Fri), June 2(Thu), 3(Fri) Lunchtime, 4th and 5th period Place:Honkan 2nd Floor student lounge, Dining Hall(only 4th and 5th period

Writing Support Desk

http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/WSD/

≪Twitter はじめました @wsd_icu≫

Extension of due date during the Summer Break [2016-05-25]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Monday, September 12, 2016. We hope you will make use of it.

・Graduates :May 25, 2016 - August 12, 2016 ・Undergraduates : June 11, 2016 - August 29, 2016

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2016 [2016-05-17]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2016 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Thursday June 16, 2016 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Monday June 13, 2016).

Non-Library Friends members can enter the Library by signing their name and address at the Library entrance from 9:00 to 16:00, Monday to Saturday.

ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

→ ICU Library Friends

To students leaving ICU : Return books to Library [2016-05-17]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

・Students Graduating ICU CLA or Graduate School in June 2016 : 4:00 p.m. June 13 (Mon.) ・O-Y-R students and Kenkyusei : 4:00 p.m. June 24 (Fri.) ・Students for Overseas study in 2016-17 : Before you leave ICU

Necessary Procedures ●Return Check all library books you are borrowing by MyLibrary and return all of them.

●Payment Check your overdue fine by MyLibrary, and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center.

●Replace (In case you have lost books) Ask at the Document Supply Center. These services are available during the following hours at the Document Supply Center.

Service Hours of Document Supply Center ・Payment  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Saturday    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ・Replacement and Lost  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Notice about the display,”Who Are You?”, main theme of C-Week 2016 [2016-05-16]

Under the title, "Who Are You?", the books by Speakers of Special Symposium at C-Week 2016 has been displayed on the 1st floor of the Main Library. Also, books related to Gender & Sexuality Studies are available. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: May 16(Mon.) to May 28(Sat.)

To new students (April) [2016-05-13]

Now you can log in to "iMac"s on the first floor of Othmer Library. You can also borrow "MacBook"s at the counter on the ground floor for your use.

iMacs will be unavailable on May 12 (Thu). [2016-05-11]

Due to the urgent maintenance, iMacs will be unavailable on the day. Please use Windows PCs on the 1st floor, or borrow Mac Book at the counter on the ground floor.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Scavenger Hunt 2016 in ICU Library [2016-05-09]

Scavenger Hunt, a game to discover trivias of ICU Library...

20 quizzes concerning mainly the ICU Library, and most of them would be hidden throughout the library. The person or group who answered the most questions within the given term, is the winner. First to third place winners will be rewarded with prizes!! We hope this would be an opportunity the get familiar with ICU Library.

Qualification: All ICU students, in group with less than three members. Single players are welcome too. Term: May 9th (Mon.)-20th(Fri.) How to answer: From the special form of ICU library website http://goo.gl/forms/cU2yQaUriK

Announcement of the winners and answer: May 27th (Fri.) Posted on the library homepage.

☆Prizes☆

First Place:Right to select new library books worth 50 thousand yen total Second Place:Right to select new library books worth 30 thousand yen total Third Place:Right to select new library books worth 20 thousand yen total

Note: A bookstore tour is scheduled. Note: no paperback books, novels, journals or manga. Books that is useful for many ICU students. No books that are already in the library collection.

Contact: Reference Service Center Tel: 0422-33-3668 mail: othmer@icu.ac.jp

ASRS in normal operation (April 30) [2016-04-30]

The inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. ASRS is running normally now. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS is stopped partly (April 29) [2016-04-29]

Due to partial trouble, some books can not be retrieved from the ASRS. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS in normal operation (April 27) [2016-04-27]

The inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally now. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS is stopped (April 27) [2016-04-27]

The ASRS is stopped now for treatment. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, “Books for ecology recommended by ICU SUSTENA” [2016-04-25]

Under the title of "Books for ecology recommended by ICU SUSTENA", books related to environment and sustainability are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from April 25(Mon.) to May 14(Sat.)

Inter Library Loan services of Kyushu resion is stopped [2016-04-20]

Inter Library Loan services from libraries in Kyushu region, especially Kumamoto, Oita, Saga prefectures, are stopped now. So, we may cancel your ILL service requests from libraries in this area. Sorry for your inconvenience in advance.

Due date of holiday check out is April 13 [2016-04-12]

The due date of Spring Break check out is tomorrow. The due date that ICU students borrowed during the following period is Wednesday, April 13. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books.  

Undergraduates : February 17, 2016 - March 30, 2016 Graduates : February 2, 2016 - March 11, 2016

Notice about the display, “Spring has come!” [2016-04-01]

Under the title of "Spring has come!", books related to spring and cherry-blossoms are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: from April 1(Fri.) to April 23(Sat.)

The library event for freshmen [2016-04-01]

Welcome to ICU Library, all first year undergraduate and graduate students. Here is the schedule of library orientation for new students.

Library orientation for graduate students Date: April 4th(Mon.) 10:30-11:00am Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

Library orientation for undergraduate students Date: April 6th(wed) 9:30-16:30pm Meeting Place: Main Library, 1st Floor Language: Japanese

For details, please refer to the library handouts provided for new students.

Notice of renewal of Main Library’s first floor west side [2016-04-01]

A portion of the west side area of the first floor of the Main Library is renewed as a space for individual study. Worn-out magazine shelves and carrels are replaced with new ones, and the number of individual booths are increased.

Also, in order to support individual language learning, language learning material that until now were dispersed among the ground, first, and second floors (JLP Bunko, ELA readers, World Languages material, etc.) are shelved in this area.

main library IMG_0185

Notice: Othmer Elevator Construction(Additional work) [2016-03-24]

March 28(Mon) All day

You cannot use the Othmer elevator during the above period by construction. We also apologize in advance for any noise caused.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Notice:About the Use of Library (3/24,25) [2016-03-24]

Due to the renewal work, you can’t use reading desks on 1st Floor of the Main Library. (Self check out machines etc. are available) Please use 2nd and Ground Floor of the Main Library, and 1st Floor of the Othmer Library. For Newspapers, please ask the DSC staff.

ASRS will be stopped [2016-03-16]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during the following dates, for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

・March 24 (Thu.) - 25 (Fri.)

Notice: Othmer Elevator Construction [2016-03-07]

From March 14(Mon) to 23(Wed)

You cannot use the Othmer elevator during the above period by construction. We also apologize in advance for any noise caused.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Notice about the display, “Bizarre Title!” [2016-02-29]

Under the theme of "Bizarre Title!",books whose titles are funny, weird or unique are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition:from February 29(Mon.) to March 19(Sat.)

Announcement of the Winner, WSD Mascot Character [2016-02-29]

We are happy to announce the winner of our “WSD Mascot Character Design” competition.

[Prize-winning Work] The entry no. 1, “ライティンぐま / Writin-Grizzly” has been awarded the well-deserved prize in the competition. ライティングマ

[Reasons for Award] The character of “ライティンぐま / Writin-Grizzly” is cute, simple, practical, bright, eye-catching, friendly and attractive. He/she will entice people to come to the WSD; easy to comprehend and draw. The glowing bulb represents self-enlightenment through learning and disseminating knowledge. It is colorful; and therefore will easily draw the attention of passersby. The Winner will receive an award certificate and a book coupon for 5,000 yen.

[Selection Process] WSD called for entries of a design competition for WSD mascot character from November 2, 2015 to January 15, 2016. WSD got 16 entries. We conducted on-campus polls to vote on the first selection of WSD mascot characters on the Internet during January 29 to February 12. The Criteria for Selection is as follows: A friendly and attractive mascot character which enables use in public relations (flyers, homepage, and SNS) for the promotion of the WSD activities. Based on the result of the on-campus polls, the total of which is 200 votes, the top three entries were to be candidates for the best award; Entry no. 1, “ライティンぐま / Writin-Grizzly” no. 8, “ライティングマちゃん / Writin-guma chan” and no. 15, “ダルタにゃん / Darta-nyan.” Let us express our heartfelt appreciation to the voters for their cooperation.

Writin-Grizzly Writin-guma chan Darta-nyan

WSD tutors and staff members who are always engaging WSD activities set up the WSD Mascot Character Selection Committee (WSD MCSC), and discussed the best three entries based on the Criteria for Selection. After the discussion, the committee conducted the polls to vote on the second (final) selection of WSD mascot characters from February 16 to February 19, and the entry no. 1, “ライティンぐま / Writin-Grizzly” has been awarded the best prize in the competition.

[From here on] WSD MCSC very much appreciates the creators of all of the entries which are remarkable pieces of work. The winner will receive an award certificate and the prize. Now you know the much-loved WSD mascot character, “ライティンぐま / Writin-Grizzly” is ready to appear on campus!

Lending PC’s use will be limited [2016-02-26]

Due to the maintenance of Campus Wireless Network, lending PC's use will be limited during the following date and time.

March 2nd(Wed.) 12:00 -13:00 NOT AVAILABLE March 2nd(Wed.) - 4th(Fri.) Some of databases's access is NOT AVAILABLE (You can use databases via remote access, "Off Campus Access".)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice of renewal of Main Library’s first floor west side [2016-02-22]

A portion of the west side area of the first floor of the Main Library will be renewed in order to prepare a space for individual study. Worn-out magazine shelves and carrels will be replaced with new ones, and the number of individual booths will be increased.

Also, in order to support individual language learning, language learning material that until now were dispersed among the ground, first, and second floors (JLP Bunko, ELA readers, World Languages material, etc.) will be shelved in this area. (For details, refer to the following floor plan.)(For details, refer to the floor plan.)

During the following period, some carrels in the west side of the first floor of the Main Library will be unavailable. Your understanding is appreciated. Newspapers and magazines can still be accessed.

Construction period: March 24, 2016 (Thurs.) - March 25, 2016 (Fri.)

NOTICE: SciFinder database lecture [2016-02-17]

Dear Natural Science major students,

SciFinder is an online service to retrieve regulatory information for chemical substances. This lecture is held by JAICI(Japan Association for International Chemical Information)'s instructor. If you are interested, please join the lecture. Don't miss this opportunity! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: March 2nd(wed) 1:00-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/SciFinder_e.htm

- What's ScienceDirect? A research discovery application that provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Extension of due date for undergraduate students starts [2016-02-17]

Extension of due date during the Spring Break for undergraduate students has started. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, April 13, 2016. We hope you will make use of it. Undergraduates : February 17, 2016 - March 30, 2016

Graduates :February 2, 2016 - March 11, 2016

Some of ICU Library Services stop on Feb. 24th. [2016-02-10]

Due to campus network maintenance, some of ICU Library Services using the network will not be available during the following period.

Feb. 24th (Wed.) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (JST)

[ Unavailable Services ] *Internet access, PCs in Othmer Library and so on. *Please use PCs for Lending to access the Internet or to print.

Extension of due date for graduate students starts [2016-02-02]

Extension of due date during the Spring Break for graduate students has started. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, April 13, 2016. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates :February 2, 2016 - March 11, 2016 Undergraduates : February 17, 2016 - March 30, 2016

Notice about the display, “Recommended Books for General Education AY2016″ [2016-02-02]

Under the title of "Recommended Books for General Education AY2016", readings suggested by GE Instructors are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From February 1(Mon.) to February 27(Sat.)

On-campus Polls to Vote on Selection of a WSD Mascot Character (Jan. 29 – Feb. 12) [2016-01-29]

To Students and Educational & General Staff Members,

Writing Support Desk (WSD) called for entries for a design competition for WSD mascot character because WSD hoped widely to use friendly and attractive WSD mascot character in public relations for the promotion of the WSD activities. We are happy to inform you that during the competition term from November 2, 2015 to January 15, 2016, we received the greater-than-expected entries.

For the selection, WSD considered how as many students and educational & general staff members as possible can join the process of selection. It followed that we decided to conduct the on-campus polls to vote on selection of a WSD mascot character. Please see the “Vote Procedure” below.

For the selection process after the on-campus polls, the top three entries are to be the candidates for the best award. WSD tutors and staff members launch “WSD Mascot Character Selection Committee,” and select one from the top three entries as a best award mascot character based on the “Criteria of Selection” of the “Vote Procedure” below. The final result will be announced on the WSD home page and in “News” of Library home page.

Your polls are welcome!

≪Vote Procedure≫ Criteria of Selection: A friendly and attractive mascot character which enables use in public relations (flyers, homepage, SNS, etc.) for the promotion of the WSD activities.

Period of Voting: January 29 to February 12

How to Vote:

Access and check all of the entries on the designated page (https://sites.google.com/a/icu.ac.jp/wsd_mascot/). Note: You need to login with your ICU email account. Move to the voting page (http://goo.gl/forms/tmA1AwZCRl), select one entry, and click “送信” (“Send”).

Notice: The lecture of Japanese article database [2016-01-25]

This time, we will give the lecture to search Japanese articles which is beyond the barrier of databases. If you want to know the tips for searching Japanese academic articles, please join the lecture. We plan to use CiNii, NDL search and Google Scholar.

Date: February 16(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/Japanese_e.htm

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Library will be opened at 12:30 (January 18) [2016-01-18]

The library will be opened at 12:30, today.

Notice of Temporary Closing (January 18) [2016-01-18]

Due to the heavy snow, the library is closed in the morning, January 18th. A notification regarding afternoon will be posted on this HP later.

Books and papers published by OECD [2016-01-14]

ICU library have discarded books and papers published by OECD on the Ground Floor bookshelf of Main Library. We will not purchase these in paper media hereafter.

Please use database “OECD iLibrary” when you want to read OECD publications. You can read all the OECD books and papers by using it.

OECD iLibrary

Thank you for your understanding.

Friends membership for students graduating in March 2016 [2016-01-12]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in March 2016 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday March 7, 2016 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Tuesday March 1, 2016). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

ICU Library Friends

To students graduating or completing in March 2016 [2016-01-12]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

4:00 pm March 1 (Tues.) 2015

Necessary Procedures

・Return

Check all library books you are borrowing by MyLibrary in front of the Document Supply Center, and return all of them. You can also get the list by internet from MyLibrary.

・Payment

Check your overdue fine by MyLibrary, and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center.

・Replace (In case you have lost books)

Ask at the Document Supply Center. These services are available during the following hours at the Document Supply Center.

Service Hours of Document Supply Center in term

・Return and Payment

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Replacement, Lost, and Other

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Notice about the display, “Multi-talented writers” [2016-01-07]

Under the theme of "Multi-talented writers",books by the authors who are active in diverse fields, are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From: January 6(Wed.) to January 30(Sat.)

NOTICE: Nikkei Telecom 21 lecture [2015-12-22]

The job search for 2017 will start soon. Nikkei Telecom 21 is the ideal database, to search Japanese financial and company information, and news articles also. It will be very helpful for your information gathering. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: January 26(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/nt_e.htm

- What's Nikkei Telecom 21? Database of newspapers, Japanese financial information and Japanese company information. Consised of full text articles of Nikkei Shimbun: Nihon Keizai Shimbun (1975.4-), Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (1975.4-), Nikkei Ryutsu Shimbun(1975.4-), Nikkei Kin-yu Shimbun([1987.10-20]08.1), company information, stock information.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

OPAC and MyLibrary Services will be stopped on Dec. 25 (Fri.) [2015-12-18]

Due to electric work of the Library, ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services will be stopped during the following date and time. ICU Discovery's response time is to be longer than usual.

Dec 25 (Fri.) 11:00-18:00

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Mascots for Writing Support Desk ! [2015-12-10]

Writing Support Desk is calling for submissions of WSD mascots, which will be widely used in public relations materials such as printed materials, Web pages, and SNS in order to promote WSD activities.

Qualifications to apply: ICU students (including MA, PhD students), graduates, faculty & staff Application period: November 2, 2015 to January 15, 2016 Announcement of winners: on February 2016 Prizes: First prize (one work): book card for 5,000 yen

For detailed information, see "Guidelines for Submitting WSD Mascots" and "Application form".

Promotor: Writing Support Desk, ICU Library Reference Service Center wsd@icu.ac.jp

0422-33-3668

WSD mascots guideline

2015wsd_mascot_applyform(PDF)

2015wsd_mascot_applyform(MS Word)

Year-end and new year extension of due date for undergraduates [2015-12-09]

Year-end and new year extension of due date for undergraduates starts today. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period.The due date will be Tuesday, January 12, 2016. We hope you will make use of it.

Undergraduates : December 9, 2015 - December 28, 2015 Graduates : November 24, 2015 - December 12, 2015

Pause the service of ICU Repository [2015-12-08]

Pause the service of ICU Repository National Institute of Informatics (NII) server’s maintenance will be stopped due to ICU Repository.

Stop : From 00:00 to 24:00 on December 11, JST

NOTICE: Lecture of Dictionary&Encyclopedia Databases [2015-12-08]

"Which keyword should I use to search documents for my paper?" "I don't know how to narrow down my topic..." Haven't you ever struggled like this, in writing your reports? To take full advantage of dictionary and encyclopedia databases, you will surely have more choices in deciding topics and searching documents. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: December 22 (tue) 1:50-3:00pm (convocation hour) Place: Multimedia room (Othmer Library ground floor) Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/Dic_e.htm

-Treated databases: Dictionary:Oxford English Dictionary、Nihon Kokugo Daijiten Encyclopedia:Oxford Reference Online、Gale Virtual Reference Library、Japan Knwoledge、Kenkyusya Online Dictionary

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

The apply for the Microsoft Word Lecture has closed. [2015-12-07]

We have stopped accepting any more applications for the Microsoft Word Lecture because there is no more place available.

If a reservation becomes canceled, there are possibility to accept a applicant again. Please check the website and SNS.

E-Book Database Guidance “ProQuest Academic Complete with DASH!” [2015-12-01]

“ProQuest Academic Complete with DASH!”, is now available during the trial period. This database is a collection of scholarly e-books by leading academic publishers, and now it offers a selection of more than 120,000 e-books in a variety of disciplines. You can access to the database on campus, and off campus with Off Campus Access.

Guidance on the trial “ProQuest Academic Complete with DASH!”   Date: December 2nd, [2015 14:00]-15:00   Place: Othmer Library Multi-media Room   No Reservation Required.

ASRS in normal operation [2015-12-01]

The fire safety inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 11:20 am.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The service of PCs for lending will be stopped [2015-11-27]

Due to the maintenance of wireless network, PCs for lending will be unavailable on Nov. 30(Mon.). →For more information https://portal.icu.ac.jp/sso/board_77_detail_19198_en

ASRS stops for half a day – Dec.1 [2015-11-25]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. Dec.1 (Tue.) 9:00-12:00

Year-end and new year extension of due date for graduate students [2015-11-24]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, January 12, 2016. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates : November 24, 2015 - December 12, 2015 Undergraduates : December 9, 2015 - December 28, 2015

[Tomorrow]NOTICE: Good-bye complicated works! Notice of RefWorks lecture [2015-11-24]

When you make a bibliography, it is complex and takes time to write all the bibliographic information one by one. It also happens to forget which books or journal articles you have used.

If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution!

The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you understanding the usage of this tool.

If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: November 25(wed) ①10:00-12:00/②2:00-4:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: ①English/②Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/RefWorks_e.htm

- What's RefWorks? RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions.

It can save bibliographic information from ICU OPAC, subscribed databases, Amazon, GoogleScholar, etc. -- to your personal online account. The bibliographic information can be sorted into different folders. The bibliographic information can be sorted into one same style--like APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. It can automatically generate a bibliography list. It can cite the collected information to your Microsoft Word file.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/tools/citationmanager/refworks/

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

【Notice】Some of printers at ICU Library will be out of service on Nov. 25 [2015-11-19]

We will replace some of coin printers at ICU Library on Nov. 25. Specifically, see below.

・ Othmer Library 1F : Coin printer A ・ Othmer Library GF : Coin printer for Windows Notebook ・ Main Library 1F : Coin printer for visitors

Also, it may be little noisy during the replacing. Sorry for your inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in advance.

NOTICE: Microsoft Word Lecture for senior thesis writers [2015-11-18]

The due date for theses is just around the corner. Not only the thesis itself, but does not the "MS Word" bother you? How to insert charts, graphs, annotation, page numbers; how to make the table of contents; how to modify the layout; how to print out your thesis... The library will give a lecture of these tips to help writing your thesis If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: -November 24 (tue) 1:00-2:30pm -December 15 (tue) 1:50-3:00pm (convocation hour) *both lecture are the same content Place: ILC-106 Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 80 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/word_e.htm

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Notice about the display, “All You Need is WS(Writing Support)!” [2015-11-16]

Under the theme of "All You Need is WS(Writing Support)!", some books about academic writing are found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From: November 16(Mon.) to December 22(Tue.)

Extension of due date during Autumn Break for undergraduates has started [2015-11-09]

ICU undergraduates students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015. We hope you will make use of it.

Undergraduates : November 7, 2015 - , November 24, 2015

The launch of a the Resource Searching Charts! [2015-11-07]

We've finally been completed the Resource Searching Charts! By answering some easy questions, you will find databases that match the needs of you or how to get books and journals.

The link to the Resource Searching Charts http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/database/searchingchart/

The Chart for Searching Contracted Databases:By choosing a medium, a language, and a field of the database you want, we will give some suggestions of databases from among we have contracts.

The Chart for Searching Books:By answering the questions, we suggest the ways to look for books in the ICU library or other libraries outside of ICU.

The Chart for Searching Journal Articles:By answering questions, we show you how to get articles and papers in the ICU library or other libraries outside of ICU.

Please try it once:)

Autumn term is Overdue Fine Pay Term [2015-11-02]

We recommend ICU students to pay overdue fine once a term.

Please check the amount of your overdue fine on "MyLibrary", and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center of ICU Library during the following hours. If you have any overdue material(s) now, the amount of your overdue fine will increase after you return or renew it (them).

Mon-Fri in term : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat & out of term : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you would like to pay expensive overdue fine partially, please consult us about the amount at the counter before you purchase the ticket.

"MyLibrary"in English https://opac.icu.ac.jp/mylibrary/index.php?LANG=1

Extension of due date during Autumn Break for graduates students [2015-10-21]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates :October 21, 2015 - November 8, 2015 Undergraduates : November 7, 2015 - , November 24, 2015

Notice about the display, “Recommended Books by ICU Students” [2015-10-19]

Under the theme of "Recommended Books by ICU Students", some books are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Those are introduced in an e-mail newsletter sent from ICU Admissions Center. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From: October 19(Mon.) to November 7(Sat.)

Special Exhibision ” The Legacy of Diffendorfer and Troyer “ [2015-10-13]

Special Exhibision "The Legacy of Diffendorfer and Troyer - Setting the Stage for A New University"

Exhibision Period: [2015/10/13] - 2016/3/31

Library 1F ICU Archive & Special Collections

[Notice]About downloading of the contracted databases and e-journals. [2015-10-12]

Recently a specific program was used for a database that is contracted of the ICU library, and plenty of articles were downloaded automatically. It is prohibited that downloading data by using any programs or software, from contracted databases and e-journals. Please observe the user policy when you use these databases and e-journals.

[Delayed] Evacuation Drill [2015-10-09]

Evacuation Drill

Time and Date: 12:35-13:10, Friday October 16, 2015 [delayed]

→12:35-13:10, Thursday October 22, 2015

Assuming case: Earthquake

Program: All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to the lawn in front of Othmer library Entrance steps. The library will be available after the drill is completed.

NOTE *Please bring your valuables when evacuate. *Please save your computer files before evacuation.

Notice about the display, “Book Fair for the moon” [2015-10-01]

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for the moon".

Under the theme of "Book Fair for the moon", books related to moon are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From October 1(Thu.) to October 17(Sat.)

[NOTICE: Lecture of Databases related to ICU] [2015-09-14]

To know more about ICU, here are some perfect databases we would like to introduce: ICU Repository, ICU Archive Database, "Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Collection" Digital Archives. An ICU Library staff, also familiar with ICU Archives, will be the lecturer. If you are interested in ICU's history, if you want to know more about liberal arts, don't miss this opportunity! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: October 6(tue) 1:50-3:00pm (convocation hour) Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/ICU_DB_e.htm

- What are ICU related databases? ICU Repository: ICU bulletin and doctor thesis "Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Collection" Digital Archives: Digitalized materials of the Memorial Collection, such as autograph copies, letters, and photographs. ICU Archive Database: Over 10,000 items collected for ICU's fifty years' history, such as documents, photos, university publications, handwritten documents...

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on Sept. 23th (Wed., National Holiday) [2015-09-04]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. ICU Discovery's response time is to be longer than usual due to the same reason.

Sept. 23th (Wed., National Holiday) 7:00-18:00

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

September 9 is the due date of summer break check out [2015-09-03]

Wednesday, September 9 is the due date of summer break check out. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books by the due date.

“Notice about the display, “Book Fair for New Students” [2015-09-01]

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students"

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students", some books and DVD related to Japanese culture and daily life in Japan are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From September 1(Tue.) to September 30(Wed.)

Othmer Library will be CLOSED on Reg. Day [2015-08-28]

To save energy, Othmer Library will be closed on Sept. 4th (Fri.). Course Registration will not be available. Please register by using the computers of Integrated Learning Center (ILC).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Note: The Main Library will be OPEN as usual.

ASRS will be stopped [2015-08-12]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during the following dates, for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

・August 24 (Mon.) - 25 (Tue.)

“Off Campus Access”(Former “Remote Access”)maintenance [2015-08-11]

Due to the maintenance, "Off Campus Access" will be stopped during the following date and time.

August 19th. (Wed.) 10:00 - 16:00 (6 hours/ Japan time)

Thank you for your cooperation.

NOTICE: EBSCOhost lecture [2015-07-28]

One of the important humanities database: EBSCOhost. This multidiscipline database contains bibliographic data of religion, literature, philosophy, music, art, mass media, environment, information science, etc. It would be a great help on research for papers and thesis. The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from EBSCO International Inc. to help you understanding the usage of this tool. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: August 25(tue) 1:00-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/EBSCO_e.htm

- What's EBSCOhost? EBSCOhost is a journal index of humanities. It offers ATLA Religion Database, Humanities International Index, MLA international Bibliography, Communication & Mass Media Complete and Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Participants of the ICU Junior Campus Camp will use the ICU Library [2015-07-21]

Elementary and junior-high school students who participate in the ICU Junior Campus Camp will use the ICU Library from July 22 to 25. We ask for your kind understanding.

Notice about the display, “サブカる!? J-POP Culture@library” [2015-07-08]

Under the theme of "サブカる!? J-POP Culture@library" , some books related to Japanese pop culture are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From July. 8(Wed.)- Aug. 21(Fri.)

ASRS in normal operation [2015-06-30]

The fire safety inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 11:50 am.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PCs will not be able to use all day [2015-06-18]

For emergency maintenance of the PCs on the first floor of Othmer Library, they will not be able to use all day on June 29 (Mon.).We will also close the first floor of Othmer Library. Those who want to use PCs, please borrow and use note PCs on the Ground floor. The ground floor opens on the day. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Accessing library databases from off-campus will become convenient. [2015-06-18]

On Mon. June 22, previous "Remote Access" will be changed to new service "Off Campus Access".

http://othmer1.icu.ac.jp:2048/login

The entrances of the new service will be: (1) Top bar on OPAC page (2) "Search Resources" tab of the library home page

To login, please use the ICU Net-ID (the same as the ICU portal).

ASRS will be stopped for half a day – June 30 [2015-06-15]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time.

June 30 (Tue.) 9:00am-

We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Good-bye complicated works! Notice of RefWorks lecture [2015-06-08]

When you make a bibliography, it is complex and takes time to write all the bibliographic information one by one. It also happens to forget which books or journal articles you have used.

If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution!

The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you understanding the usage of this tool.If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: June 25(thu) 2:00-4:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/RefWorks_e.htm

- What's RefWorks? RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions. It can save bibliographic information from ICU OPAC, subscribed databases, Amazon, GoogleScholar, etc. -- to your personal online account. The bibliographic information can be sorted into different folders. The bibliographic information can be sorted into one same style--like APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. It can automatically generate a bibliography list. It can cite the collected information to your Microsoft Word file.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/tools/citationmanager/refworks/

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Extension of due date during the Summer Break [2015-05-26]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, September 10, 2015. We hope you will make use of it.

・Graduates :May 26, 2015 - August 9, 2015 ・Undergraduates : June 12, 2015 - August 27, 2015

Notice about the display, “The best readers of AY2013/2014″ [2015-05-26]

Under the title of "The best readers of AY2013/2014", books of an upper rank in a frequency borrowed(more than 16 times) in AY2013 and 2014 are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From May. 25(Mon.)- Jun. 25(Thu.)

You will find books all the books ranked in here:ブクログ展示「貸出ランキング常連図書2013-2014」.

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2015 [2015-05-25]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2015 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday June 11, 2015 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Monday June 8, 2015).

Non-Library Friends members can enter the Library by signing their name and address at the Library entrance from 9:00 to 16:00, Monday to Saturday.

ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

→ ICU Library Friends

Announcement of winners of “ICU Library Scavenger Hunt” [2015-05-22]

Announcement of winners of "ICU Library Scavenger Hunt"

We are making the announcement of prize winners of ICU Library Scavenger Hunt 2015! Please have a look of the interviews of winners and sample answers.

http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Scavenger/winner2015.htm (The site is on-campus network.)

Thank you for the large number of applications! We are looking forward to your participation next year;)

To students leaving ICU : Return books to Library [2015-05-19]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

・Students Graduating ICU CLA or Graduate School in June 2015 : 4:00 p.m. June 8 (Mon.) ・O-Y-R students and Kenkyusei : 4:00 p.m. June 25 (Thurs.) ・Students for Overseas study in 2015-16 : Before you leave ICU

Necessary Procedures ●Return Check all library books you are borrowing by MyLibrary in front of the Document Supply Center, and return all of them.

●Payment Check your overdue fine by MyLibrary, and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center.

●Replace (Incase you have lost books) Ask at the Document Supply Center. These services are available during the following hours at the Document Supply Center.

Service Hours of Document Supply Center ・Payment  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Saturday    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ・Replacement and Lost  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

ASRS in normal operation [2015-05-19]

The inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 2:45 pm. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Bookshelf Display, “In the beginning was the Word.” [2015-05-19]

Under the title, "In the beginning was the Word.", the books by special lecturers of C-Week 2015 has been displayed on the 1st floor of the Main Library.

Lecturer: Harutsugu Yamaura (Doctor, Yamaura Clinic) Mari Oka (Professor at Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)

Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: May18(Mon.) to May 24(Sun.)

ASRS is stopped [2015-05-19]

The ASRS is stopped now for treatment. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

The Campaign of ICU Used Book Donation! [2015-05-07]

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The URL of ICU Used Book Donation is changed. The new address is http://www.books-icu.jp/

We start the campaign and offer a bookmark recycled from old library card to the first 100 donor. If you donate books, please notify the staff of the Document Supply Center.

Also, you may have a free box to send your books.

We are looking forward to you enjoying the campaign!

ASRS in normal operation [2015-05-07]

The inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 1:35 pm. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS is stopped [2015-05-07]

The ASRS is stopped now for treatment. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Scavenger Hunt 2015 in ICU Library [2015-05-07]

Scavenger Hunt, a game to discover trivias of ICU Library...

20 quizzes concerning mainly the ICU Library, will be put up over the Library. The posters maybe in corners that you don't pass usually. Please have a walk, and get familiar with ICU Library. The person or group who answered the most questions within the given term, is the winner. First to third place winners will be rewarded with prizes!!

Qualification: All ICU students, in group with less than three members. Single players are welcome too. Term: May 7th (Thu.)-15th(Fri.) How to answer: From the special form of ICU library website http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Scavenger/scavenger2015-e.htm

Announcement of the winners and answer: May 22th (Fri.) Posted on the library homepage.

☆Prizes☆

First Place:Right to select new library books worth 50 thousand yen total Second Place:Right to select new library books worth 30 thousand yen total Third Place:Right to select new library books worth 20 thousand yen total

Note: A bookstore tour is scheduled. Note: no paperback books, novels, journals or manga. Books that is useful for many ICU students. No books that are already in the library collection.

Contact: Reference Service Center Tel: 0422-33-3668 mail: othmer@icu.ac.jp

National Diet Library: Digitized document transmission service to ICU library starts. [2015-05-01]

You are now possible to view and print out digital materials of the National Diet Library holdings with the message “この資料は、国立国会図書館および図書館送信参加館の館内でご覧いただけます” at ICU library. Please apply to Information and Services Counter on the GF in Othmer Library.

Service time/ Place Weekdays 9:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00 Othmer GF office (at the back of Information & Services counter) *Please comply with the copyright.

Object Person ICU students, faculty and staff only

Print Black-and-white:\10/page, Color:¥30/page

Subject materials Digital materials of the National Diet Library holdings with the message “この資料は、国立国会図書館および図書館送信参加館の館内でご覧いただけます”.

Notice: Lecture of ICU Discovery [2015-04-27]

For searching books, journals, academic papers, etc. you needed to search from ICU OPAC or each databases. By using Discovery Service, started in September 2013, you can search almost all items at one time. What is the difference between ICU OPAC? How do we utilize these search results? We will show you efficient ways to make full use of this search system. We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: May 26th(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/discovery_e.htm

- What's ICU Discovery? ICU Discovery allows you to search 200 million items available at the library, including databases the library subscribes to, books and journals in the library’s collection, and academic resources available for free online.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on May. 6 (Wed., National Holiday) [2015-04-20]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. ICU Discovery's response time is to be longer than usual due to the same reason.

May 6 (Wed., National Holiday) 8:00-18:00

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, “Book Fair of The marverick writers” [2015-04-20]

Under the title of "The maverick writers", you will find displayed books written by authors who are just a little eccentric, on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From April 20(Mon.) to May 16(Sat.)

Due date of holiday check out is April 14 [2015-04-13]

The due date of Spring Break check out is tomorrow. The due date that ICU students borrowed during the following period is Tuesday, April 14. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books.  

Undergraduates : February 18, 2015 - March 31, 2015 Graduates :February 4, 2015 - March 13, 2015

ASRS in normal operation [2015-04-08]

The inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 1:35 pm. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS is stopped [2015-04-08]

The ASRS is stopped now for treatment. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, “Book Fair of Very Short Introductions Series” [2015-04-06]

Under the title of "Book Fair of Very Short Introductions Series", the established book series published by Oxford University Press are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From April 6(Mon.) to April 18(Sat.)

Document Supply Center service hours will be extended [2015-04-06]

Starting in April 2015, the Library’s hours of operation and service hours will change.

1) Document Supply Center’s counter service hours will be extended. M-F 9:00-20:00 (during academic terms) Services such as lending of reserved books, lending of course reserves, and long-term lending for theses/dissertations will be provided. However, payments of overdue fines, payments of print fees, and requests to use ILL (Inter Library Loan) materials in the Library will be accepted, as before, until 17:30.

2) The Library will be open on Saturdays and Sundays (during Summer Courses in Japanese) Sat. 9:00-20:00, Sun. 13:00-19:00

3) Fall recess hours will be extended. M-F 9:00-20:00

For details, please refer to Service Hours on the following pages.

The library event for freshmen [2015-04-01]

2014年度新入生の皆さん、ご入学おめでとうございます。

図書館新入生歓迎イベントのお知らせです。みなさんの参加をお待ちしております。

★図書館オリエンテーション(大学院生対象) 4月3日(木)10:00-10:50 オスマー図書館地階 マルチメディアルーム

★図書館オリエンテーション 図書館職員が館内を案内して利用のしかたを説明します。 集合場所は図書館本館(教育研究棟1向かい)、各回約30分の予定です。

【集合日時】 4月7日(月) スタート時間 ID番号 9:30-10:00 181001-181100 10:30-11:00 181101-181200 11:30-12:00 181201-181300 13:30-14:00 181301-181400 14:30-15:00 181401-181500 15:30-16:00 181501-以降、162001以降

参加希望の方は人数調整のためご自分のID番号に対応するスタート時間内にお集まりください。 (対応する時間に参加できない場合は他の時間でも結構ですが、なるべく指定する時間にお集まりください。ただし、ELA Placement Interviewの対象者はInterviewを優先し、他の時間帯に参加してください。) 大学院の新入生でこのツアー参加希望の方は、どの時間帯でもご自由にお越しください。 20名程度のグループで人数が集まり次第、順次ツアーを開始します。 *スタートアッププログラムの図書館ツアーと同じ内容です。同プログラム参加者の方は、このツアーは任意です。

※各回とも同じ内容で行います。 ※ 学生証を携行してください。

★展示: 新入生歓迎ブックフェア(メジャー推薦図書& じぇねえどの本展示) 【展示場所】図書館本館1階 【展示期間】3月31日(月)~ 4月30日(水)まで

★スカベンジャーハント ICU図書館に関する超マニアックなクイズ20問を図書館スタッフが出題します。(≧▽≦)いつしか夢中になっているという魔のゲーム。一番多く解いたグループに図書館の選書権5万円分を贈呈いたします!

【開催期間】5月7日(水)~5月16日(金) 詳しくは館内ポスターやFacebook,Twitterを見てね!

--------------------------------------------------------- 学習や読書のために、ぜひ図書館を活用して下さいね。 図書館スタッフ一同、心よりお待ちしております。

MyLibrary login method have become the same as the portal (To full-time faculty and staff members) [2015-04-01]

To full-time faculty and staff members

MyLibrary login method have become the same as the portal

April 1, 2015 Library

As reported earlier, MyLibrary's "ID" and "Password" have become the same as the portal today. Please use the same "ID" and "Password" as the portal from now.

However, this time's method change is for full-time faculty and staff members only.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact below: Kurosawa (Library) 0422-33-3661 kimito@icu.ac.jp

MyLibrary login method becomes the same as the portal (To full-time staff members) [2015-03-24]

To full-time staff members

MyLibrary login method becomes the same as the portal

March 24, 2015 Library

MyLibrary's "ID" and "Password" will become the same as the portal from new academic year. The switch to new login method will work out at 9:00 a.m. on April 1st. Please use the same "ID" and "Password" as the portal after that. However, this time's method change is for full-time staff members only.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact below:

Kurosawa (Library) 0422-33-3661 kimito@icu.ac.jp

ASRS will be stopped [2015-03-16]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during the following date, for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

・March 24 (Tue.) & 25 (Wed.)

(日本語) 「古本が、生まれ変わって、寄付になる」ICU古本募金のお知らせ [2015-03-09]

Sorry, this entry is only available in 日本語.

Notice about the display, “Book Collection of Ayako Horiuchi Memorial Book Fund″ [2015-03-09]

Under the title of "Book Collection of Ayako Horiuchi Memorial Book Fund", books purchased by this fund are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From March 9(Mon.) to March 31(Tue.)

About Ayako Horiuchi Memorial Book Fund, click here.

MyLibrary will be stopped (Mar. 10) [2015-03-05]

Due to the maintenance of library system, MyLibrary will be stopped during the following date and time.

March 10th (Tue.) 9:30 - 10:30

Thank you for your cooperation.

NOTICE: How to use Bloomberg [2015-02-23]

Bloomberg provides real‐time and historical financial market data and economic data, covering all sectors worldwide. It also features analytics, company financials, news, and customizable charting. These data will surely be useful for your research and also for your job-hunting process. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: March 3(tue) 11:30am-1:30pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese *The lecture will also be supported in English. Content: Basic method of operation of Bloomberg, how to browse and obtain company, industrial data, economic statistics, news, financial products, how to use the analysis tool, etc.

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/Bloomberg_e.htm

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Extension of due date for undergraduate students [2015-02-19]

Extension of due date during the Spring Break for undergraduate students will start on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015. We hope you will make use of it.

Undergraduates : February 18, 2015 - March 31, 2015 Graduates :February 4, 2015 - March 13, 2015

NOTICE: ScienceDirect database lecture [2015-02-16]

Dear Natural Science major students, ScienceDirect is one of the frequently-used full-text database which includes scientific, technical and medical contents.

This lecture is held by the publisher Elsevier's instructor, and consisted of 2 parts. 1) Introduction of ScienceDirect and how to search efficiently information from this database. 2) How to write likely admitted English academic papers(including publication ethics)

If you are interested, please join the lecture. Don't miss this opportunity! We are looking forward for your participation.

Date: March 5th(thu) 1:00-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/SD_e.htm

- What's ScienceDirect? ScienceDirect is a world peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical, bioscience and medical content. It is a trusted source of nearly 2,500 journals and more than 26,000 book titles.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Notice of Temporary Closing (February 5) [2015-02-05]

Due to the heavy snow, the library will close temporarily at 6pm today, February 5th. Thank you for your understanding.

Note: Due to the 2015 General Admissions Test, the library will be closed tomorrow, February 6th.

Notice about the display, “Recommended Books for General Education AY2015″ [2015-02-02]

Under the title of "Recommended Books for General Education AY2015", readings suggested by GE Instructors are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From February 2(Mon.) to March 3(Tue.)

NOTICE: How to use Google Scholar [2015-02-02]

"To google" became a common word these days. Google Scholar is one of a service provided by Google, an academic document web search engine. In this lecture, the library will give tips to use Google Scholar: basic and developed search tips, how to use Google Scholar Library, Google Citation, statistics, etc. "Standing on the shoulders of giants" as it says, we hope making your academic research more efficient. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: Febuary 17(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/GS_e.htm

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Notice about the leaking (Main Library, 2F) [2015-01-19]

The carrels which were not available because of the leaking, are now all available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Notice about the leaking yesterday (Main Library, 2F) [2015-01-16]

[NOTICE] The book shelves of the west end (2nd floor Main Library) can be used now. They could not be used by the leaking yesterday. But, we are afraid that some of the carrels have not been able to use yet.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The ceiling of Main Library’s west end (2F) is leaking. [2015-01-15]

[NOTICE] Due to the leaking, the book shelves of the west end (2nd floor Main Library) cannot be used. Please ask the Document Supply Center staff if needed.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Friends membership for students graduating in March 2015 [2015-01-15]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in March 2015 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday March 9, 2015 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Tuesday March 3, 2015). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

ICU Library Friends

To students graduating or completing in March 2015 [2015-01-15]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

4:00 pm March 3 (Tues.) 2015

Necessary Procedures

・Return

Check all library books you are borrowing by MyLibrary in front of the Document Supply Center, and return all of them. You can also get the list by internet from MyLibrary.

・Payment

Check your overdue fine by MyLibrary, and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center.

・Replace (In case you have lost books)

Ask at the Document Supply Center. These services are available during the following hours at the Document Supply Center.

Service Hours of Document Supply Center in term

・Return and Payment

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Replacement, Lost, and Other

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Notice about the display, “Books of the same age as you” [2015-01-13]

Under the title of "Books of the same age as you", you will find displayed books published in 1990-1996, the majority of students were born, on the first floor of the Main Library.

Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From January 13(Tue.) to January 30(Fri.)

Due date of holiday check out is Jan. 9 [2015-01-07]

Friday, January 9 is the due date of holiday check out. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books as soon as possible.

Year-end and new year extension of due date for undergraduate students [2014-12-09]

ICU undergraduate students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Friday, January 9, 2015. We hope you will make use of it.

December 9, 2014 - December 26, 2014

[Reservation full : Lecture of Microsoft Word on Jan.6] [2014-12-08]

*Full occupancy

The due date for theses is just around the corner. Not only the thesis itself, but does not the "MS Word" bother you? For such students, we will give a lecture!

If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: January 6(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: ILC-106 Language: Japanese Content: How to insert charts, graphs, annotation, page numbers; how to make the table of contents; how to modify the layout; how to print out your thesis...

-Appointment necessary (maximum 80 people) ※full occupancy Please check the documents and video on Moodle, Library Database Lecture.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Notice about the display, “Recommended Books for 31 Majors” [2014-12-05]

Under the title of "Recommended Books for 31 Majors(Introductory version)", readings suggested by each majors are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

The duration of the exhibition: From December 4(Thu.) to December 26(Fri.)

→For more information

Othmer PCs have been restored. [2014-12-04]

All PCs of Othmer library (PCs at Study Area, PCs at MMR and PCs for lending) have been restored. Othmer PCs are available from now on.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Othmer PCs, Out of order [2014-12-04]

PCs at Othmer 1F, Study Area, PCs at MMR (Multimedia Room) and PCs for Lending, have been out of order. For registration, please go to ILC. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. We will inform here as soon as Othmer PCs are restored.

ICU Repository is normal operation [2014-12-02]

ICU Repository is running normally from 10:00 am.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS in normal operation [2014-11-26]

The fire safety inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 11:20 am.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Year-end and new year extension of due date for graduate students [2014-11-25]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Friday, January 9, 2015. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates : November 25, 2014 - December 9, 2014 Undergraduates : December 9, 2014 - December 26, 2014

NOTICE: Lecture of Microsoft Word on Dec.16  [2014-11-20]

*Additional lecture scheduled

The due date for theses is just around the corner. Not only the thesis itself, but does not the "MS Word" bother you? How to insert charts, graphs, annotation, page numbers; how to make the table of contents; how to modify the layout; how to print out your thesis...

For such students, we will give a lecture!

If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: December 16(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) ※full occupancy. Additional lecture is scheduled to be held in Jan.6 1:50-3:00. Please check Library News for more information.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

ASRS stops for half a day – Nov. 26 [2014-11-18]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time.

November 26 (Wed.) 9:00-12:00

We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

NOTICE: Lecture of Microsoft Word [2014-11-18]

The due date for theses is just around the corner. Not only the thesis itself, but does not the "MS Word" bother you? How to insert charts, graphs, annotation, page numbers; how to make the table of contents; how to modify the layout; how to print out your thesis...

For such students, we will give a lecture!

If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: December 9(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) ※full occupancy. Additional lecture is scheduled to be held in Dec.16 1:50-3:00. Please check Library News for more information.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Notice about the display, ”What would you do after graduation?” [2014-11-17]

You will find displayed books about career, job, and graduate schools under the title of "What would you do after graduation?", on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From November 17(Mon.) to December 3(Wed.)

Note: Japanese Books Only

Extension of due date during Autumn Break for undergraduate students [2014-11-08]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014. We hope you will make use of it.

Undergraduates : November 7, 2014 - , November 25, 2014 Graduates :October 21, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Good-bye complicated works! The notice of RefWorks lecture [2014-10-27]

When you make a bibliography, it is complex and takes time to write all the bibliographic information one by one. It also happens to forget which books or journal articles you have used.

If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution!

The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you understanding the usage of this tool. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: November 27(thu), 28(fri) 1:00-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: 27th in Japanese / 28th in English

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/RefWorks_e.htm

- What's RefWorks? RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions. It can save bibliographic information from ICU OPAC, subscribed databases, Amazon, GoogleScholar, etc. -- to your personal online account. The bibliographic information can be sorted into different folders. The bibliographic information can be sorted into one same style--like APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. It can automatically generate a bibliography list. It can cite the collected information to your Microsoft Word file.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/tools/citationmanager/refworks/

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Notice about the display, “Works of ICU Alumni” [2014-10-23]

You will find displayed books about career, job, and graduate schools under the title of "What would you do after graduation?", on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From November 17(Mon.) to December 3(Wed.)

Note: Japanese Books Only

Extension of due date during Autumn Break for graduates students [2014-10-21]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014. We hope you will make use of it.

Graduates :October 21, 2014 - November 9, 2014 Undergraduates : November 7, 2014 - , November 25, 2014

Autumn term is Overdue Fine Pay Term [2014-10-21]

We recommend ICU students to pay overdue fine once a term.

Please check the amount of your overdue fine on "MyLibrary", and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center of ICU Library during the following hours. If you have any overdue material(s) now, the amount of your overdue fine will increase after you return or renew it (them).

Mon-Fri in term : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat & out of term : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you would like to pay expensive overdue fine partially, please consult us about the amount at the counter before you purchase the ticket.

"MyLibrary"in English https://opac.icu.ac.jp/mylibrary/index.php?LANG=1

The notice of Nikkei Telecom 21 lecture [2014-10-15]

The job search for 2016 will start soon. Nikkei Telecom 21 is the ideal database, to search japanese financial and company information, and news articles also. It will be very helpful for your information gathering. If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: October 28(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/nt.htm

- What's Nikkei Telecom 21? Database of newspapers, Japanese financial information and Japanese company information. Consised of full text articles of Nikkei Shimbun: Nihon Keizai Shimbun (1975.4-), Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (1975.4-), Nikkei Ryutsu Shimbun(1975.4-), Nikkei Kin-yu Shimbun([1987.10-20]08.1), company information, stock information.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Database lecture: ICU Discovery [2014-10-15]

For searching books, journals, academic papers, etc. you needed to search from ICU OPAC or each databases. By using Discovery Service, started in September 2013, you can search almost all items at one time. What is the difference between ICU OPAC? How do we utilize these search results? We will show you efficient ways to make full use of this search system. We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: October 17th(fri) 3:10-4:20pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 30 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/Discovery.htm

- What's ICU Discovery? ICU Discovery allows you to search 200 million items available at the library, including databases the library subscribes to, books and journals in the library’s collection, and academic resources available for free online.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Due date extended [2014-10-14]

Due date as of yesterday, October 13 has been extended to today, October 14.

For further information, please contact Document Supply Center.

Notice of Temporary Closing(October 13) [2014-10-13]

Due to the typhoon, the library will close temporarily at 7pm on October 13. The library will be also closed tomorrow, depending on the weather. Thank you for your understanding.

Notice about the display related to the lecture by Dr. Koji Murata, President, Doshisha University [2014-10-10]

Doshisha University President Dr. Koji Murata will be welcomed to ICU campus to give a lecture, entitled“Doshisha and ICU – Journey to the Liberal Arts”on Tuesday, October 28. ICU Library is displaying books by Dr.Murata next to the "Newly Arrived Books" on the first floor of the Main Library.

Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From October 10(Fri.) to October 31(Fri.)

Go to information of the lecture

Special exhibition “Where there is no vision the people perish” ‐Hachiro Yuasa & ICU‐ [2014-10-07]

Materials regarding Hachiro Yuasa from the archives owned by Archives and Special Collections will be exhibited, and a special exhibit focusing on Yuasa’s personality and ideology will be held. By shining a light on Hachiro Yuasa as the first university president, the time of the founding of the university will be surveyed. Also, how the vision that is ICU was understood and realized will be considered. At this time of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the university, it would be wonderful if the exhibit would serve as a catalyst for thinking about the direction in which we should henceforth proceed. Apropos, this exhibit will be held as part of the 60th Anniversary Project.

Exhibition period: 2014/10/6 - 2015/3/28

Library will open from 2pm [2014-10-06]

The library will open from 2 pm as usual today, Oct. 6. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Note: There are no tutorials for non-reservation periods of Writing Support Desk today. Thank you for your understanding.

Evacuation Drill [2014-10-06]

Evacuation Drill

Time and Date: 12:30-13:10, Friday October 10, 2014

Assuming case: Earthquake

Program: All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to the lawn in front of Othmer library Entrance steps. The library will be available after the drill is completed.

NOTE *Please bring your valuables when evacuate. *Please save your computer files before evacuation.

Notice of Temporary Closing(October 6) [2014-10-06]

Due to the typhoon, the library is closed temporarily, today, October 6. The library may be opened, depending on the typhoon. Please check ICU portal or library website with frequency. Thank you for your understanding and coorporation.

Note: Due date as of today, October 6 will be extended until tomorrow, October 7.

Notice on Database Accesses via Wireless Campus Network [2014-10-02]

Due to change in configuration of the wireless campus network on Sep. 29th, some databases may not be accessed via the wireless campus network. At present, Library tries to entirely restore, however, it takes some time. So, if you cannot access to databases via the wireless campus network, please access to them via "Remote Access" instead.

How to access to databases via “Remote Access” http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/database/remoteaccess/

Notice about the display, “Book Fair for Readings in the Autumn Nights” [2014-09-29]

Under the theme of "Book Fair for Readings in the Autumn Nights", books related to Autumn, such as art, sports, music, food, autumn color, outdoor amusement, reading and sleeping are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look:)

The duration of the exhibition: From September 29(Mon.) to October 17(Fri.)

Maintenance Work of Wireless Network Services [2014-09-26]

Due to the maintenance, wireless network services will be stopped during the following date and time.

Sept. 29 (Mon.) 19:00 - 20:00

We apologize any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS in normal operation [2014-09-22]

The inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 13:40. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on Sep. 23 (Tue., National Holiday) [2014-09-22]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. ICU Discovery's response time is to be longer than usual due to the same reason.

September 23 (Tue., National Holiday) 7:00-18:00

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS is stopped [2014-09-22]

The ASRS is stopped now for treatment. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

The notice of LexisNexis Academic lecture [2014-09-22]

LexisNexis Academic is an online academic research database, where you can find critical news, legal and business information you need. It provides a wide variety of authoritative sources, usually with full text content.

Through ELA lectures the library introduces mainly how to search newspaper articles with this database, but you can find also business information, extensive legal sources, medical journals and biographic information.

The lecturer from LexisNexis will introduce you in detail, how to use efficiently this tool. Since it provides wide variety of information, students of any grade and of any major may use it practically for their research.

If you are interested, please join the lecture! We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: September 30(tue) 1:50-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/LexisNexis.htm

- What's Lexis Nexis Academic? Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources from over 10,000 credible sources of information.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

September 10 is the due date of summer break check out [2014-09-08]

Wednesday, September 10 is the due date of summer break check out. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books as soon as possible.

WSDの予約方法変更について/Change of WSD tutorial reservation. [2014-09-04]

ライティングサポートデスクの予約方法変更について

2014年9月より、ライティングサポートデスク(以下、WSD)のセッションの予約方法が変わります。 ご不明な点やご質問などございましたら、WSDまでご連絡ください。

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WSDセッション予約は下記の手順でお申込み下さい。

1. オスマー図書館レファレンスサービスセンター内にある予約用PCを使って、予約状況の確認、セッション予約手続きを行って下さい。

レファレンスサービスセンター開室時間:平日8:30-17:30

3. 予約日時をメモしてください。。

※予約はオスマー図書館レファレンスサービスセンター内でのみ受け付けることになりますので、ご注意下さい。

ライティングサポートデスク(RSC内) 図書館 wsd@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

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The way to make a reservation for Writing Support Desk tutorial will change.

From September 2014, how to make a reservation for your tutorial of Writing Support Desk(WSD) will change. For details, see the following.

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How to make a reservation for WSD Tutorial Session

Please make a reservation following these steps.

1. Come to the Reference Service Center, check WSD session reservation status and make a reservation via the Specialized PC for session reservation.

Time in 8:30-17:30 from Monday to Friday

3. Make a note of time & date for the session.

Please note that you can make a reservation for WSD tutorial session only in the Reference Service Center.

Contact us: Writing Support Desk in RSC Library wsd@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

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レジ日 オスマー閉館 / Othmer will be CLOSED on Reg. Day [2014-09-04]

9月5日(金)、オスマー図書館は節電のため閉館いたします。

秋学期の履修登録は、図書館ではできません。

(※本日、9月4日(木)、はオスマー図書館にて履修登録が可能です。)

履修登録は総合学習センター(ILC)で行ってください。

皆様のご理解・ご協力をお願いいたします。

※図書館本館は通常どおりご利用いただけます。

To save energy, Othmer Library will be closed on Sept. 5th (Fri.).

Course Registration will not be available.

(*Today, Sept. 4th (Thu.), Course Registration is available at Othmer Library.)

Please register by using the computers of Integrated Learning Center(ILC.)

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Note: The Main Library will be OPEN as usual.

展示「しんにゅうせいかんげいブックフェア」開催のお知らせ [2014-09-02]

展示「しんにゅうせいかんげいブックフェア」開催のお知らせ

期間 2014年9月2日(火)~26日(金)

図書館1階の展示用書架で、「しんにゅうせいかんげいブックフェア」と題して、 日本の文化や暮らしについての本と日本映画のDVDを紹介しています。ぜひご覧ください。

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students".

From September 2(Tue) to September 26(Fri)

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students", some books and DVDs related to Japanese culture and daily life in Japan are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

展示「 多文化共生を再考するー学際的な視点から」 開催のお知らせ [2014-08-21]

図書館1階の展示用書架で、「多文化共生を再考するー学際的な視点から」と題して、 9月7日(日)、14日(日)に行われる教育研究所後援 ミニ・シンポジウムの講演者の著書、 および参加者向け課題図書を展示しています。 ぜひご覧ください。

展示期間 2014年8月21日(木)~9月14日(日)

IERS講演会のご案内へ(トップページをスクロールしてごらんください)

Notice about the display, “WHAT’S LIBERAL ARTS?” [2014-08-20]

図書館1階の展示用書架で、オープンキャンパス関連展示"WHAT'S LIBERAL ARTS?"と題して、ICUのメジャー推薦図書や、オープンキャンパスでモデル授業を行った教員の著書を展示しています。ぜひご覧ください。

期間:8月19日(火)~29日(金)

メジャー推薦図書リスト⇔リンク ICU 公式サイト"What's Liberal Arts?" http://icu-admissions.jp/m/31majors/majors_menu.html

Notice on Campus Network Maintenance [2014-08-14]

[ Access from the outside of ICU ]

ICU Library Website and OPAC will not be available during the following period.

■August 21st. (Thu.) 12:00 - 16:00

[ ICU Library Unavailable Services on Aug. 21st. ]

ICU Library Website, OPAC, ASRS, Circulation and PCs for Library Users will not be available during the following period.

*Please use PCs for Lending instead.

■August 21st. (Thu.) 12:00 - 14:00 ASRS will be stopped [2014-08-12]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during following date for the testing of the system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

August 19 (Tue.) - August 20 (Wed.)

The notice of EBSCOhost lecture [2014-07-31]

One of the important humanities database: EBSCOhost.

This multidiscipline database contains bibliographic data of religion, literature, philosophy, music, art, mass media, environment, information science, etc.

It would be a great help on research for papers and thesis.

The lecture will be held by inviting a special lecturer from EBSCO International Inc. to help you understanding the usage of this tool.

If you are interested, please join the lecture!

We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: August 29(fri) 1:00-3:00pm Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people) http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/EBSCO.htm

- What's EBSCOhost? EBSCOhost is a journal index of humanities. It offers ATLA Religion Database, Humanities International Index, MLA international Bibliography, Communication & Mass Media Complete and Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Remote access services of the library databases and e-Journals will stop [2014-07-31]

Due to the maintenance of the server, remote access services of library databases and e-Journals will stop while following data and time.

August 7 (Thursday) 9:00 - August 8 (Friday) 9:00

We apologize any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Notice about the display, “Books to stay cool” [2014-07-22]

Under the theme of “Books to stay cool”, the books which make you feel cool are displayed on the first floor of the Main Library.

The book fair will begin on July 22th and run through August 8th. Please come and take a look:)

Notice of opening of the library (July 11) [2014-07-11]

Today (July 11) the library is open as usual. But please check ICU portal or library webpage with frequency. The library may be closed temporarily by the typhoon. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS in normal operation [2014-07-02]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.

ASRS is running normally from 11:50 am . Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stops for half a day – July.2 [2014-06-30]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time.

July 2 (Wed.) 9:00am-

We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Notice about the display, “Books that no one has ever borrowed” [2014-06-16]

Under the theme of "Books that no one has ever borrowed", Japanese paperbacks"Shinsho"(080.1) which have not checked-out since the books delivered to the library, are displayed on the first floor of the Main Library.

The book fair will begin on June 16th and run through July 4th. Please come and take a look:)

Bookshelf Display, “The Selected Books of Scavenger Hunt Winners” [2014-06-14]

Under the title, "The Selected Books of Scavenger Hunt Winners", the books has been displayed on the 1st floor of the Main Library.

Some books are put the comment from the winners. It must be fun too!

Since the winners have a prior right to check out these books after the duration of the exhibition, please make a reservation at DSC counter if you want to borrow them.

Books are displayed from 14 June to 20. Please come and take a look:)

Extension of due date during the Summer Break [2014-06-12]

Extension of due date during the Summer Break for ICU undergraduates starts today. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014. We hope you will make use of it.

・Undergraduates : June 12, 2014 - August 27, 2014 ・Graduates :May 26, 2014 - August 9, 2014

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2014 [2014-06-02]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2014 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday June 12, 2014 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Monday June 9, 2014).

Non-Library Friends members can enter the Library by signing their name and address at the Library entrance from 9:00 to 16:00, Monday to Saturday.

ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

→ ICU Library Friends

Bookshelf Display, “Related Books for the R-Week project” [2014-06-02]

Under the title, "Related Books for the R-Week project", the books selected by Center of Gender Studies staff has been displayed on the 1st floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look. An exhibition has been held at Othmer Library, Ground Floor, Break Area Exhibition Space: Shieko Reto's personal experiences as a trans-woman in Malaysia, the everyday experiences of transgender people in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Japan, and illustrations produced based on interviews about movements for the rights of transgender people.

Book Display From: June 2(Mon.) to June 8(Sun.) http://web.icu.ac.jp/cgs_e/

Extension of due date during the Summer Break [2014-05-27]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014. We hope you will make use of it.

・Graduates :May 26, 2014 - August 9, 2014 ・Undergraduates : June 12, 2014 - August 27, 2014

iPads, MacBooks and more Windows notebooks will be added to PCs for lending! [2014-05-26]

The library plans to start borrowing new PCs to students at 13:00 on Thursday May 29. They are 8 iPads, 10 MacBooks and additional 15 Window notebooks. So, total numbers of PCs for lending will be 60 (and 8 iPads). To borrow them, please come to Information & Services counter on the GF of Othmer library. Your ID card is necessary.

Announcement of winners of “ICU Library Scavenger Hunt” [2014-05-23]

Announcement of winners of "ICU Library Scavenger Hunt"

We are making the announcement of prize winners of ICU Library Scavenger Hunt 2014! Please have a look of the interviews of winners and sample answers.

http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Scavenger/winner2014.htm (The site is on-campus network.)

Thank you for the large number of applications! We are looking forward to your participation next year;)

To students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [2014-05-21]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

・Students Graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or Graduate School in June 2014: 4:00 p.m. June 9 (Mon.) 2014 ・O-Y-R students and Kenkyusei: 4:00 p.m. June 25 (Wed.) 2014 ・Students for Overseas study in 2014-15: Before you leave ICU

Necessary Procedures ●Return Check all library books you are borrowing by MyLibrary in front of the Document Supply Center, and return all of them.

●Payment Check your overdue fine by MyLibrary, and pay it by ticket at the Document Supply Center.

●Replace (Incase you have lost books) Ask at the Document Supply Center. These services are available during the following hours at the Document Supply Center.

Service Hours of Document Supply Center ・Payment  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Saturday    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ・Replacement, Lost, and Other  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Lecture of INSPEC on Ovid [2014-05-19]

[Lecture of INSPEC on Ovid]

Must-see lecture for Physics or electrotechnology majors! We would like to introduce you how to do an effective search on this specific database. Please attend the lecture if you have difficulty finding previous studies.

Date: May 20(tue) 1:50-3:00pm(convocation hour) Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library Language: Japanese

- No appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people)

- What's INSPEC? The Inspec database is an invaluable information resource, that contains 14 million abstracts and specialised indexing to the world's quality research literature in the fields of physics and engineering.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center othmer@icu.ac.jp 0422-33-3668

Lecture of ICU Discovery [2014-05-16]

[Lecture of ICU Discovery]

For searching books, journals, academic papers, etc. you needed to search from ICU OPAC or each databases.

By using Discovery Service, started in September 2013, you can search almost all items at one time.

What is the difference between ICU OPAC? How do we utilize these search results?

We will show you efficient ways to make full use of this search system.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Date: May 27(tue) 1:50-3:00pm(convocation hour)

Place: Multimedia room @ICU Library

Language: Japanese

-Appointment necessary (Maximum 50 people)

http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/Form/discovery.htm

- What's ICU Discovery?

ICU Discovery allows you to search 200 million items available at the library, including databases the library subscribes to, books and journals in the library’s collection, and academic resources available for free online.

- Promoter: ICU Library, Reference Service Center

othmer@icu.ac.jp

0422-33-3668

Bookshelf Display, “Body” [2014-05-16]

Under the title, "Body", the books by special lecturers of C-Week 2014 has been displayed on the 1st floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

From: May 16(Fri.) to May 25(Sun.)

Scavenger Hunt 2014 in ICU Library [2014-05-16]

Scavenger Hunt, a game to discover trivias of ICU Library...

20 quizzes concerning mainly the ICU Library, will be put up over the Library. The posters maybe in corners that you don't pass usually. Please have a walk, and get familiar with ICU Library. The person or group who answered the most questions within the given term, is the winner. First to third place winners will be rewarded with prizes!!

Qualification: All ICU students, in group with less than three members. Single players are welcome too. Term: May 7th (Wed.)-16th(Fri.) How to answer: From the special form of ICU library website Announcement of the winners and answer: May 23th (Fri.) Posted on the library homepage.

☆Prizes☆

First Place:Right to select new library books worth 50 thousand yen total Second Place:Right to select new library books worth 30 thousand yen total Third Place:Right to select new library books worth 20 thousand yen total

Note: A bookstore tour is scheduled. Note: no paperback books, novels, journals or manga. Books that is useful for many ICU students. No books that are already in the library collection.

Contact: Reference Service Center Tel: 0422-33-3668 mail: othmer@icu.ac.jp

ASRS will be stopped [2014-05-09]

Due to the maintenance, ASRS will be stopped during the following date and time.

May 16 (FRI) 8:30 - 12:00

As soon as the system is restored, ASRS will be available. Thank you for your cooperation.

Informaion about partial modification of Call Numbers [2014-05-01]

From April 2014, the library has adopted "Nippon Decimal Classification 9th edition" instead of 6th edition(1951) as a classification number which represents a subject of the book. Also, call number label is adopted new one. Some subjects now have different call numbers from what it used to be.

Please check the call numbers and locations on the Web OPAC before you look at the shelf.

Thank you for your understanding.

ASRS in normal operation [2014-04-21]

The ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) that have been stopped for machine trouble, has recovered. ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS under repair [2014-04-21]

Due to unexpected trouble, the ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) is not in operation. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

ASRS will be stopped [2014-04-17]

Due to the maintenance, ASRS will be stopped during the following date and time.

April 19 (SAT) 9:00 - 11:00

Thank you for your cooperation.

Start of ICU Repository [2014-04-07]

The library has been moving forward with preparations to launch an “ICU Repository” that will make doctoral dissertations and university journals available to the public. We expect the repository to be launched on 7 April 2014. We will continue to make efforts to enrich the repository’s content and offer information for use in ICU’s research and education.

ICU Discovery is updated to Ver.2 [2014-04-02]

ICU Discovery allows you to perform a single search across databases, e-journals and books. This will help you to make use of resources you may have had previous difficulty accessing. Please go to the top page of the library web page, select ICU Discovery by clicking radio button and type your keywords in a box under the buttons. You can refine your search by checking boxes on the left side of search results page.

For more information, please refer: http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/en/news/date/2013/09/page/2/

The library event for freshmen [2014-04-02]

2014年度新入生の皆さん、ご入学おめでとうございます。

図書館新入生歓迎イベントのお知らせです。みなさんの参加をお待ちしております。

★図書館オリエンテーション(大学院生対象) 4月3日(木)10:00-10:50 オスマー図書館地階 マルチメディアルーム

★図書館オリエンテーション 図書館職員が館内を案内して利用のしかたを説明します。 集合場所は図書館本館(教育研究棟1向かい)、各回約30分の予定です。

【集合日時】 4月7日(月) スタート時間 ID番号 9:30-10:00 181001-181100 10:30-11:00 181101-181200 11:30-12:00 181201-181300 13:30-14:00 181301-181400 14:30-15:00 181401-181500 15:30-16:00 181501-以降、162001以降

参加希望の方は人数調整のためご自分のID番号に対応するスタート時間内にお集まりください。 (対応する時間に参加できない場合は他の時間でも結構ですが、なるべく指定する時間にお集まりください。ただし、ELA Placement Interviewの対象者はInterviewを優先し、他の時間帯に参加してください。) 大学院の新入生でこのツアー参加希望の方は、どの時間帯でもご自由にお越しください。 20名程度のグループで人数が集まり次第、順次ツアーを開始します。 *スタートアッププログラムの図書館ツアーと同じ内容です。同プログラム参加者の方は、このツアーは任意です。

※各回とも同じ内容で行います。 ※ 学生証を携行してください。

★展示: 新入生歓迎ブックフェア(メジャー推薦図書& じぇねえどの本展示) 【展示場所】図書館本館1階 【展示期間】3月31日(月)~ 4月30日(水)まで

★スカベンジャーハント ICU図書館に関する超マニアックなクイズ20問を図書館スタッフが出題します。(≧▽≦)いつしか夢中になっているという魔のゲーム。一番多く解いたグループに図書館の選書権5万円分を贈呈いたします!

【開催期間】5月7日(水)~5月16日(金) 詳しくは館内ポスターやFacebook,Twitterを見てね!

--------------------------------------------------------- 学習や読書のために、ぜひ図書館を活用して下さいね。 図書館スタッフ一同、心よりお待ちしております。

Notice about the display, “Book Fair for New Students” [2014-04-01]

Under the title of "Book Fair for New Students", readings suggested by GE Instructors and professors of each majors are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

Major Recommended Books

ILL service at the fiscal year-end [March 25, 2013]

Due to the fiscal period, the ICU Library ILL service will be stopped from March 29 (Fri) 15:00 to April 1 (Mon) 9:00.
Please make early ILL order, if you have any.
Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Library Homepage Maintenance [March 19, 2013]

The library homepage will be suspended during the following time, due to the installing a new server.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Part of CiNii Services Not Available [March 19, 2013]

Part of CiNii functions will not be available during the following period, due to system work.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Databases maintenance [March 13, 2013]

Due to the maintenance, "Asahishimbun KikuzoII" will be unavailable for the following time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Databases maintenance [March 12, 2013]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

"The Daily Yomiuri" will be renamed "The Japan News" from April [March 8, 2013]

"The Daily Yomiuri" will be renamed "The Japan News" from this April. The title of "The Daily Yomiuri" will be also changed to "The Japan News" in Yomidas Rekishikan. However, the existing functions of searching will still be used.

Notice on the Databases Which Contracts Will Expire [March 7, 2013]

Based on the Library Committee's decision on expiring contracts, the following databases will not be available on and after April 1, 2013.

For alternatives, please use the databases below;

You can use those alternate databases via the "Databases" link of Library Home Page (http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm).

New database, The Times Literary Supplement ; Historical Archive [March 7, 2013]

The following database is available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link.

The Times Literary Supplement ; Historical Archive
A database including reviews of literature, theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions from 1902 to 2008. Remote access available.

Notice about the Observation of WSD Workshop [March 5, 2013]

Today, we would like you to let you know about the WSD Workshop, March 2013. For in details, please see the following explanation.
The workshop will be held for tutors and graduate students from 13:00-16:30, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. However, you will be able to take part in as an observer.
If you would like to observe the workshop, please email Writing Support Desk (wsd@icu.ac.jp), by March 12, 2013.
The workshop will be conducted in Japanese language. If you need an interpreter, please let us know it, too.

Your attendance will be welcome.

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WSD Workshop, March 2013

Title : What can we do to build up our tutoring skills? : Experiencing and planning a tutor’s training
(The Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development in 2013)

Time & Date : Tuesday, March 19, 2013、13:30-16:30

Place : Administration Building AB-204, Meeting Room, ICU

Leturers : Yuko Ota(Assistant Prof., Open Education Center, Waseda Univ.)and other three tutors of Waseda University.

Explanation of WSD Workshop, March 2013 :
Tutoring places importance on “Questioning,” but it can be difficult for me to address writing problems and to modify ideas with the writers…When writers write sentences in their second languages, they are often unable to respond to my questions about grammatical mistakes and alternate vocabulary…I want to build up my tutoring skills, but, I don’t know how ―Does this sound familiar to you?
This workshop provides an occasion to think what you, WSD tutors, can do to build up your tutoring skills. Firstly, you have an opportunity to experience the two kinds of tutor training held in Waseda University Writing Center; “Getting Writers to Work during Sessions” and “a session with a non-native writer.” Secondly, you are introduced the outline of the tutor training program of Wasada University. Lastly, you will plan your own training programs which you want to try in the future, and discuss the programs.
We believe this workshop will help you to make a start to create mutual learning environments.

Repair work of the storage room at the main library [March 1, 2013]

The storage room of the main library will have a repair work during the following period. Please note that some noise will be generated and the materials in the storage are not available during the work. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Databases maintenance [Feburary 27, 2013]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

JAIRO: Feburary 27(Thu.)9:00- (Japan time)
Reduced sized Asahi-Shinbun (Kikuzo2): March 4(Mon.) 14:00-16:00 (Japan time)
ProQuest: March 10(Sun.) 12:00-18:00 (Japan time)

Thank you for your cooperation.

ICU OPAC Service Stop on March 18 (Mon.) [February 22, 2013]

ICU OPAC service stop due to the Library system maintenance during the following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS will be stopped [February 22, 2013]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during following date for the testing of the system.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Othmer library will be "Closed" during the "Spring Break" (March 11th - 31st) [February 21, 2013]

As you know by library calenders, the Othmer library will be closed from March 11th to 31st. During this period, we will replace the PCs in study area, multimedia room and group study rooms. Please understand that all PCs in the Othmer library will be out of service during the replacement.

Services available : Reference Service Center, ASRS, Master & Senior Theses
Services not available: PCs, Printers, Group Study Rooms, Writing Support Desk

Thank you.

Maintenance Work of wireless network service [February 19, 2013]

The following schedule is in regards to maintenance work of wireless network service.

The following services are unavailable during the above period:

If you have any further question, please contact ilc@icu.ac.jp.
Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the Othmer Library GF Renovations [February 18, 2013]

In April 2013, the ground floor of the Othmer Library will be renovated!
The aim of the Othmer Library Renovations is to improve the following two services;

(1) Writing Support Desk
(2) Group Learning Area

The next describes the services improved through the Othmer Library Renovations.

(1) Writing Support Desk
- Establishes permanent facility for WSD with the necessary space for tutorials. In addition to usual appointment-based tutorials, WSD offers more times for drop-in tutorials.

(2) Group Learning Area
- Offers 2 types of spaces: one with movable desks, chairs and white boards/partitions, and one with fixed desks. Furniture in movable area can be set up to accommodate work done in large groups. Area with fixed furniture is well suited to individual study and work in small groups.

■Others
- Break Area: Area for interaction between students and between student and faculty. You can drink beverage at here (for more detail rules, please see the signs in the library). The area also will be a space which displays creations of ICU students.
- Computers: No permanent space for computers on Othmer ground floor, but laptop computers can be borrowed at the Information and Services counter.

The Library hopes the renovated floor more closely reflects users' needs and also provides a more comfortable space in which to study. Please feel free to contact us(library@icu.ac.jp) with any comments or requests!

Library Good Manners Week [February 14, 2013]

Between February 18(Mon.) and 23(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners.
Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance.
Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

Extension of due date for undergraduate students will start on February 20[February 13, 2013]

Extension of due date during the Spring Break for undergraduate students will start on Wednesday February 20, 2013. ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Monday, April 15, 2013. We hope you will make use of it.

Extension of due date during the Spring Break for graduate students[February 7, 2013]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Monday, April 15, 2013. We hope you will make use of it.

Bookshelf Display, "GE Recommended Books to Plan Learning, AY2013" [February 1, 2013]

Under the title, "GE Recommended Books to Plan Learning, AY2013", the books recommended by GE instructors has been displayed on the 1st floor of the Main Library.
Please come and take a look.

Friends membership for students graduating in March 2013 [January 28, 2013]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in March 2013 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday March 11, 2013 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Tuesday March 5, 2013). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

Power Saving Plan will be changed [January 28, 2013]

During following period, the library will shorten the service hours for computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity.
We thank for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

The service hours for computers of the Ground Floor may be hasten according to how crowded it will be.

To Students Graduating or Completing in March 2013 [January 17, 2013]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

Service Hours of Document Supply Center in term

ASRS in normal operation [January 11, 2013]

ASRS that have been stopped for machine trouble, has recovered. Now ASRS is running normally.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Part of ASRS Stopped [January 11, 2013]

Part of ASRS has been stopped. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Due date of holiday check out is Jan. 11 [January 7, 2013]

The due date of New Year holiday check out is approaching.
Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books you borrowed during the following period.

ILL & Photocopy service [December 21, 2012]

You can request them through MyLibrary, however, ILL & Photocopy service system will be stopped from 12/27 to 1/6.

Library schedule around the year-end and New Year holidays [December 20, 2012]

BNC Online Databases maintenance [December 18, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, BNC Online will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice about the display, "Recommended Books for 32 Majors"[December 18, 2012]

Under the title of "Recommended Books for 32 Majors(Introductory version)", readings suggested by professors of each majors are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

→For more information

Pruning trees on Dec. 13 - Dec. 14 [December 10, 2012]

Pruning of the trees around the main library entrance will take place during the following period.
The east side of the ramp will be closed and some noise will be generated during the work. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Extension of due date for undergraduate students start from Dec.10 [December 4, 2012]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period.
The due date will be Friday, January 11, 2013. We hope you will make use of it.

RefWorks Workshop [December 3, 2012]

Have you ever experienced a problem when you are writing an academic paper and forgot which books or journal articles you used? If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution. For those of you who are starting on writing a academic paper or if you are looking for a easier way to manage your research materials, why don't you try RefWorks? The ICU Library will hold a "RefWorks Workshop" by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you in understanding the usage of this tool.
If you are interested, please join the workshop. You don't need any reservation.

Note: RefWorks can be used even if you graduate.


<About RefWorks>

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/RefWorks/index-e.htm

ASRS in Normal Operation [Nov. 30, 2011]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished.
ASRS is running normally as of 11:45. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Databases maintenance [November 29, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, Japan Knowledge will be stopped during the following date and time.

JapanKnowledge: December 19 (Wed.) 3:00AM - 6:00AM (Japan time)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Maintenance Work of Email Servers on Nov 30 [November 29, 2012]

The email and Webmail services are unavailable due to maintenance work of the email servers during the following period.

Emails delivered during the maintenance are sent to your account after the period.

After this maintenance work on Nov 30, new services will start, and you can send emails via the email server (max.icu.ac.jp) from outside of ICU. For more information, please refer to the following ILC Office page.

https://portal.icu.ac.jp/ct/page_1139c969_1610613864

Notice about the display, "Books for thinking about your career"[November 28, 2012]

Under the title of "Books for thinking about your career", books about career guidance are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library.
Please come and take a look.
SORRY FOR JAPANESE BOOKS ONLY.

Power Saving Plan (Dec.4-Feb.1) [November 26, 2012]

From December 4th, 2012 to Feburary 1st, 2013, the library will shorten the service hours for computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity.
We thank for your understanding and cooperation in advance.
The service hours on or after Feburary 4th, 2013 will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

Note: ASRS will be in operation from 8:30 to 21:00. ※January 18th (Fri.) 8:30-12:30
The service hours for computers of the Ground Floor may be hasten or extended according to how crowded it will be.

Year-end and new year extension of due date for graduate students [November 26, 2012]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period.
The due date will be Friday, January 11, 2013. We hope you will make use of it.

ASRS stops for half day - Nov. 30 [Nov. 16, 2012]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time.
We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Notice on Campus Network Maintenance [November 15, 2012]

ICU campus network stops due to its maintenance during the following period.
During the period, access to the Internet and use of email services via the network are not available.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Note: The wireless network service is available during the period.

OPAC Recovered [November 14, 2012]

Due to the system trouble, OPAC had stopped during the following time.

Now OPAC is available as usual.
We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

UNData has been Recovered [November 6, 2012]

UNData has been recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

CiNii has been Recovered [November 6, 2012]

CiNii has been recovered on November 6th, 9:00AM.
Please see the following details.

Detailed status will be updated on the following URL continuously;
http://www.nii.ac.jp/content/info/

1) Recovered

■ NACSIS CAT/ILL Services
□ NACSIS-CAT/ILL Business use Server
□ NACSIS-CAT/ILL Educational Server
□ NACSIS-CAT/ILL retrieval Server
□ NACSIS-CAT Z39.50 Gateway
□ ILL Document Copy Charge Offset Service
□ NACSIS Webcat
□ NACSIS-CAT/ILL Q&A Database
■ Content Services
□ CiNii (Articles、Books)
□ KAKEN - Database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
□ Webcat Plus
□ NII-DBR - Academic Research Database Repository
□ GeNii generated search
□ NII-REO - Electronic Journal Repository
□ II-Electronic Library Service
□ NII Institutional Repositories DataBase Contents Analysis
□ Sciterm
■ Institutional repositories services
□ Japanese Institutional Repositories Online (JAIRO)
□ JAIRO Cloud
□ ISEKI SIRYO Repository
■ Other services
□ Cultural Heritage Online
□ Education and Training Program applications
□ Informatics Square

* Note: Service is available under the following condition but these are expected to resolve.

□GeNii
GeNii integrated search is now unavailable to search for CiNii and JAIRO

2) Stopped (Recovery is in progress)

■ Other services
□ NACSIS-CAT/ILL Self-learning System
□ Researcher Name Resolver

Extension of due date during the Autumn Break from Nov. 8 [November 6, 2012]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Saturday, December 8, 2012. We hope you will make use of it.

Library Good Manners Week [November 5, 2012]

Between November 12(Mon.) and 17(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners.
Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance.
Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

The online tutorials of EBSCOhost [November 5, 2012]

The online tutorials of EBSCOhost are provided by the vender.

・The outline of EBSCOhost (55min. / Japanese))
・The searching strategy of EBSCOhost (60min. / Japanese))

If you are interested, please visit the links above.

CiNii and related services fall [November 5, 2012]

CiNii and related services fall as of 9a.m. on November 5.
For the detail, please see the following URL ;

http://www.nii.ac.jp/content/info/

Databases and Services:

We will notify you as soon as the CiNii system is restored.

BNC Online Databases maintenance [November 1, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, BNC Online will be stopped during the following date and time.

BNC Online: November 17th (Sat.) 21:00 - 18th (Sun.) 9:00 (Japan time)

Thank you for your cooperation.

UNData is unstable [November 1, 2012]

The access for the database UNData is unstable now. We ask for your cooperation.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Change in Power Saving Plan [October 24, 2012]

The service hours of the study area on the ground floor of the Othmer Library, will be extended to the following time.
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in advance.

<Service Hours of the study area on the ground floor of the Othmer Computers and Printers>

CiNii and related services will be stopped [October 17, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, CiNii and related services will be stopped during the following date and time.

Date: November 3rd(Sat.)17:00- 5th(Mon.)9:00

Databases and Services:

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice about the display, "Collections of ICU Alumni"[October 15, 2012]

Under the title of "Collections of ICU Alumni",books by alumnus of ICU are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

A questionnaire survey on the Library by outside researchers

A questionnaire survey on the Library will be done by outside researchers as below. The researchers will stay in the library and take a survey.
We are asking for your help.

Date: October 18 (Mon.) 8:30-22:30
Place: Main library and Othmer library
Host: Dr. Takayuki Nakai, Associate professor of Aichi Institute of Technology
Contents: Questionnaire survey to the library users / observation survey in the library / hearing survey
Purpose: Research study on the library as a place

Databases maintenance [October 11, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

BNC Online: October 17(Wed.) 2:00-6:00 (Japan time)
Japan Knowledge : October 17(Wed.) 2:00-6:00 (Japan time)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Taiwan nichi nichi shinpo has been Recovered [October 4, 2012]

Taiwan nichi nichi shinpo has been recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Please use IE7 or higher to browse.

Taiwan nichi nichi shinpo is under repair[October 1, 2012]

Due to unexpected trouble, Taiwan nichi nichi shinpo is not in operation.
We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Databases maintenance [October 1, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, Japan Knowledge will be stopped during the following date and time.

Japan Knowledge : October 17(Wed.) 2:00-6:00 (Japan time)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Comparative chart of citation managers [September 27, 2012]

We've made a comparative chart of citaion managers, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley. Each of them has strong and weak points. Please choose the most suitable tool for your needs.

English:
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Citation_manager/index-e.htm
Japanese:
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Citation_manager/index.htm

RefWorks has been Recovered [September 24, 2012]

RefWorks has been recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Login trouble of RefWorks [September 21,2012]

Now we have a trouble with the login page of RefWorks. Please refer the group code from the following page. http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/RefWorks/GroupCode.htm

We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Databases maintenance [September 11, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

Wiley Online Library : September 15(Sat.) 18:00-20:00 (Japan time)
Japan Knowledge : September 19(Wed.) 3:00-6:00 (Japan time)
BNC Online: September 19(Wed.) 3:00-7:00 (Japan time)
ProQuest : September 30(Sun.) 11:00-23:00 (Japan time)

Thank you for your cooperation.

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on September 22 (Sat.) [September 7, 2012]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Power Saving Plan (Sept.5-Oct. 31) [September 4, 2012]

From September 5th to October 31st, the library will shorten the service hours for computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity.
We thank for your understanding and cooperation in advance.
The service hours in November, 2012 will be announced as soon as it is decided.

Due date of holiday check out is September 10[September 4, 2012]

The due date of Summer Break check out is approaching. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books that you borrowed during the following period.

RefWorks has been Recovered [August 22, 2012]

RefWorks has been recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

A problem in a RefWorks folder with a name in Japanese [August 21, 2012]

At present, when you put a name in Japanese to a RefWorks folder, you cannot see the list of the records in the folder. Please change the name in Japanese to that in English until the problem is solved. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Othmer will be CLOSED on Reg. Day [August 15, 2012]

To save energy, the Othmer Library will be closed on Sept. 5th (Wed.) Course Registration will not be available. Please register by using the computers of Integrated Learning Center(ILC.) Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Note: The Main Library will be OPEN as usual.

Databases maintenance [Aug 11, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, ProQuest will be unavailable for the following time.

ProQuest : August 19(Sun.) 11:00 - 23:00(Japan time)
Thank you for your cooperation.

ASRS will be stopped [August 1, 2012]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during following date for the testing of the system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

ASRS stops for half day - Jun. 29 [June 28, 2012]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

RefWorks Workshop [June 18, 2012]

Have ever experienced a problem when you are writing an academic paper and forgot which books or journal articles you used? If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution. For those of you who are starting on writing a academic paper or if you are looking for a easier way to manage your research materials, why don't you try RefWorks? The ICU Library will hold a "RefWorks Workshop" by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you in understanding the usage of this tool.
If you are interested, please join the workshop. You don't need any reservation.

Note: RefWorks can be used even if you graduate.


<About RefWorks>

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/RefWorks/index-e.htm

Extension of due date for undergraduate students [June 13, 2012]

From today ICU undergraduate students can borrow books over longer periods. If they borrow books during the following period, the due date will be Monday, September 10, 2012. We hope you will make use of it.

Library Good Manners Week [June 7, 2012]

Between June 11(Mon.) and 16(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners.
Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance.
Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

Notice about the display, "Olympic Games in London 2012" [June 4, 2012]

The library displays books under the title "Olympic Games in London 2012" at the display corner on the first floor of the main library.

Please come and take a look.

Poster [PDF]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services Recovered [June 4, 2012]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services have been recovered. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop [June 4, 2012]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services have stopped. We apologize for this inconvenience.

We will let you know as soon as possible when they are restored.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Databases maintenance [June 1, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

Japan Knowledge : June 20(Wed.)3:00-6:00
BNC Online: June 20(Wed.)3:00-7:00

Thank you for your cooperation.

Extension of due date during the Summer Break [May 29, 2012]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Monday, September 10, 2012. We hope you will make use of it.

Temporary Closed Days [May 24, 2012]

The library will be closed on the following days to reduce power use on weekdays.
Thank you for your understanding in advance.

<Closed Days>

RefWorks has Recovered [May 24, 2012]

RefWorks has been recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Notice about the display, "Rebuilding Home" [May 21, 2012]

The library displays books about "C-Week" at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them.

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2012 [May 16, 2012]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2012 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday June 11, 2012 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Thursday June 7, 2012). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

【Today!! 】 "Organizing a University-wide Academic Writing Program: Case of Waseda University" [May 14, 2012]

Today, WSD Lecture, "Organizing a University-wide Academic Writing Program: Caseof Waseda University" is to be held from 13:30 to 15:00 with simultaneous interpreter from Japanese to English.

This lecture is co-hosted by the CLA Dean's Office and the Writing Support Desk (WSD) of the Library. All faculty, teaching staff, students and general staff are welcome to attend the WSD lecture.

For in details, please see the "Outline of the WSD Lecture" below.

Outline of the WSD Lecture

-------------------------------------------------------------

Time & Date: 13:30-15:00, May 14th (Mon.)

Place: International Conference Room, 2nd Floor of the Dialog House

Title of Lecture: "Organizing a University-wide Academic Writing Program:Case of Waseda University"

Host: Dean of CLA Office & WSD of the Library

Lecturer: Sadoshima, Saori, Associate Professor, Ph D. (Education), Open Education Center of Waseda University

Language: Japanese with Simultaneous Interpreter

Purpose:

Academic Writing Support and its management solution are a challenge for many universities in Japan. In this lecture, Prof. Sadoshima will introduce the case of Waseda University and discuss the effective support and solution. Specifically, the main theme is to organize a university-wide Academic Writing Program. Both Waseda University's Academic Writing Course (e-learning, first year education, college wide course) and its Writing Center will be introduced.

To Students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [May 9, 2012]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

Service Hours of Document Supply Center

Databases maintenance [May 2, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, ProQuest will be unavailable for the following time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Power Saving Plan (May - June) [April 30, 2012]

During the period below, the library will shorten the service hours of computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity. We thank for your cooperation and understanding in advance. The service hours for July will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

You can directly export citations of CiNii articles to RefWorks [April 27, 2012]

You can directly export citations of CiNii articles to RefWorks.Export is available from select list at left side on Search Result Pages and link at right side on Details Pages.

For more details.
http://ci.nii.ac.jp/info/en/index_2012.html

Construction Work at Lutheran College Library [April 19, 2012]

Due to the preparation of the construction work for earthquake safety, part of the books of the Japan Lutheran College Library will require a reservation, a day before your visit. Also during the actual construction work(Mid-August to Mid-September), there will be books that cannot access.
Please contact the Lutheran College Library before visiting.

Power Saving Plan (Apr. 10-30) [April 9, 2012]

From April 10th to 30th, the library will shorten the service hour of computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity.
We thank for your cooperation and understanding in advance. The service hours for May will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

Online Book Renewal System for CLA and GS Master’s Degree Students[April 9, 2012]

To All ICU CLA and GS Master’s Degree Students: Starting from April 2012, books may be renewed on MyLibrary only once, provided there are no requests for the item being renewed. To renew items, log in to your MyLibrary account and check the section marked “Loan and reservation status”; in the “Loan status” status tab, click the “Extension” button. Books can be renewed in this way only when the number in the “Continuance frequency” column is “0” (zero). This number will go up even when items are renewed with automatic check-out machines or at the circulation counter. Therefore, when this number reads “1” or more, the “Extension” button will no longer be shown on this page. This feature is not affected by patrons having overdue books or unpaid fines.

Due date of holiday check out is April 14 [April 9, 2012]

The due date of Spring Break check out is approaching. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books that you borrowed during the following period.

Library will be Closed at 15:00.[April 3, 2012]

Due to the approach of the storm, today, all services (automated check out machines, computers and so on) are to be stopped at 14:45. Library will be Closed at 15:00.

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students"[April 2, 2012]

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students", some books to support your learning and life at the university are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

display

EBSCOhost has Recovered [March 29, 2012]

EBSCOhost has been recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

EBSCOhost is unstable[March 28, 2012]

The access for the database EBSCOhost is unstable now. We ask for your cooperation.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Power Saving Plan (Apr.10-30) [March 14, 2012]

From April 10th to 30th, the library will shorten the service hours for computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity.
We thank for your understanding and cooperation in advance.
The service hours in May, 2012 will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

ASRS will be stopped [March 5, 2012]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during following date for the testing of the system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Databases maintenance [March 5, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be unavailable for the following time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

New database, 18th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers [March 5, 2012]

The following database is available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link.

ILL service at the fiscal year-end [March 2, 2012]

Due to the fiscal period, the ICU Library ILL service will be stopped from March 30(Fri) 16:00 to April 2 (Mon.)10:00.
Please make early ILL order, if you have any.
Thank you for your understanding in advance.

WSD Workshop [March 1, 2012]

The Workshop, "Academic Writing Support through Dialog" will be held in the following time, date and place:

WSD Workshop, "Academic Writing Support through Dialog"

Prof. Yuko Ota will conduct the workshop. She has been teaching the tutors (graduate students) in the pioneering Writing Center of Waseda University.

The main theme of the workshop is: "What questioning and dialogue can help students grow as academic writers?"

The workshop, designed for the WSD tutors, graduate students, faculty and staff, will include group discussions or other methods. Please join the workshop if you are interested.

When you would like to take part in the workshop, please email to the WSD Office (wsd@icu.ac.jp,) and bring your paper with you in the workshop.
Note: Faculty and staff have an option for joining as an observer. If you wish to join as an observer, your paper is not necessary.

Extension of due date during the Spring Break [February 16, 2012]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Saturday, April 14, 2012. We hope you will make use of it.

Databases maintenance [February 16, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice about the display, "Japanese Literature Translated into English"[February 6, 2012]

Under the title of "Japanese Literature Translated into English", Japanese novels, Waka poetry and playbooks are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

display

Due to the maintenance, several databases will not be available for the following time [July 29, 2011]

Thank you for your cooperation.

Japanese Classic Literture from JapanKnowledge [February 2, 2012]

The database "JapanKnowledge" has released the following 10 series of Japanese classic literature for its seventh release.

With this addition, total of 62 series are available.
Please access to the following URL for detailed information.
http://www.jkn21.com/contents/intro/koten/cont_kotenkoukai07.html

Friends membership for students graduating in March 2012 [January 30, 2012]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in March 2012 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday March 5, 2012 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Wednesday February 29, 2012). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

Databases maintenance [January 26, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

To Students Graduating or Completing in March 2012 [January 18,2012]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

Service Hours of Document Supply Center

Grammarly Recovered [January 12, 2012]

Grammarly has been recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Due date of holiday check out is Jan. 11 [January 6, 2012]

The due date of New Year holiday check out is approaching.
Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books you borrowed during the following period.

Grammarly is not now available [January 6, 2012]

Due to an unexplained error, we cannot use Grammarly now. We are inquiring about these issues to the distributor, so please wait just a little longer.
We will notify you when the system is restored. Thank you for your cooperation.

Writing Support Desk Website Renewal![January 6, 2012]

We have renewed WSD website to provide better informations and better usability.

We hope for your continued support in the future.

Databases maintenance [January 6, 2012]

Due to the maintenance, ScienceDirect will be unavailable for the following time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Change in Power Saving Plan [December 26, 2011]

The service hours of the study area on the ground floor of the Othmer Library, will be extended to the following time. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in advance.

<Service Hours of the study area on the ground floor of the Othmer Computers and Printers>

Grammarly is not now available in FireFox [December 26, 2011]

Now we cannot use Grammarly in FireFox. This error will be solved in tomorrow morning. If you are in a hurry, please use Internet Explore or Google Chrome. Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice on "Major Recommended Books (Introductory version)"[December 22, 2011]

We have asked each Major to recommend books. Those books are listed in the Library home page as "Recommended Books (Introductory version)." You can see the list from the following URL.

We hope that you will use these "Recommended Books (Introductory version)" as a guide when you explore fields of intellectual diversity under the CLA program, as well as a reference when you choose your major.

Databases maintenance [December 19, 2011]

Due to the maintenance, "Asahishimbun KikuzoII" will be unavailable for the following time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice about the display, "Recommended Books for 32 Majors" [December 16, 2011]

Under the title of "Recommended Books for 32 Majors (Introductory version)", readings suggested by each majors are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

display

Year-end and new year extension of due date for undergraduate students [December 9, 2011]

Undergraduate students can borrow books over longer periods from December 9, 2011 to December 26, 2011.
The due date will be Wednesday, January 11, 2012. We hope you will make use of it.

【WSD】Tutors will be waiting for your visit [December 8, 2011]

From Dec. 12th (Mon.), WSD will have a stationed tutor during the lunch time of course term.
If you need a urgent help or an advice concerning your academic writing, please feel free to visit.

Note: Please make a reservation if you need a tutor with a knowledge of a specific academic feild.

Databases maintenance [December 7, 2011]

Due to the maintenance, ScienceDirect will be unavailable for the following time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

New database, Westlaw Japan [December 1, 2011]

The database "Westlaw Japan" has been introduced and is now available.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link.
Remote access is under preparation.

Databases maintenance [November 30, 2011]

Due to the maintenance, ProQuest will be unavailable for the following time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice about the display, "Films for Japanese Language Students 2" [November 29, 2011]

Under the title of "Films for Japanese Language Students 2",film works and interview films are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

display

ILL Service for December [November 28, 2011]

Due to the year-end postal traffic and service suspension of University libraries, the ICU Library ILL service will close on December 21st. (Wed.)
Please make early ILL order, if you have any. Also, the delivery of your order may be delayed until January 6th or beyond.
Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Power Saving Plan (Dec. 1-22) [November 28, 2011]

From December 1st to 22th, the library will shorten the service hour of computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity.
We thank for your cooperation and understanding in advance.
The service hour for January, 2012 will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

OPAC, MyLibrary Recovered [November 24, 2011]

OPAC, MyLibrary has been recovered(10:40AM). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Extension of OPAC, MyLibrary Suspension [November 24, 2011]

The maintenance of OPAC and MyLibrary is still taking place. The two service is still suspended. We ask for your understanding and cooperation.
The notice of the recovery will be announced through Twitter and this web page.

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on November 23 - 24 [November 18, 2011]

Due to the server maintenance, ICU OPAC and MyLibrary will not be available during the following time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Databases maintenance [November 1, 2011]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

No Bicycle Parking [November 17, 2011]

Last night, we had a user who stucked his walking stick to the parked bicycle and almost got injured.
There are person with disabilities in ICU.
For these users, the bicycles parked in front of the library or any other place which is not a designated parking area, constitute a serious obstacle and may cause injury.
We ask for your help and consideration of others to maintain a safe campus environment for all students.

Please park your bicycle at the designated parking area near Honkan orthe school Administration Building.
Please refrain from parking in front of the entrance of the Main Library (including the slope way) and the Othmer Library.

ASRS stops for half day - Nov. 30 [Nov 14, 2011]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

RefWorks Workshop [November 11, 2011]

Have you ever experienced a problem when you are writing an academic paper and forgot which books or journal articles you used? If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution. For those of you who are starting on writing a academic paper or if you are looking for a easier way to manage your research materials, why don't you try RefWorks? The ICU Library will hold a "RefWorks Workshop" by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you in understanding the usage of this tool.
If you are interested, please join the workshop. You don't need any reservation.

Note: RefWorks can be used even if you graduate.


<About RefWorks>

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/RefWorks/index-e.htm

Notice about the display, "Films and Animations for Japanese Language Students" [November 7, 2011]

Under the title of "Films and Animations for Japanese Language Students", film works and animated films are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

display

Library Good Manners Week [Nov. 1, 2011]

Between Nov. 7(Mon.) and 12(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners.
Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance.
Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

Databases maintenance [November 1, 2011]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Trial starts, EBSCO art field databases [October 31, 2011]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during November to December. Please click the link bellow. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to Reference Service Center. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Paper-currency theft in the Washrooms [October 31, 2011]

On Oct. 27th, and 28th, paper currency was stolen from the forgotten wallets in the washrooms of the Othmer Library.

Please be careful to take your valuables with you at any time.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

If you see anyone suspicious inside of the building, please call the Library Staff right away.

Writing Support Desk Non-reservation Campaign @Honkan! [October 27th, 2011]

Writing Support Desk will hold a"Non-reservation Campaign @Honkan," during the weekdays of November 2nd (Wed.) to 9th (Wed.) lunch time and fourth period.
During this time, tutorials will be available without any reservation. Please visit us if you need any support or help in writing your term papers and any other academic writings.

Databases maintenance [October 24, 2011]

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be stopped during the following date and time.

<November 5(Sat.) 15:00 - 7(Mon.) 9:00>

<November 5(Sat.) 18:00 - 7(Mon.) 9:00>

Thank you for your cooperation.

Writing Support Desk Non-Reservation Campaign! [October 12th, 2011]

Writing Support Desk will hold a"Non-reservation Campaign" from October 17th (Mon.) to 21th (Fri.) lunch time and fourth period.
During this time, tutorials will be available without any reservation. Please visit us if you need any support or help in writing your term papers or any academic writings.

Notice about the display, "Works of Kaoru Takamura / Hikaru Okuizumi" [October 10, 2011]

Under the title of "Works of Kaoru Takamura / Hikaru Okuizumi", their novels are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

display

Refreshment Corner Opened! [October 3, 2011]

The Refreshment Corner opened near the entrance on the ground floor in the Othmer Library.
Please use there when you would like to have refreshments.

Change in Power Saving Plan [September 30, 2011]

The service hours of the study area on the ground floor of the Othmer Library, will be extended to the following time. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in advance.
The service hours for December or after will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the study area on the ground floor of the Othmer Computers and Printers>

The PCs in the Othmer Library Recovered [September 27, 2011]

The PCs in the Othmer Library has been recovered(9:10AM). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The PCs in the Othmer Library are not Available [September 27, 2011]

The PCs in the Othmer Libarary are not available due to access trouble now (from 8:30AM). We apologize for this inconvenience. We will let you know as soon as possible when the PCs are restored.

The PCs in the Othmer Library Recovered [September 26, 2011]

The PCs in the Othmer Library has been recovered(10:40AM). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The PCs in the Othmer Library are not Available [September 26, 2011]

The PCs in the Othmer Libarary are not available due to access trouble now (from 9:00AM). We apologize for this inconvenience. We will let you know as soon as possible when the PCs are restored.

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary Services Stop on September 23 (Fri.) [September 21, 2011]

ICU OPAC and MyLibrary services stop due to campus electric work during the following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Library closes at 13:00 because of a large, strong typhoon (no. 15) [September 21, 2011]

Library closes at 13:00 today, and all services including automated check out machines, photocopy machines, computers and printers will be stopped at 12:45 as stormy whether is expected by a large, strong typhoon (no. 15). All students are asked to return home immediately.

Trial starts, "SciVerse Scopus" [September 20, 2011]

We will conduct a free trial of the following database from September 12 to November 10. Please access to the "Databases" link.
Please send your views and comments to Reference Service Center. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Due to the maintenance, ProQuest will be unavailable for the following time. [September 13, 2011]

Thank you for your cooperation.

Trial starts, "Web of Science" [September 8, 2011]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during September to November. Please access to the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to Reference Service Center. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Remote Access of Oriana [September 8, 2011]

The setting for remote access for Oriana has been completed. It is now available from the computers outside of campus and from the campus wireless system.
"Personal Access to Databases"

Due to the maintenance, several databases will be partially available for the following time. [September 8, 2011]

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students" [September 7, 2011]

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students", some books on Japanese culture and daily life in Japan are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

display

New database, Oriana [September 7, 2011]

The database Oriana of Bureau van Dijk has been introduced and is now available.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link.
Remote access is under preparation.

Othmer will be CLOSED on Reg. Day [September 2, 2011]

To save energy, the Othmer Library will be closed on Sept. 7th (Wed.) Course Registration will not be available. Please register by using the computers of Integrated Learning Center(ILC.) Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Note: The Main Library will be OPEN as usual.

Additional Power Saving Plan (Sept. 8-30) [September 6, 2011]

From September 8th to 30th, the library will shorten the service hour of computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity. We thank for your cooperation and understanding in advance.
The service hour for October will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

The Reference Service Center will be replaced to the first floor from the ground floor on September 8th.

Due date of holiday check out is Sept. 12 [September 1, 2011]

The due date of Summer Break check out is September 12. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books you borrowed during the following period as soon as possible.

Recover: Book Reservation from OPAC [August 31, 2011]

The book reservatin function from the OPAC(library catalog), which was suspended, has recovered. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Suspended: Book Reservation from OPAC [August 31, 2011]

Due to the trouble of the library system, the book reservatin function from the OPAC(library catalog) is currently suspended. Please use the "MyLibrary" to make a reservation of library materials.

New service from Grammarly, “Grammarly Handbook” and “Grammarly Answers [August 30, 2011]

Grammarly Handbook is a virtual grammar handbook that describes various grammatical rules and offers examples of correct and incorrect use. The rules are broken down into different categories that make the site truly user-friendly. It also shares ideas on academic writing, composition, style, editing, etc.

Grammarly Answers is a free service where users can ask and answer any question related to English grammar and writing. Any person can ask for help there and receive an answer. Additionally, users can try to answer questions themselves and improve their English through explaining concepts to others.

Part of Library Service will be Suspended (Aug. 24-29) [August 8, 2011]

Due to the upgrade of the library system, part of the library service via internet will be suspended from August 24 (Wed.) to 29 (Mon.) Please see the following table for detailed information.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in advance.

Suspended Service Term
MyLibrary Photocopy Service August 24 (Wed.) - 29 (Mon.)
Inter-Library Loan
Book purchase
Due date extension via internet August 26 (Fri.) - 29 (Mon.)
OPAC Book Reservation

Note:Other functions of MyLibrary and OPAC, --including the book search, are all available as usual even during the above term.

Please contact the following URL for any questions or orders of concerning the above services.

Upgrade of OPAC and MyLibrary [August 8, 2011]

OPAC and MyLibrary will be upgraded on August 29 (Mon.)

Please contact the following email address for any questions.

Maintenance of ASRS [August 1, 2011]

During the afternoon of August 19(Fri.), the ASRS(Automated Storage and Retrieval System) may stop for 30min for maintenance.
We will announce at the start and the end of the maintenance by this web page and twitter.

ASRS will be stopped [August 1, 2011]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during following date for the testing of the system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Due to the maintenance, several databases will not be available for the following time [July 29, 2011]

Thank you for your cooperation.

Japanese Classic Literture from JapanKnowledge [July 29, 2011]

The database "JapanKnowledge" has released the following 10 series of Japanese classic literature for its fifth release.

With this addition, total of 43 series are available.
Please access to the following URL for detailed information.
http://www.jkn21.com/contents/intro/koten/cont_kotenkoukai05.html

New function "Create Note" of EBSCOhost [July 29, 2011]

The new function, "Create Note" of EBSCOhost is a tool where you can add, save, and edit personal comment to journal articles.

Please contact to the Reference Service Center for any questions. othmer@icu.ac.jp

The Air-conditioning System in the Main Library [June 30, 2011]

For power saving, the Main Library may be un-air-conditioned during the following period. When it is hot, please use the reading tables on the air-conditioned ground floor in the Othmer Library.
For the power saving plan in September, we will inform you about it as soon as it is finalized.

ASRS in normal operation [June 29, 2011]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. ASRS is running normally as of 11:45. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stops for half day - Jun. 29 [June 29, 2011]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.
We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Inter Library Loan and Photocopy Services during the Summer Period from July 1 to August 31 [June 27, 2011]

You can apply for ILL and photocopy services during the summer period, too.
However, urgent requests for those services will not be accepted because many university libraries may be closed due to summer holidays or other reasons.
Please note that the arrival of copies might be late or in September.
Thank you very much in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Renovation of Microfilm room [June 9, 2011]

The microfilm room of the Main Library will have a construction work from June 30th (Thu.) to the late August, due to the renovation of University Archive Room.
The microfilms will be replaced to the ASRS. If you wish to use the microfilms please use the equipment of Reference Service Center.
There may be a loud noise due to the construction work. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Library Good Manners Week [June 8, 2011]

Between June 13(Mon.) and 18(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners. Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance. Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

RefWorks Workshop [June 8, 2011]

Have ever experienced a problem when you are writing an academic paper and forgot which books or journal articles you used? If you want to manage your bibliographic information easier, "RefWorks" might be the solution. For those of you who are starting on writing a academic paper or if you are looking for a easier way to manage your research materials, why don't you try RefWorks? The ICU Library will hold a "RefWorks Workshop" by inviting a special lecturer from SunMedia Co., Ltd. to help you in understanding the usage of this tool.
If you are interested, please join the workshop. You don't need any reservation.

Note: RefWorks can be used even if you graduate.


<About RefWorks>

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. It has many useful functions.

RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/RefWorks/index-e.htm

Writing Support Desk Non-Reservation Campaign! [June 7, 2011]

Writing Support Desk will hold a"Non-reservation Campaign" from May 16th (Mon.) to 20th (Fri.) lunch time and fourth period. During this time, tutorials will be available without any reservation. Please visit us if you need any support or help in writing your term papers or any academic writings.

Notice about the display, "Paperbacks : Cushiony comfort" [June 6,2011]

The library displays books titled "Paperbacks : Cushiony comfort!" at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them.

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Power Saving Plan for this Summer [June 1, 2011]

Due to the "Basic Plan for Use of Electricity During the Summer" announced by the university, part of the library facilities and service will be changed or will not be available, during July 1 to August 31.
Thank you for your understanding in advance.

The power saving plan for September will be announced as soon as it is decided.

Temporary Open and Closed Days [June 1, 2011]

Due to the university's power saving plan and the Open campus, the library will open and closed for the following days. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

<Open Days>

The Library will be open for the following days.

<Closed Days>

The Library will be closed for the following days.

Trial starts, "Westlaw Japan" [May 30, 2011]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during May to August.
Please access to the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Extension of due date during the Summer Break [May 24, 2011]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Monday, September 12, 2011. We hope you will make use of it.

Change in Power Saving Plan [May 18, 2011]

The service hours of the Othmer Library, ground floor will be extended to the following time. We thank for your cooperation and understanding in advance. The service hours for July will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2011 [May 16, 2011]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2011 can apply for ICU Library Friends from Monday June 13, 2011 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by Tuesday June 7, 2011). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

Notice about the display, "Sharome - Peace of mind, on earth"[May 16, 2011]

The library displays books about "C-Week" at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them.

display

Writing Support Desk Non-Reservation Campaign! [May 10, 2010]

Writing Support Desk will hold a"Non-reservation Campaign" from May 16th (Mon.) to 20th (Fri.) lunch time.
During this time, tutorials will be available without any reservation.
Please visit us if you need any support or help in writing your midterm reports or any academic writings.

To Students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [May 10, 2011]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

Service Hours of Document Supply Center

Power Saving Plan (May - June) [April 29, 2011]

During the period below, the library will shorten the service hours of computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity. We thank for your cooperation and understanding in advance. The service hours for July will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

ASRS in normal operation [April 16, 2011]

The ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) that have been stopped for machine trouble, has recovered. Now 15:30, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS under repair [April 15, 2011]

Due to unexpected trouble, the ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) is not in operation. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

ILL Service Recovered [April 15, 2011]

Global Inter-library loan (ILL) system has recovered. All ILL services are operating normally.

New database, Taiwan nichi nichi shinpo [Apr 14, 2011]

The following database is available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link.

Grammarly Recovered [Apr 14, 2011]

The trouble of Grammarly has recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Grammarly Login

"Cambridge Companions Online" starts [April 8, 2011]

The database "Cambridge Companions Online" has been introduced and is now available.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.

"Cambridge Histories Online" starts [April 8, 2011]

The database "Cambridge Histories Online" has been introduced and is now available.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.

Additional Power Saving Plan (Apr. 8-29) [April 7, 2011]

From April 8th to 29th, the library will shorten the service hour of computers of the Othmer Library GF to save electricity. We thank for your cooperation and understanding in advance. The service hour for May will be announced as soon as it is decided.

<Service Hours of the Othmer Library GF Computers and Printers>

Notification of ILL Service [April 5, 2011]

The Inter-library loan (ILL) service will be operated as usual for the immidiate future. The suspended NII (National Institute of Informatics) operated ILL is has mostly recovered and its services are stablized.
However the operation for abroad are still suspended, except for British Library. We ask for your understanding and thank for your cooperation in advance.

Restoration of NII's Services, CiNii, WebcatPlus, etc. [April 5, 2011]

NII's services has restored in full. At present, the following services are available; CiNii, KAKEN, NacsisWebcat, GeNii, JAIRO, WebcatPlus.

New database, ICPSR [April 1, 2011]

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) is now available.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.

All-New ProQuest Platform [March 31, 2011]

ProQuest and CSA have been integrated to All-New ProQuest Platform from April 1, 2011. You can see it from the link below.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.

Temporary Suspension of Library Homepage [March 31, 2011]

Due to the continuation of the library homepage server relocation, the library homepage will be suspended during the following time. Please access the subscribed databases from the following URL during this suspension. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Note: The library homepage will be available after the above time. However there may be a temporary access problem from outside of campus.

CiNii & WebcatPlus may be Suspended [March 31, 2011]

Due to the planned power outage, the services of National Institute of Informatics (NII) is operating intermittently. The following service (database, book search, etc.) of NII may not be available.

<Operating intermittently>

(Suspended during the planned power outage)

<Suspended>

(Not operating)

Please see the following web page for detailed information. Availability Calendar for the NII content services (updated as needed)

Notification of ILL Service [March 31, 2011]

The Inter-library loan (ILL) service may not be operated punctually, due to the planned power outage. The NII (National Institute of Informatics) operated ILL system is located at Chiba-city where there is a planned power outage scheduled.

Even when the order is "URGENT", the library cannot deliver as hoped. Also, the order to abroad cannot be done (except for British Library.) We ask for your understanding and thank for your cooperation in advance.

Library Homepage Maintenance [March 30, 2011]

The library homepage will be suspended during the following time, due to the server relocation. Please access the subscribed databases from the following URL during this suspension.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

The digital version of 19th/ 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers [March 28, 2011]

The digital version of 19th/ 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers is now available. You can search full-text of the papers.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link.
Remote access is also available.

The library will be open from March 28th (Mon.) [March 25, 2011]

Please see the following URL for service hours for April 8th and on.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Calendar/index-e.htm
We ask for your help in saving electricity during your stay in the library.

Request for cooperation of power saving [March 28, 2011]

We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to the Tohoku-Pacific Ocian Earthquake victims.

The massive earthquake and Tsunami hit Tohoku District, and in eastern Japan, we face serious electric power shortage. Therefore, power saving and interruption of power supply have been held every day on a broad scale.

At ICU Library, the plans for power saving have been held since today. For in details, please see "News" of ICU Library Home page, notices, and Twitter Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please save your data when editing in the campus [March 25, 2011]

Please save your data when editing in the campus There may be a frequent momentary loss of power due to the power outage. Please maintain the latest version when you are using the computers of ILC or the Othmer Library.

Due date of holiday check out is Apr. 13 [March 22, 2011]

The due date of Spring Break check out is April 13. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books you borrowed during the following period as soon as possible.

Planned Power Outages (Library) [March 18, 2011]

The servers related to the library services will be suspended during Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays, due to the Planned Power Outages. For this suspension, a temporary web page of the library is built on W3 (operating during the power outage) for accessing subscribed databases. Please access the following URL during the suspension.

ILL & Photocopy Service Suspended [March 15, 2011]

We are sorry with all our heart to the damage by the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake. As noticed by the press report, by this earthquake disaster, the Tokyo Electric Power Company will operate a planned brownout. Due to this operation, the library will be closed until March 31st.

Inter-library loan and photocopy service will be also suspend until March 31st.

Please contact library@icu.ac.jp for the above service. However we may not be able to answer to you order immediately. We ask for your understanding and thank for your cooperation in advance.

Closed until March 31 [March 14, 2011]

Due to the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake, the university library will be closed until March 31. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank for your understanding in advance.

Webserver maintenance Mar. 15 [March 10, 2011]

Due to the webserver maintenance, the library webpage will not be available during the following time. Thank you for your understanding and cooporation in advance.

Note:Library OPAC and Database will be available as usual.

ASRS will be stopped [March 10, 2011]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during following date for the testing of the system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

The Interlibrary Loan service will be suspended [March 9, 2011]

The Interlibrary Loan service will be suspended from March 15th 16:00, due to the service limitation of the other libraries by budgets limits or actual service suspension. Also, even the order is received, the delivery may be postponed until April 1st. Photocopy Orders will be available within the above days. However the delivery may be delayed or postponed until April 1st. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Library Homepage Recovered[February 17, 2011]

The arrest of Library homepage and Internet service that has continued since last night (February 16(Wed.)) had recovered on February 17(Thu.) 8:25 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. The OPAC, MyLibrary services, and ICU database are now all available.

Library Good Manners Week [February 9, 2011]

Between February 14(Mon.) and 19(Sat.), the Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners. Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance. Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

Grammarly Recovered[Feb 8, 2011]

The temporary trouble of Grammarly has recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Few students have reported the trouble of creating new account. Please wait just a little longer since we are inquiring with the distributor. If you are in a hurry, you can contact the Reference Service Center.

Grammarly Login

To Graduating students using RefWorks [February 4, 2011]

Friends membership for students graduating in March 2011 [February 3, 2011]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in March 2011 can apply for ICU Library Friends after Monday March 7 2011. ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

To Students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [February 3, 2011]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

Service Hours of Document Supply Center

Extension of due date during the Spring Break [February 2, 2011]

ICU students can borrow books over longer periods during the following period. The due date will be Wednesday, April 13, 2011. We hope you will make use of it.

ArticleFinder will be temporarily unavailable [February 1, 2011]

ArticleFinder will be temporarily unavailable due to update during the following time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, "Manga!Manga!Manga!" [February 1, 2011]

The library displays books about "Manga" at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them.

The Poster View of Galileo Galilei and Paradigm Shifts

Grammarly is now partially available [January 20, 2011]

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience of Grammarly. Even though the issue has not been fully resolved, we've confirmed that Grammarly is now available from the following URL except for the computers of Othmer Library and ILC. We would like you to access from here at the moment, if you are using your personal computer.

Grammarly Login (Access available except students' PC)

Unfortunately, there are no prospects for the restoration yet. We will continue to stay in close contact with the distributor, please wait just a little longer.

We will notify you when the system is restored. Thank you for your cooperation.

Grammarly Recovered[Jan 18, 2011]

The temporary trouble of Grammarly has recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please be advised that the login URL has been changed at the restoration.

Grammarly Login

Grammarly is now partially available [January 14, 2011]

We apologize for the inconvenience of Grammarly. Even though the issue has not been fully resolved, we've confirmed that Grammarly is now available from the following URL except for the computers of Othmer Library and ILC. We would like you to access from here at the moment, if you are using your personal computer.

Grammarly Login (Access available except students' PC)

Unfortunately, there are no prospects for the restoration yet. We will continue to stay in close contact with the distributor, please wait just a little longer.

We will notify you when the system is restored. Thank you for your cooperation.

Close at 13:00 Jan. 14th [January 14, 2011]

On January 14th, due to the preparation of the national university entrance examination, the Library will be open within the following hours.

Self check out machine, computers and printers of Othmer Library, and ASRS are availabe until 12:45.

Due date of holiday check out is Jan. 12 [January 7, 2011]

The due date of New Year holiday check out is approaching. Please check your MyLibrary and return or renew books you borrowed during the following period.

Notice about the display, "Galileo Galilei and Paradigm Shifts"[January 6, 2011]

The library displays books about Galileo Galilei and paradigm shifts at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them.

The Poster View of Galileo Galilei and Paradigm Shifts

Announcement of Service Suspension [December 21, 2010]

Due to Winter vacation, services of "Letter of Introduction" and "Q&A (Questions? Ask a Librarian!)" will be suspended from December 22, 2010 noon.
Services will be resumed from January 6, 2010.

Trial starts, "Cambridge Companions Online" [December 17, 2010]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during December.
Please access to the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Trial starts, "Cambridge Histories Online" [December 17, 2010]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during December.
Please access to the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Service Days Extension during the Spring Break [December 9, 2010]

The library will extend its service days during the following days during the Spring Break of 2011. All weekdays of March will be open.

Note: March 21st will be closed for National Holiday.

Year-end and new year extension of due date for undergraduate students [December 9, 2010]

Undergraduate students can borrow books over longer periods from December 9, 2010 to December 22, 2010. The due date will be Wednesday, January 12, 2011. We hope you will make use of it.

SentenceWorks is now Grammarly [December 7, 2010]

"SentenceWorks"--an automated grammar tutor and writing revision tool, has changed its name to "Grammarly." Its function is the same as SentenceWokrs.

Grammarly
http://www.grammarly.com/edu/

Notice about the display, "An Introduction to Academic Writing" [December 1, 2010]

The library displays books about Academic Writing at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them.

The Poster View of Writing Support Desk

ILL service stops Dec. 1 - Jan. 6 [Nov. 29, 2010]

Interlibrary loan book service will be stopped from December 1, 2010 to January 6, 2011.
The service restarts on January 7.
We could introduce alternative services (photocopy services and letter of introduction) during Interlibrary loan book service stops (Dec. 1 - Jan. 6).
Please consult at Reference Service Center when you need to get materials urgently.

ASRS in normal operation [November 20, 2010]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. ASRS is running normally as of 10:20. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stops for half day - Nov. 20 [November 20, 2010]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Notice about the display, "What is biodiversity?" [November 10, 2010]

The library displays books about biodiversity at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them.

The Poster View of Biodiversity

New database, Osiris [November 9, 2010]

The database Osiris of Bureau van Dijk has been introduced and is now available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Writing Support Desk [November 8, 2010]

The Remote access service, which has been stopped for maintenance work, had The Writing Support Desk(WSD) will be newly-created in the Othmer Library and its service will start from this Winter term.

WSD will provide tutorials for undergraduate students and help in constructing academic writings and collecting necessary materials. In the tutorial, the graduate student tutor will help you grow as a effective academic writer.

Tutorial of WSD is an advance reservation only-service. We are looking forward for your apply.

<Here is the detailed information (Japanese only)>

http://w3.icu.ac.jp/lib/WSD/WritingSupportDesk.htm

<Graduate Students Wanted!>

WSD is wanting an ICU graduate students as a tutor with Japanese communication skill. If you are interested, please apply from "チューター募集 ICU大学院生のみ" of the above URL.

RefWorks & ArticleFinder Workshop [November 5, 2010]

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles. ArticleFinder is a function which presents links for finding articles and journals you are searching among the enormous information.

Reservation or application is not necessary. However we appreciate if you would register RefWorks to make your own account from below, before attending this workshop.
RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/RefWorks/index-e.htm

Part of Library WebService will STOP Nov. 22 [November 5, 2010]

Due to Library system maintenance, the ICU OPAC will not be available during the following time. Thank you for your understanding and cooporation in advance.

<Services that will stop>

Note:Library Homepage and Database will be available as usual.

Remote Access to DB has recovered [November 5, 2010]

The Remote access service, which has been stopped for maintenance work, had recovered. Currently (Nov. 5th 9:20), the service is normally operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Remote Access will not be Available [November 2, 2010]

Remote access to subscribed databases will not be available due to maintenance during the following time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Trial starts, "Cambridge Books Online" [November 1, 2010]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during November.
Please access to the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

No Bicycle Parking Campaign [November 1, 2010]

There are ICU library users with disabilities.
For these users, the bicycles parked in front of the library entrance constitute a serious obstacle and may cause injury. We ask for your help and consideration of others to maintain a safe library environment for all users.

The library will have a "No Bicycle Parking Campaign" during the following period.

Please park your bicycle at the designated parking area near Honkan orthe school Administration Building.
Please refrain from parking in front of the entrance of the Main Library (including the slope way) and the Othmer Library.

To RefWorks Users [October 25, 2010]

"Group code" will be updated on the following day. The Group code is necessary to access from outside of ICU network.

New database, International Bibliography of Art [October 12, 2010]

The database International Bibliography of Art has been introduced and is now available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Notice about the display, "Ikuo Kameyama and Dostoevskii" [October 6, 2010]

Prof.Ikuo Kameyama (1949-) is a scholar of Russian literature, especially Fyodor Dostoevskii, and a president of Tokyo university of foreign studies. The library displays books written by president Kameyama and books about Dostoevskii at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them with other lecture, held at Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing, Oct. 19, Tue.

The Poster View of Ikuo Kameyama and Dostoevskii

Library Network Service Stops on September 23 (Thur.) [September 17, 2010]

All library network services stop due to campus electric work during following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students" [September 6, 2010]

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students," some books, videos and DVDs on Japanese culture and daily life in Japan are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

No More "Login to PrintSystem" [August 31, 2010]

From September 1st, "Login to Printsystem" is eliminated. By the login to the computer of Othmer Library, printing from the school "PrintingSystem" printers is available.

Closed August 14 - 31 [August 12, 2010]

ICU Library will be closed during the following date. The next open day will be from September 1(Tue.) Thank you for your understanding.

Repair Work of the Bathrooms [July 13, 2010]

During the period designated below, Repair Work of the bathrooms of the Main Library is to be conducted. During this repair work, please use the bathrooms of the Othmer Library. Please note that loud noise may occur from July 20(Tu.) to July 23(Fri.). We ask for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS in normal operation [June 30, 2010]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. ASRS is running normally as of 12:30. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stops for half day - Jun. 30 [June 23, 2010]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Inter Library Loan and Photocopy Services during the summer [June 18, 2010]

ILL service will be stopped from July 5 to August 31. Orders received before July 4, arrival of books might be in September. Photocopy service will keep on during the summer. Arrival of copies might be inSeptember.

Sentenceworks (an automated writing revision tool) is now available! [June 9, 2010]

Writing Support by Sentenceworks is now available to all students, faculty and staff. Sentenceworks is an automated grammar tutor and writing revision tool for academic writing.

To access the program, go to Sentenceworks and register using your institutional email address (students: cXXXXXXx@yamata.icu.ac.jp , faculty & staff XXXXXX@icu.ac.jp ). Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Click on the link in the confirmation email and your will have full access to Sentenceworks.

For the detailed information on Sentenceworks, please see the Sentenceworks home page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Searvice Center.othmer@icu.ac.jp.

RefWorks & ArticleFinder Workshop [June 3, 2010]

RefWorks is a web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting database sources in a research paper. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles. ArticleFinder is a function which presents links for finding articles and journals you are searching among the enormous information.

Reservation or application is not necessary. However we appreciate if you would register RefWorks to make your own account from below, before attending this workshop.
RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/RefWorks/index-e.htm

Library Good Manners Week [June 2, 2010]

Between June 7(Mon.) and 12(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners. Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance. Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

To Students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [May 25, 2010]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

Service Hours of Document Supply Center

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2010 [May 25, 2010]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2010 can apply for ICU Library Friends after Thursday June 10, 2010 (Before anything else, they need to return all library books and pay overdue fine by June 7, 2010). ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

New database, OECD iLibrary[May 13, 2010]

The database OECD iLibrary has been introduced and is now available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for C-Week" [May 11, 2010]

Under the theme of "Calling", those books which are very helpful to understand the lectures held in the week are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

SPSS is Available. [April 26, 2010]

Statistical analysis computer software, SPSS is available at the Othmer Library computers. It can be used at any Windows computers.

  Softwares

You will need a special knowledge for using this software. Please ask your course faculties for its usage. ICU Library Staff cannot support.

RefShare of RefWorks is now available. [April 22, 2010]

RefShare of RefWorks is now available. RefShare is a module of RefWoks that allows you to easily share a folder of references or your entire RefWorks database. Please use RefShare to share your research in group learning and collaborative research. Professors can provide the bibliography of course materials to students using RefShare.
You can choose to share any file attachments stored with your references. Please be sure to first verify that sharing the information with the person you choose is not prohibited by any licensing and/or copyright restrictions. If you have any questions about RefShare, please feel free to contact us at the Reference Searvice Center. othmer@icu.ac.jp
For the way to use RefShare, please see the following site.

Tutorial RefShare
http://www.refworks.com/tutorial/RefShare%20User%20tutorial.htm

SAGE Premier starts [April 20, 2010]

The database SAGE Publication (SAGE Premier) has been introduced and is now available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Starting Opening on Saturday Nights and Sunday Afternoons[April 9, 2010]

The Library will be starting opening on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons during the term. Since the limited service will be offered, please check the detailed service at the following URL.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Calendar/ServiceHours-e/index-e.htm

<Changes on the Open Hours>
        AY2009     from AY2010
Saturdays: 9:00~16:30   9:00~20:00
Sundays:    Closed    13:00~19:00 *1, *2

*1 Other Library is closed on Sundays.
*2 Only for ICU students, faculties and staff

The fee-based database, Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) has not been available but the free version of BHA has been available since April 1[April 2, 2010]

<The fee-based BHA>
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) will not be available from April 1, 2010 because the sales company of BHA decided to stop selling BHA.
From this day forth, please use the database, "Humanities International Index" of EBSCOhost when you need to use a database in the field of art.

<The free BHA>
As of April 1, 2010, the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) from 1990 to 2009 is available free of charge on the Getty Web site.
You can use BHA (free) via "databases" link of the ICU Library HP.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students" [April 1, 2010]

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students," those books which are very helpful to new students are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

NAXOS Music Library starts [April 1, 2010]

Following its trial, the database NAXOS Music Library has been introduced and is now available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Philosopher's Index starts [April 1, 2010]

Following its trial, the database Philosopher's Index has been introduced and is now available. Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) will not be available from April 1[March 26, 2010]

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) will not be available from April 1, 2010 because the sales company of BHA decided to stop selling BHA.
From this day forth, please use the database, "Humanities International Index" of EBSCOhost when you need to use a database in the field of art.

New database, Asahi Shinbun “Kikuzou II Visual“ [April 1, 2010]

We offer the new database, Asahi Shinbun “Kikuzou II Visual“.
Please access to it via the "Databases" link. http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm
This database is limited to 2 simultaneoususers, please logout when finished using.
Please note that the RemoteAccess is not available due to change in the contract from this April.

New database, Yomidasu Rekishikan [March 23, 2010]

We offer the new database, "Yomidasu Rekishikan" Please access to it via the "Databases" link.
Remote access to it is also available.http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Closed Mar. 20 - 31 [March 18, 2010]

ICU Library will be closed during the following date. The next open day will be from April 1(Thu.) Thank you for your understanding.

Notice of March 31 Interlibrary Photocopy service suspension [March 17,2010]

Photocopy service will be suspended from March 30 16:00 to April 1 10:00 due to specific operation for next academic year.
Forurgent photocopy orders, please e-mail to libdoc@icu.ac.jp

Eighteenth Century Collections Online(ECCO), Trial starts [March 2, 2010]

We will offer a free trial of the following database from March 1 to April 30. Please access the Library front page, and click "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

NAXOS Music Library , Trial starts [March 2, 2010]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during March. Please access the Library front page, and click "Databases" link.Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Philosopher's Index, Trial starts [March 2, 2010]

We will offer a free trial of the following database during March. Please access the Library front page, and click "Databases" link. Remote access is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice of spring-time Interlibrary Loan service suspension [February 23,2010]

The Interlibrary Loan service will be suspended from Feburary 28th 16:00, due to the service limitation of the other libraries by budgets limits or actual service suspension. Also, even the order is recieved, the delivery may be postponed until April 1st. Photocopy Orders will be available within the above days. However the delivery may be delaied or postponed until April 1st. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

New database, Bibliography of British and Irish History(BBIH) [February 19, 2010]

We offer the new database, Bibliography of British and Irish History(BBIH). Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access to it is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

Waterproof Improvement Work (from March 3 till April 8) [February 16, 2010]

Waterproof improvement work will take place during the following period on the terrace of the second floor, Main Library. Library services will be available as usual. Some noise will be expected. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

[Period for the Waterproof Improvement Work]
From March 3 (Thurs) till April 8 (Thurs)

Smoking area of the Library will be closed from March 3 till April 8 due to waterproof improvement work. [February 16, 2010]

Please be reminded that the smoking area on the second floor of the Main Library will be closed due to waterproof improvement work from March 3 till April 8.

Friends membership for students graduating in March 2010 [February 16, 2010]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in March 2010 can apply for ICU Library Friends after Monday March 8 2010. ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

To Students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [February 16, 2010]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

Necessary Procedures

Service Hours of Document Supply Center

To Graduating students using RefWorks [February 4, 2010]

ProQuest will not be available from 12:00 on Jan. 31 (Sun.) to 0:00 on Feb. 1 (Mon.) [January 20, 2010]

ProQuest will not be available due to maintenance during the following time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

[Period for the Maintenance of ProQuest]
Jan. 31, 2010 (Sun.) 12:00 to Feb. 1 (Mon.) 0:00

ScienceDirect will not be available from 22:00 on Jan. 23 (Sat.) to 10:00 on Jan. 24 (Sun.) [January 19, 2010]

ScienceDirect will not be available due to maintenance during the following time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

[Period for the Maintenance of ScienceDirect]
Jan. 23, 2010 (Sat.) 22:00 to Jan. 24 (Sun.) 10:00

The Library will be Closed at 13:00 on Jan. 15th [January 14, 2009]

On January 15th, due to the preparation of the national university entrance examination, the Library will be closed at 13:00.

[Library Schedule on January 15th (Fri.)]

Special Exhibition: "Banks' Florilegium - from the Newly Acquired ICU Library Collection" [January 13, 2010]

The exhibition of Sir Joseph Banks' famous prints of flowers and plants in Australia started. Total of 180 plates are exhibited at the Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum and the Othmer Library.

Notice about the book display, "Sir Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook : The Age of Adventure Voyage" [January 13, 2010]

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was a British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage to the pacific ocean (1768-1771), and returned with many botanical specimens.

ICU library displays the books about them at the display corner on the first floor of the main library. Please enjoy them with other exhibits, held at the Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum and on the first floor of the Othmer Library.

Announcement of Service Suspension [December 21, 2009]

Due to Winter vacation, services of "Letter of Introduction" and "Q&A (Questions? Ask a Librarian!)" will be suspended from December 22, 2009 noon.
Services will be resumed from January 6, 2010.

Year-end schedule of Photocopy Service [Dec 21, 2009]

Photocopy Service ends at 4pm on December 22.
Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly, arrival of copies might be after Jan 6, 2010.
The service restarts at 1pm on January 6, 2010.

Wiley InterScience will not be available from 18:00 to 19:00 on Dec. 21, 2009 (Mon.) [Dec. 19, 2009]

Wiley InterScience will not be available due to maintenance during the following time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

[Period for the Maintenance of Wiley InterScience]
18:00 to 19:00, Dec. 21, 2009 (Mon.)

RefWorks will not be available from Jan. 2, 2010 (Sat.) 18:00 to Jan. 3, 2010 (Sun.) 0:00 [Dec. 19, 2009]

Due to change in its server, RefWorks will not be available during the following time and date. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

[Time and date when RefWorks is not available]
Jan. 2, 2010 (Sat.) 18:00 to Jan. 3, 2010 (Sun.) 0:00

ArticleFinder is restored [Dec. 18, 2009]

ArticleFinder that has not been available due to link troubles, is restored as of 15:30, Dec. 18.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

[Time and date when ArticleFinder is not available]
Dec. 17, 2009 (Th.) 19:00 to Dec. 18, 2009 (Fri.)6:00

ArticleFinder is not available [Dec. 18, 2009]

Due to the maintenance on Dec.17th for its server, ArticleFinder is not available from the subscribed database. The system will recover by today.
However we do not know the exact time. We appologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

ArticleFinder is not available from Dec. 17, 2009 (Th.) 19:00 to Dec. 18, 2009 (Fri.)6:00 [Dec. 16, 2009]

Due to maintenance for its server, ArticleFinder is not available during the following time and date. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

[Time and date when ArticleFinder is not available]
Dec. 17, 2009 (Th.) 19:00 to Dec. 18, 2009 (Fri.)6:00

ILL service stops Dec. 1 - Jan. 6 [Nov 25, 2009]

Interlibrary loan book service will be stopped from December 1, 2009 to January 6, 2010. The service restarts on January 7. We could introduce alternative services (photocopy services and letter of introduction) during Interlibrary loan book service stops (Dec. 1 - Jan. 6). Please consult at Reference Service Center when you need to get materials urgently.

Notice about the display, "On the Movie, 'The Right to Philosophy' Directed by Dr. Yuji Nishiyama," Screening of the Movie, and a Discussion Session, [December 14, 2009]

"Dr. Yuji Nishiyama (Univ. of Tokyo) will come to ICU on Monday 21st of December and will show the documentary DVD, "The Right to Philosophy: The Footsteps of the International College of Philosophy" which he created. For the preparation of this occasion, related books are displayed in the library.
After the DVD, there will be a discussion about university and its organization referring to the challenge of the International College of Philosophy." ----- Dr. Yoshinori Sano (planner of this display)

The schedules for the display, screening of the movie, and a discussion session are as follows. Please come and join us.

ASRS in normal operation [Nov 25, 2009]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. ASRS is running normally as of 12:30. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stops for half day - Nov. 25 [Nov 25, 2009]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Fire Drill - Nov. 25 [November 18, 2009]

Fire Drill will take place on the following date and time.

All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to the exit of Othmer Library. The library will be available after the drill is completed.

[NOTICE]

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Notice about the display, "Dr. Arimichi Ebisawa, Giant of the Historical Studies of Christianity" and the exhibition, "Images of Japan Introduced to Foreign Lands and vice versa: How did the print medium carry the information?" [November 19, 2009]

Under the theme of "Dr. Arimichi Ebisawa, Giant of the Historical Studies of Christianity," the collection of his works is being displayed on the first floor of the main library. The late Dr. Ebisawa, the former professor at ICU was one of the founders of the Society of Historical Studies of Christianity in Japan. The 60th Anniversary convention of the society will be held on November 21 and 22 at ICU.

In addition, the exhibition, "Images of Japan Introduced to Foreign Lands and vice versa: How did the print medium carry the information?" is being displayed on the first floor of the Othmer library.

Please come and take a look.

OPAC ASRS Maintenance [November 11, 2009]

The ICU WebOPAC, Self-Checkout machine and the ASRS will not beavailable from 18:00 for 15min., today --Nov. 11th. During this time, anurgent maintenance will take place. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.

New database, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online [November 4, 2009]

We offer the new database, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online, the online version for the title with the full searchability and accessibility of the Internet. Please access to it via the "Databases" link. Remote access to it is also available.
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Databases/index-e.htm

RefWorks Workshop [October 30, 2009]

Haven't you ever in a situation where you can't find bibliographic data that you quote in your paper, or you can't convert whole bibliography into different writing styles, APA, Chicago, and so on? RefWorks is the solution. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles.

Reservation or application is not necessary. However we appreciate if you would register RefWorks to make your own account from below, before attending this workshop.
RefWorks http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/RefWorks/index-e.htm

Notice about the display, "Those Photo Collections invite you to the contemporary Japan Photography world: VIVO~provoke~and Present" [October 20, 2009]

Under the theme of "Those Photo Collections invite you to the contemporary Japan Photography world: VIVO~provoke~and Present," some photo collections are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

"Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Collection" Digital Archive [October 1, 2009]

The ICU Library had been preparing the digitalized archive of "Kanzo Uchimura Memorial collection" for academic and research use. The digitalized materials, such as autograph copy, letter, and photographs of "Kanzo Uchimura Memorial Collection" will be publicized from October 1st on ICU Library website. Please access from the "Kanzo Uchimura memorial Collection."
http://www-lib.icu.ac.jp/Uchimura/index-e.htm

Library Network Service Stops on September 23 (Wed.) [September 15, 2009]

All library network services stop due to campus electric work during following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS in normal operation [September 15, 2009]

The ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) that have been stopped for machine trouble, has recovered finished. Now 10:30, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS under repair[September 15, 2009]

Due to unexpected trouble, the ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) is not in operation. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Caution for Theft Items [September 8, 2009]

On Sept. 8th, around 11a.m., 2 personal computers were stolen at the second floor carrels of the Main Library. Both computers were stolen when the owners were off the seat.

Please be careful when you leave your seat.
Thank you for your understanding and cooporation.

If you see anyone suspicious inside of the building, please call the Library Staff right away.

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students" [September 2, 2009]

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students," some books, videos and DVDs on Japanese language and culture are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

Philosopher's Index, Trial starts [September 1, 2009]

We will offer a free trial of the following database from September 1 to September 30. Please access the Library front page, and click "Databases" link. Remote access to it is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online, Trial starts [September 1, 2009]

We will offer a free trial of the following database from September 1 to October 31. Please access the Library front page, and click "Databases" link. Remote access to it is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ArticleFinder (a system that help you navigate databases to find full texts) goes into operation [September 1, 2009]

From September 1, ArticleFinder goes into operation.

The number of e-journal titles available at ICU Library has increased up to 10,000 titles or more, and the number of articles contained in them is enormous. ArticleFinder is to present links for finding articles and journals you are searching.

For further information on ArticleFinder, please see "ArticleFinder" . Your views and comments on ArticleFinder are welcome.
Please send them to othmer@icu.ac.jp .

Second & Ground floor Service Hours Extended [August 15, 2009]

The library service hours will extended from September 7th. Currently during the "In Term" period, the ground floor and the second floor of the library closed at 19:30. It will be extended until 21:30.

<New Service Hours for In Term>

ASRS service will be the same; until 19:30.

Closed August 15 - 31 [August 13, 2009]

ICU Library will be closed during the following date. The next open day will be from September 1(Tue.) Thank you for your understanding.

The name of the system that helps you navigate databases to find full texts has been changed from Journal Finder to ArticleFinder. [August 10, 2009]

The name of the system that helps you navigate databases to find full texts has been changed from Journal Finder to ArticleFinder. The Icon for this service has also been changed from to

The number of e-journal titles available at ICU Library has increased up to 10,000 or more, and the number of articles contained in them is enormous. ArticleFinder is to present links for finding articles and journals you are searching from the enormous information.

For further information on ArticleFinder, please see "ArticleFinder" . Your views and comments on ArticleFinder are welcome.
Please send them to othmer@icu.ac.jp .

Communication & Mass Media Complete, Trial starts [August 1, 2009]

We will offer free trials of the following databases from August 1 to September 30. Please access the Library front page, and click "Databases" link. Remote access to them is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Literary Reference Center, Trial starts [August 1, 2009]

We will offer free trials of the following databases from August 1 to September 30. Please access the Library front page, and click "Databases" link. Remote access to them is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Academic Search Premier and SocINDEX, Trials start [August 1, 2009]

We will offer free trials of the following databases from August 1 to September 30. Please access the Library front page, click "Databases" link and click EBSCOhost. The links to the databases in the trial appears. Remote access to them is also available.
Please send your views and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp.Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Limitation of Use of Journals due to the Construction Work for Earthquake Retrofit [Jul. 16, 2009]

Please note that you cannot use all of the back issues of the journals due to the construction work for earthquake retrofit.

The call numbers for the journals that are not available:
Call No. P000~P105/ R47, P368.05/B911~P999

The period during which those journals are not available:
June 17 (Wed.) until September 5 (Sat.), 2009

For any further questions, please contact us at the Reference Service Center (othmer@icu.ac.jp ).

ASRS in normal operation [Jul. 7, 2009]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. Now 12:00, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stops for half day on July 7 [July 2, 2009]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Journal Finder (a system that help you navigate databases to find full texts) trial starts [July 1, 2009]

From July, Journal Finder (a system that help you navigate databases to find full texts) trial starts. The trial period is two months.

The number of e-journal titles available at ICU Library has increased up to 10,000 titles or more, and the number of articles contained in those e-journals is enormous. Journal Finder is to present a tabulated link list for finding articles and journals you are searching. In general, we refer to a product offering such services as Link Resolver. Journal Finder is a kind of Link Resolver.

For further information on Journal Finder, please see "Journal Finder (a system that help you navigate databases to find full texts)" . Your views and comments on Journal Finder are welcome. Please send them to othmer@icu.ac.jp .

To RefWorks Users [June 24, 2009]

"Group code" will be updated on the following day. The Group code is necessary to access from outside of ICU network.

Friends membership for students graduating in June 2009 [June 24, 2009]

Students graduating ICU College of Liberal Arts or ICU Graduate School in June 2009 can apply for ICU Library Friends after Wednesday June 24 2009. ICU Library Friends membership allows them to borrow books after graduation. For more information, please read the following page.

Inter Library Loan and Photocopy Services during Summer (July 4 - August 31) [June 15, 2009]

ILL service will be stopped from July 4 to August 31. Orders received before July 3, arrival of books might be in September. Photocopy service will keep on during summer. Arrival of copies might be in September.

OPAC will STOP [June 9, 2009]

Due to Library system maintenance, the ICU OPAC will not be available during the following time. Thank you for your understanding and cooporation in advance.

Library Good Manners Week [June 4, 2009]

Between June 8(Mon.) and 13(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners. Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance. Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

RefWorks Workshop on June 29[June 1, 2009]

Haven't you ever in a situation where you can't find bibliographic data that you quote in your paper, or you can't convert whole bibliography into different writing styles, APA, Chicago, and so on?
RefWorks is the solution. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles.

Reservation or application is not necessary. However we appreciate if you would register RefWorks to make your own account from below, before attending this workshop.

Library Homepage Recovered[May 30, 2009]

The arrest of Library homepage and internet service that has continued for May 29(Fri.) had recovered on May 30(Sat.) 11:00a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. The OPAC, MyLibrary services, and ICU database are now all available.

Construction Work for Earthquake Retrofit of the Library Building (Notice) [May 29, 2009]

Construction work for earthquake retrofit of the Library building will be conducted from June 26 (Fri.) until September 4 (Fri.), 2009.
For this reason, arrangement of the bookshelves will be partially changed.
The information concerning the construction area and rearrangement of the bookshelves will be announced later.
We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

To Students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [May 29, 2009]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

<Necessary Procedures>

<Service Hours ofDocument Supply Center>

<To RefWorks Users>

Students who have graduated or left ICU, cannot use RefWorks service based on ICU contract. If you plan to continue using the service, please purchase RefWorks individually. Your present records can be transferred to the individual account by using RefWorks tools. Please see the folling URL of ICU Library Homepage for detail steps on purchaseing RefWorks and transferring record data.

Notice about the book display for the C-Week entitled "Memento Mori" [May 7, 2009]

Those books on the C-Week theme, "Memento Mori," are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

New database, Archive of IDE Publications [April 16, 2009]

The new database, Archive of IDE Publications, provides electronic documents concerning issues on developing countries published by Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization. Full-text of the documents are available. Access from outside of Campus is possible too. Please access to it from "Databases" page.

EEBO, the addition of full-text search function [April 4, 2009]

From April, full-text search by keywords is available on the database, EEBO (Early English Books Online).

Notice about the display, "Book Fair for New Students" [April 2, 2009]

Under the theme of "Book Fair for New Students," those books which are very helpful to new students are to be found on the bookshelf for display on the first floor of the Main Library. Please come and take a look.

Interlibrary access with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Library [April 2, 2009]

We have launched interlibrary access with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Library. ICU members can borrow books from TUFS (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Library after registration. Please see the following pages for further informaiton.

iMac in Preparation [April 1, 2009]

Due to the replacement of the computers in the library, iMac are still in preparation. We will announce again when they are ready for service. For Apple computers, please use the computers available at the Integrated Learning Center. We appologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

New database, British National Corpus [March 16, 2009]

The new database, British National Corpus, is a synchronic British English corpus comprising over 100 million orthographic words in 4,054 texts, and is now available. Please access to it from "Databases" page.

Notice of March 31 Interlibrary Photocopy service suspension [March 13, 2009]

Photocopy service will be suspended from March 30 16:00 to April 1 10:00 due to specific operation for next academic year. For urgent photocopy orders, please e-mail to "libdoc@icu.ac.jp".

Japanese law database [March 13, 2009]

The following database is available. Please access to them from "Databases" page.

Notice of spring-time Interlibrary Loan service suspension [February 25, 2009]

The Interlibrary Loan service will be suspended from Feburary 28th 16:00, due to the service limitation of the other libraries by budgets limits or actual service suspension. Also, even the order is recieved, the delivery may be postponed until April 1st. Photocopy Orders will be available within the above days. However the delivery may be delaied or postponed until April 1st. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

The web version of SciFinder [February 25, 2009]

The new web version of SciFinder is available. SciFinder is online edition of Chemical Abstracts. You do not need to download SciFinder software any more. You can access both the web and client versions (SciFinder Scholar 2007) until the end of April, 2009. After May 1, 2009, SciFinder Scholar 2007 for Windows and Macintosh will be no longer available. Please access the web version from Library top page, "Databases" menu.

Trial of Yomiuri Shimbun database [February 12, 2009]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please access it from Library top page, "Databases" menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on March 31, 2009. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

New ejournals [February 12, 2009]

The following ejournal services are available. Please access to them from "Databases" page.

Closed Feb. 6-7 [January 30, 2009]

Due to the April Admissions Tests, the Library will be closed on the following days. Thank you for your understanding.

Trial of dictionary databases [January 23, 2009]

We are now offering free trial of the following databases. Please access it from Library top page, Databases menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on February 26, 2009. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

RefWorks ENGLISH Workshop on Feb. 3[January 20, 2009]

Haven't you ever in a situation where you can't find bibliographic data that you quote in your paper, or you can't convert whole bibliography into different writing styles, APA, Chicago, and so on?
RefWorks is the solution. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles.

Reservation or application is not necessary. However we appreciate if you would register RefWorks to make your own account from below, before attending this workshop.

Another trial of e-book [January 9, 2009]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please access it from Library top page, Databases menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on February 12, 2009. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Close at 12:30 Jan. 16th [January 13, 2009]

On January 16th, due to the preparation of the national university entrance examination, the Library will be open within the following hours.

Self check out machine, Document Supply Center, computers and printers of Othmer Library, ASRS, and Reference Service Center are availabe until noon.

Trial of Japanese law database [January 9, 2009]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please access it from Library top page, Databases menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on February 7, 2009. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Trial of reference e-book [January 6, 2009]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please access it from Library top page, Databases menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on March 3, 2009. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

New database [Dec 24, 2008]

The following database is available. Please access from "Databases" page.

Year-end schedule of Photocopy Service [Dec 8, 2008]

Photocopy Service ends at 4pm on December 22. Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly, arrival of copies might be after Jan 6, 2009. The service restarts at 1pm on January 6, 2009.

Alternative services to ILL service [Dec 3, 2008]

We could introduce alternative services (photocopy services and letter of introduction) during Interlibrary loan book service stops (Dec. 1 - Jan. 6). Please consult at Reference Service Center when you need to get materials urgently.

ASRS in normal operation Nov.25 [Nov 25, 2008]

The fire inspection of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) has finished. Now 13:30, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ILL service stops Dec. 1 - Jan. 6 [Nov 25, 2008]

Interlibrary loan book service will be stopped from December 1, 2008 to January 6, 2009. The service restarts on January 7.

ASRS in normal operation Nov.21 [Nov 21, 2008]

ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) was in delay for trouble. Now 13:30, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS may delay 11.21 [Nov 7, 2008]

Due to maintenance, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) may delay in retrieving materials. The maximum delay is approximately 10 min. We thank you for your cooperation. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Fire Drill - Nov. 28 [Nov 19, 2008]

Fire Drill will take place on the following date and time.

All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to Ahoyama area. The library will be available after the drill is completed.

[NOTICE]

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS stops for half day - Nov. 25 [Nov 7, 2008]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Trial of archive of Institute of Developing Economies publications [October 24, 2008]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please access it from Library top page, Databases menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Trial of biographic database [October 9, 2008]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please access it from Library top page, Databases menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on November 5, 2008. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

RefWorks Workshop [October 6, 2008]

Haven't you ever in a situation where you can't find bibliographic data that you quote in your paper, or you can't convert whole bibliography into different writing styles, APA, Chicago, and so on?
RefWorks is the solution. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles.

Reservation or application is not necessary. However we appreciate if you would register RefWorks to make your own account from below, before attending this workshop.

Library Network Service Stops on September 23 (Tue.) [September 17, 2008]

All library network services stop due to campus electric work during following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Trials of global financial databases [September 3, 2008]

We are now offering free trial of the following financial databases. Please access them from Library top page, Databases menu. Please ask username and password to login to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on November 19, 2008. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS STOP (Aug. 16-31) [August 14, 2008]

A maintenance of ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will take place during the Library is closed. Please do not give an order to the ASRS from ICU OPAC during the following term.

Inter Library Loan and Photocopy Services during Summer (July 5 - August 31) [June 24, 2008]

ILL service will be stopped from July 5 to August 31. Orders received before July 4, arrival of books might be in September. Photocopy service will keep on during summer. Arrival of copies might be in September.

RefWorks Workshop [June 10, 2008]

Haven't you ever in a situation where you can't find bibliographic data that you quote in your paper, or you can't convert whole bibliography into different writing styles, APA, Chicago, and so on?
RefWorks is the solution. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles.

Reservation or application is not necessary. However we appreciate if you would register RefWorks to make your own account from below, before attending this workshop.

To Students Leaving ICU: Return books to Library [June 7 2008]

Please complete the Necessary Procedures by the following due date.

<Necessary Procedures>

<Service Hours ofDocument Supply Center>

<To RefWorks Users>

Students who have graduated or left ICU, cannot use RefWorks service based on ICU contract. If you plan to continue using the service, please purchase RefWorks individually. Your present records can be transferred to the individual account by using RefWorks tools. Please see the folling URL of ICU Library Homepage for detail steps on purchaseing RefWorks and transferring record data.

Library Good Manners Week [June 6, 2008]

Between June 9(Mon.) and 14(Sat.), The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners. Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance. Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

Due Date Renewal for Special borrowing [May 30, 2008]

The due date of Special borrowing for thesis writers are all June 10th. If you wish to continue to use the material, please renew the due date at ICU library. The book due date renewal can be done on the self check out machine.

ICU as No.2in university libraries [April 28, 2008]

ICU Library was ranked No.2 in all university libraries in Japan according to "Daigaku ranking 2009" published by Asahi Shinbun. Kunitachi College of Music was No.1. It is assumed that number of checkouts was highly evaluated.

Othmer GF Not Available [April 22, 2008]

Library lecture for ELP will be held on the following date. During this time, the computer, desk, and printer will not be available. ASRS will be serviced as scheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

To RefWorks Users [April 2, 2008]

"Group code" will be updated on the following day. The Group code is necessary to access from outside of ICU network.

New WebOPAC Release [March 31, 2008]

OPAC Screen is updated. "Basic Search" and "Advanced Search" is available for OPAC Search Screen. "Basic Search" searches for any keyword of a title, author, publisher, or subject.For more specific search, please use "Advanced Search".

MyLibrary Service Start [March 31, 2008]

Please use "MyLibrary" for ordering book, photocopy, and Inter-Library Loan. "MyLibrary" is available from the Web page of the following URL or upper left box of ICU Library top page by using your Kerberos ID and password.

For any question, please contact to:

Closed Mar. 20 - 31 [March 18, 2008]

ICU Library will be closed during the following date. The next open day will be from April 1(Tue.) Thank you for your understanding.

Color Copy Machine [March 13, 2008]

All the copy machines for library users, will be replace to a new machine. The new copy machine can copy in color.

Photocopy Service stops March 14- March 31 [Feburary 29, 2008]

Photocopy Service ends on March 14. Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly, arrival of copies might be after April 1, due to installation operation of new library system and fiscal year-end affairs.

Network STOPS March 2nd [February 25, 2008]

Due to interruption of electrical service at ILC,all servers, except the server receives incoming e-mail messages, will be shut down, and Internet service will not be available.

If you have any further question, please contact ilc@icu.ac.jp. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Trial of New OPAC February 18 - 29 [Feb 18, 2008]

The new OPAC is ready for trial. You can try the new OPAC at the following URL. Only accessible from campus, during trial period.

ILL Service stops February 29 - March 31 [Feb 13, 2008]

Inter-library loan of books will be stopped from February 29 to March 31. The service restarts on April 1.

Library services stops Mar. 15 - 31 [Feburary 13, 2008]

Due to installation operation of new library system, library stops services as follows;

Closed Feb. 8thu-9fri [Feburary 21, 2008]

Due to the April Admissions Tests, the Library will be closed on the following days. Thank you for your understanding.

Note: On the "2007-08 Library Schedule Card" of ICU Library, says Feburary 7(Thu.) and 8(Fri) the library is closed. However this is false. Sorry for our mistake.

Close at Noon Jan. 19th [January 18, 2008]

On January 18th, due to the preparation of the national university entrance examination, the Library will be open within the following hours.

Self check out machine, Document Supply Center, computers and printers of Othmer Library, ASRS, and Reference Service Center are availabe until noon.

Additional database trials for art [January 16, 2008]

We are now offering free trial of the following art databases. Please access them from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire on February 20, 2008. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS has recovered [January 8, 2008]

ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) was stopped for trouble. Now 13:30, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stopped [January 8, 2008]

Due to trouble, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) is now (10 a.m.) stopped. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

No-go area in the Library [January 7, 200]

Due to the leaking of rain, part of the Main Library floors are declared off-limit. We will try our best to repair the trouble as soon as possible. We apologize for the trouble and thank you for your patience.

There is no leaking of rain at Othmer Library. Facilities are available as usual.

Year-end schedule of Photocopy Services [December 17, 2007]

Photocopy Service ends on December 21, 2007 16:00. Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly, arrival of copies might be after Jan 7, 2008.

Announcement of "Letter of Introduction" Suspension [Dec. 13, 2007]

Due to Winter vacation, services of "Letter of Introduction" will be suspended from December 21, 2007 noon. Services will be resumed from January 7, 2008.

Announcement of "Q&A (Questions? Ask a Librarian!)" Suspension [Dec. 13, 2007]

Due to Winter vacation, services of "Q&A (Questions? Ask a Librarian!)" will be suspended from December 21, 2007 noon. Services will be resumed from January 7, 2008.

Network Maintenance [Dec. 10, 2007]

Urgently, the ILC will restore the device of ICU network during the folloing time. During the maintenance, all access to the network out of ICU campus will not be available. E-mail delivery may delay. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Art Databases Now in Trial Service [Dec 10, 2007]

We are now offering free trial of the following databases. Please access them from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . The free trials will expire at the end of January, 2008. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

AED was installed [Nov 30, 2007]

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) was installed on the first floor of the Main library. AED is a portable automatic device used to restore normal heart rhythm to patients in cardiac arrest. Anyone who happen to meet someone in medical emergency can use this machine as first-aid measures.

Pruning trees on Nov. 26 - Dec. 1 [Nov 22, 2007]

Pruning of the trees around the Othmer Library entrance will take place during following period. Library services will be available as usual. Some noise are expected. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

AED construction on Nov. 30 [Nov 22, 2007]

Construction of AED installation will take place during following period at the post near the Self-checkout machine of the first floor of the Main Library. Library services will be available as usual. Some noise and paint smells are expected. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ASRS stops for half day - Nov. 29 [Nov 21, 2007]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Fire Drill - Nov. 27 [Nov 21, 2007]

Fire Drill will take place on the following date and time.

All users are kindly requested to join our drill. Please follow the direction of the library staff and evacuate to Ahoyama area. The library will be available after the drill is completed.

[NOTICE]

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ILL Service stops Dec. 3 - Jan. 6 [Nov 20, 2007]

Inter-library loan of books will be stopped from December 3, 2007 to January 6, 2008. The service restarts on January 7.

Emerging Markets Database Now in Trial Service [Nov 15, 2007]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please ask login username and password at the Reference Service Center and access from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

RefWorks Workshop [October 3, 2007]

Haven't you ever in a situation where you can't find bibliographic data that you quote in your paper, or you can't convert whole bibliography into different writing styles, APA, Chicago, and so on?
RefWorks is the solution. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles.

Application is not neccessary.

Fines can be paid [October 3, 2007]

The library has announced your library overdue fine by e-mail(@yamata.icu.ac.jp). Fines can be paid by Shoshi (certificate tickets) at the Document Supply Center during service hour throughout a year.

Database Trials (Literature, law and e-Book) [Sept 25, 2007]

We are now offering free trials of the following databases. It can be accessed from any computers connected to the ICU campus LAN. Please access from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

ASRS is recovered [September 11, 2007]

ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) was stopped for trouble. Now 17:30, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ASRS stopped [September 11, 2007]

Due to trouble, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) is now (3 p.m.) stopped. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Library closes at 17:00 because of a typhoon [September 6, 2007]

Library closes at 17:00 today, and all services including automated check out machines, photocopy machines, computers and printers will be stopped at 16:30 as stormy whether is expected by a typhoon No.9.

Library Network Service Stops on September 24 (Mon.) [September 5, 2007]

All library network services stop due to campus electric work during following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Inter Library Loan and Photocopy Services during Summer (July 7 - August 31) [June 27, 2006]

ILL service will be stopped from July 7 to August 31. Orders received before July 6, arrival of books might be in September. Photocopy service will keep on during summer. Arrival of copies might be in September.

ASRS is recovered June 27, 2006]

ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) was stopped for half-day for fire safety inspection. Now -13:30, ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

June 25: ASRS stops for half day [June 5, 2007]

Due to fire safety inspection, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped during the following date and time. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

Library Good Manners Week [June 4, 2007]

Between June 4 and 16, The Library would like to hold Good Manners Week to raise awareness of users’good manners. Library staffs will take resolute attitude to drive away food, drink, talking and any other disturbance. Thank you for your cooperation to maintain optimum condition for studying at the Library.

Japanese Dictionary Database Now in Trial Service [May 31, 2007]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. It can be accessed from any computers connected to the ICU campus LAN. Please access from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

PC Color Print [May 11, 2007]

Color Printing from Computer of Reference Service Center at Othmer Library is available. Thank you.

Newspaper Database Now in Trial Service [May 11, 2007]

We are now offering free trial of the following database. Please ask login ID and password at the Reference Service Center and access from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please send your views or comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp . Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Exhibition "Scrolled Images" [May 11, 2007]

Exhibition "Scrolled Images" is now taking place at the exhibition area in the Othmer Library first floor. Reproductions of rare Japanese scrolls are exhibited.

Open Hours to Service Hours [April 20, 2007]

Library hours will be announced based on service hours, not open hours. The Library services ends 30 minutes before it closes. For example, the hours for “In Term” will be displayed 8:30-22:00 instead of 8:30-22:30. Thank you for your cooperation.

Othmer Library GF is used for ELP Library Tour [April 13, 2007]

Ground floor of the Othmer Library is used for ELP Library Tour according to the following schedule.

Notice: Extension of Self Checkout Machine service hour [April 12, 2007]

From the below date, the service hour of Self Checkout Machine will be changed. The Self Checkout Machine will be available from when the library opens.

The New York Times microfilms service stopped [April 6, 2007]

The New York Times microfilms in the microfilm room on the ground floor of the Main Library, are removed from the shelves for replacement of acid-paper packages. Meanwhile all articles are available through ProQuest ARL in Databases page in the Library website. To perform search, select "News - The historical New York Times" in "Database" option.

RefWorks - An ultimate tool for managing your references [March 15, 2007]

RefWorks - An ultimate tool for managing your references RefWorks is the solution. You can download and save data automatically, through seamless connection to online databases. You can file, edit, and sort data to create bibliography in all types of writing styles. For additional information

Term-end schedule of Photocopy & ILL Services [Feburary 28, 2007]

Inter-Library Loan Service ends on March 3, Photocopy Service ends on March 30. Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly, arrival of copies and books might be after April 2, due to fiscal year-end affairs.

About the paperback library for JLP [Feburary 13, 2007]

We have established a new paperback library for JLP use at the Student Lounge, 2nd floor of the Main Library. These are the collection selected from Japanese literatures for Japanese elementary to middle school. It would be useful for students studying Japanese in JLP since all the kanji has furigana; hiragana printed beside each kanji, on it. Please take a look.

Feb 8thu-9fri Closed [Feburary 6, 2007]

On Feburary 8-9, due to the April Admissions Tests, the Library will be closed.

A-to-Z Recovered [January 25, 2007]

The access from the Database to A-to-Z has recovered.

Disorder in A-to-Z from Database [January 24, 2007]

January 24th, A-to-Z is unable to be accessed from Databases. In such case, a web page saying "Page not found" will appear. The company's headquarters are urgently progressng their recovery operations. Thank you for your understanding concerning this inconvenience.

Google Search is modified [January 23, 2007]

Google Search function on the Library top page is modified. Search engine is changed from "Google Japan" to "Google.com."

Open Hours of January 19th [January 11, 2007]

On January 19th, due to the preparation of the national university entrance examination, the Library will be open within the following hours.

Self check out machine, Document Supply Center, computers and printers of Othmer Library, ASRS, and Reference Service Center are availabe until noon.

Resumption of Web Services [January 9, 2007]

The following Library web page services which was suspended due to the Winter vacation, are resumed from January 9, 2007. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Announcement of Service Suspension [December 21, 2006]

Due to Winter vacation, services of "Letter of Introduction" and "Q&A (Questions? Ask a Librarian!)" will be suspended from December 22, 2006 noon. Services will be resumed from January 9, 2007.

Year-end schedule of Photocopy Services [December 18, 2006]

Photocopy Service ends on December 22, 2006. Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly, arrival of copies might be after Jan 9, 2007.

ASRS is recoverd [November 27, 2006]

On November 24, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) was stopped for all day for fire safety inspection. Today (Nov. 27), ASRS is running normally. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ILL Service stops (December 1 - January 8) [November 22, 2006]

Inter-library loan of books will be stopped from December 1, 2006 to January 8, 2007. The service restarts on January 9.

November 24, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped all day [November 14, 2006]

ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped for all day for fire safety inspection. We thank you for your cooperation in advance. We will inform here, as soon as the system is restored.

ProQuest, EEBO, LION service stops on November 11 [November 8, 2006]

ProQuest ARL, Early English Books Online, and Literature Online, will be stopped due to maintenance as in following schedule.

Exhibition "In Search of Lost Type" [November 6, 2006]

Exhibition "In Search of Lost Type" is now taking place at the exhibition area in the Othmer Library first floor. Reproducted rare titles are exhibited. Gutenberg's printing technology was introduced into Japan in late sixteenth century, then soon vanished in oppression against Christianity.

CiNii service stops on November 19 [November 2, 2006]

CiNii, Japanese journal article database by NII (National Institute of Infomatics) will be stopped due to maintenance and legal inspection as in following schedule.

"Contact" and "Download" Page Added on Our Website [October 23, 2006]

Two useful webpages are added to our website. "Contact" describes contact address for various Library services; "Download" offers various Library oriented documents such as application forms and reports in PDF and Word files. Click "Contact" and "Download" link on our top page.

Journal Databases Now in Trial Service [September 29, 2006]

We are now offering free trials of the following two databases. These databases can only be accessed from computers connected to the ICU campus LAN. Please access from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please make use of these trial offer, and send your reviews and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Library Network Service Stops on September 23 (Sat.) [September 14, 2006]

All library network services stop due to campus electric work during following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Remote Access to Databases Restored [September 6, 2006]

Remote access to databases is now restored. Thank you for your cooperation.

Remote Access to Databases Stopped Due to System Trouble [September 6, 2006]

Remote access to databases is stopped due to system trouble. Please wait until the system restored. Thank you for your cooperation.

Yomiuri Shimbun Remote Access Launched [September 1, 2006]

Remote access to Yomiuri Shimbun article database is now available. See [Databases (Online Journals and Papers)] menu on the Library top page.

Remote Access to Databases Stops on August 8 [August 4, 2006]

Remote access to licensed databases will be stoped due to network maintenance as in following schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

"Japan Study References" Shelf [July 31, 2006]

Reference shelf for Japanese and Japan study students is created on the corner in the reference shelves. On the first floor of the Main Library, dictionaries and encyclopedia on Japanese language and Japanese culture are gathered to serve as basic reference tools for Japanese and Japan study fellow.

Library Annual Report AY2005 is published [July 13, 2006]

Library Annual Report AY2005 is published. Access the report at [Library Data]->[Annual Report] in the Library website. The report is only offered in PDF format.

Change of Web Update Method and Maintenance Work [July 11, 2006]

Web update method will be changed. New server "prep" will be in operation instead of "staging" since July 19. Network services will be stopped due to network maintenance work during following time. Refer to ILC page for detail. Thank you for your cooperation.

Network Service During "Issei-Kyuka" (July 24 - August 4) [July 6, 2006]

During "Issei-Kyuka" of our university, webmaster will be absent from campus. Recovery from campus network trouble will take time. Thunderstorms are expected during summertime. We would like to recommend PC users to save your files frequently.

Maintenance Work of Network July 6 (Thu.) [July 4, 2006]

The following schedule is in regards to maintenance work of our network.

If you have any further question, please contact ilc@icu.ac.jp. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in advance.

Refurbishment of Fire Alarm [July 3, 2006]

Refurbishment of the Library fire alarm system will take place during following period. Library services will be available as usual. Some noise are expected. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Inter Library Loan and Photocopy Services during Summer (July 8 - August 31) [July 3, 2006]

ILL service will be stopped from July 8 to August 31. Orders received before July 7, arrival of books might be in September. Photocopy service will keep on during summer. Arrival of copies might be in September.

ICU Library as No.1 in university libraries [June 26, 2006]

ICU Library was ranked No.1 in all university libraries in Japan according to "Daigaku rankingu 2007" published by Asahi Shinbun. It is assumed that number of checkouts was highly evaluated.

June 29, ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped [June 21, 2006]

ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be stopped for fire safety inspection. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Library Data is released [June 19, 2006]

Library Data is released. Detailed statistical information on the Library is disclosed.

Othmer Library GF is used for ELP Library Tour [May 22, 2006]

Ground floor of the Othmer Library is used for ELP Library Tour according to the following schedule.

Lecture "The Gutenberg Revolution and Kirishitan-ban" [May 15, 2006]

What revolutions took place in the Gutenberg's workshop? Where had "the first in Japan" typographic printing gone? and why? Our staff Mr. Makoto Kubo will give a lecture on his bibliographical study. The lecture will be given in Japanese.

LIBRARY THEATER: Vol.2 "Facing a war and peace" [May 9, 2006]

To introduce audio-visual materials in the Library collection, we will show video & DVD of films and drama plays under the title "LIBRARY THEATER" in the Multi-media room at the Othmer Library. Chosen for the second sessions, are selected documentary films from the world, distributed by SIGLO Ltd.

"Noam Chomsky on the Post-Iraq World"
Director: Makoto Sato 2004 (Arabic with Japanese subtitles)
12:40 Start 13:10 End (24min.)

"Mideast Report:The Japanese SDF Dispatch to Iraq-Seen Through Arab Eyes"
Interviewer & Editor: John Junkerman 2003 (English with Japanese subtitles)
13:10 Start 14:00 End (43min.)

"Senso Daughters"
Director: Noriko Sekiguchi 1989 (English with Japanese subtitles)
11:00 Start 12:00 End (55min.)

Place: Multi-Media Room at the Othmer Library
Admission: Free

Carrels with internet equipment [May 2, 2006]

Carrels on the second floor and the ground floor of the Main Library will be equiped with internet access from May 15, 2006. Please refer to Library webpage "Facilities and Equipment : Carrels" for details

NACSIS Webcat link was changed to WebcatPlus [May 2, 2006]

A link to "NACSIS Webcat" (a cross search system for all university libraries in Japan) was changed to "WebcatPlus," newer version of NACSIS Webcat.

Full text databases now in trial service [April 22, 2006]

We are now offering free trials of the following two databases. These databases can only be accessed from computers connected to the ICU campus LAN. Please access from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu. Please make use of these trial offer, and send your reviews and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

2005 Library statistics [April 19, 2006]

2005 Library statistics are now on our webpage. Decrease in number of journal titles are the result of discontinuation of subscription, according to online journal adoption. Also significant is decrease in entrance to the Library and decrease in number of books borrowed.

Othmer Library GF is used for ELP Library Tour [April 18, 2006]

Ground floor of the Othmer Library is used for ELP Library Tour according to the following schedule.

Exhibition: "Banks' Florilegium - from the Newly Acquired ICU Library Collection." [April 4, 2006]

Exhibition of Sir Joseph Banks' famous prints of flowers and plants of Australia started. Total of 157 plates are exhibited in the Yuasa Museum and the Library.

Remote access to licensed databases lauched [April 4, 2006]

The Library launched remote access to licensed databases previously limited only from within campus access. See "Databases (Online Journals and Papers)" menu on the Library top page. The availability of these databases may change in the future due to publisher or vendor's policy.

Senior theses before 2003 excluded from browsing service [March 24, 2006]

Senior theses submitted to ICU before 2003 are excluded from browing servicce at the Library, according to Personal Information Protection Law enacted April 2005. Thank you for your cooperation.

ICU Library director changes [March 22, 2006]

Ms. Yuki Nagano, the director will be retiring at the expiration of her professional term in March 31, 2006. Starting to work at ICU Library as Acting Director in 1991, she became the director, university administrative staff in 1995. She served three terms of Library Director, for fifteen years. Ms. Tamami Hatakeyama will replace Ms. Nagano as Acting Director of the Library, effective April 1. Ms. Hatakeyama has been Group Manager of Technical Services Group and Public Services Group since 2002.

Ayako Horiuchi Memorial Book Fund [March 16, 2006]

On the 2nd of May, 2005, Miss Ayako Horiuchi, a junior in the Division of International Studies, passed away due to acute subarachnoid hemorrhage. Miss Horiuchi had studied in Italy and the U.K. as a child, and upon entering ICU, developed on her experiences and strengths, fostered close relationships with friends, and together with her furthering study of international relations, dreamt of a future career at UNESCO.

As a testimonial for her passion for learning, her father Toshihiro Horiuchi, a professor at Waseda University, donated 10,000,000 yen to Friends of ICU. In following with his wishes as a father and educator, the University has budgeted approximately 500,000 yen/year to purchase books requested by students, to add to the library’s resources (The ICU No.17 Mar.2006)

The Library will be accepting requests for book acquisitions from any student who wishes the Library to add a particular book to its collection.

<How to Make Book Acquisition Requests through the Ayako Horiuchi Memorial Book Fund>

Books acquired through the Ayako Horiuchi Memorial Book Fund will have a memorial seal bearing Ms. Horiuchi’s name, and titles acquired will be listed on the Library website.Books acquired through the Fund will be kept in the open stacks and available for loan.

Maintenance Work of Network (Tue, March 7) [March 1, 2006]

The following schedule is in regards to maintenance work of our network.

If you have any further question, please contact ilc@icu.ac.jp. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in advance.

LIBRARY THEATER: Vol.2 "Facing a war and peace" [March 1, 2006]

To introduce audio-visual materials in the Library collection, we will show video & DVD of films and drama plays under the title "LIBRARY THEATER" in the Multi-media room at the Othmer Library. Chosen for the second sessions, are selected documentary films from the world, distributed by SIGLO Ltd.

"War and Peace: Non-violence to Nuclear Nationalism"
Director: Anand Patwardhan 2002 (English with Japanese subtitles)
12:50 Start 15:10 End (135min.)

"News Time"
Director: Azza El-Hassan 2001 (Arabic with Japanese subtitles)
11:00 Start 12:00 End (52min.)

"Noam Chomsky on the Post-Iraq World"
Director: Makoto Sato 2004 (Arabic with Japanese subtitles)
12:40 Start 13:10 End (24min.)

"Mideast Report:The Japanese SDF Dispatch to Iraq-Seen Through Arab Eyes"
Interviewer & Editor: John Junkerman 2003 (English with Japanese subtitles)
13:10 Start 14:00 End (43min.)

"Senso Daughters"
Director: Noriko Sekiguchi 1989 (English with Japanese subtitles)
11:00 Start 12:00 End (55min.)

Place: Multi-Media Room at the Othmer Library
Admission: Free

Term-end schedule of Photocopy & ILL Services [February 23, 2006]

Inter-Library Loan Service ends on March 1, Photocopy Service ends on March 17. Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly,arrival of copies and books might be after April 1, due to fiscal year-end affairs.

Fulltext journal databases now in trial service [February 14, 2006]

We are now offering free trials of the following two databases. Databases can only be accessed from computers connected to the ICU campus LAN. Please make use of this trial offer, and send your reviews and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Humanities International Index cites articles from over 1,800 journals in the diverse subject area of the humanities. It includes all data of Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson) and indexing and abstracting data by EBSCO. Humanities International Complete provides full text from hundreds of journals. Please compare this database to Humanities Abstracts. The free trial will expire on April 5, 2006. Please access from Library top page, Databases (Online Journals and Papers) menu.

Library will be closed on Feb. 10 and 11 [February 8, 2006]

The Library will be closed for entrance examination.

Library will be closed [January 13, 2006]

Library will be closed during following date for the University Testing Center Examination. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Google search added on Library top page [December 22, 2005]

Google search is added on the right top corner of Library top page. "Search Internet" is normal Google serach; "Search Library" gives you Google search limited within ICU Library site. Google search is also added in Q&A page, where you can perform Google search within ICU Library Q&A pages only.

"Q&A" and "Ask a Librarian!" are integrated [December 19, 2005]

"Q&A," our webpage that answers your questions and opinions and "Ask a Librarian!" the page for academic research inquiries are integrated into a new "Q&A" page. Click the following link or "Q&A (Questions? Ask a Librarian!)" in "Library Guide" menu on the top page.

[Amended 2] Access from off-campus, access to off-campus sites will be unstable (Dec. 16) [December 16, 2005]

Internet access from off-campus to ICU campus, access from ICU campus to off-campus sites will be unstable. Expected time for maintenance was changed as following. Thank you for your cooperation.

[Amended] Off-campus access stopped, access to off-campus sites will be unstable (Dec. 16) [December 16, 2005]

Internet access will be stopped due to net work maintenance. Also, Access from ICU to off-campus sites will be unstable. Expected time for maintenance was changed as following. Thank you for your cooperation.

Off-campus access stopped (Dec. 16) [December 14, 2005]

Internet access will be stopped due to net work maintenance during following time. Thank you for your cooperation.

"All About ASRS" page is added [December 6, 2005]

Detailed information on ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieving System) is added in "All About ASRS" page. Click following link or "All About ASRS" in "Information on ICU Library" menu on the top page.

ASRS Stops (9:00 - 12:00, November 28) [November 28, 2005]

ASRS will be stopped for checking fire equipment during following time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Library will be closed

Library will be closed during following date for the University Testing Center Examination. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

ILL Service stops (December 1 - January 5) [November 24, 2005]

Inter-library loan of books will be stopped from December 1 2005 to January 5 2006. The service restarts on January 6.

LIBRARY THEATER: Vol.1 "The World of Oriza Hirata" [November 22, 2005]

To introduce audio-visual materials in the Library collection, we will show video & DVD of films and drama plays under the title “LIBRARY THEATER” in the Multi-media Room at the Othmer Library. Chosen for the first sessions, are the works by Oriza Hirata, a playwright and the leader of Seinendan, one of the most leading drama companies in Japan today.

Seinendan: Launched in 1983 by Oriza Hirata at International Christian University. Since then it has been continue to perform Hirata’s original plays at their home theater Agora Theater in Komaba.

Oriza Hirata: Born in 1962 in Tokyo. Graduated from International Christian University, Division of Humanities in 1986. "Tokyo Notes" an award winning play in the 39th Kishida Drama Award in 1995 is the work that set a milestone in his career for getting his works known over the world as "Quiet Theatre" style.

Place: Multi-Media Room at the Othmer Library
Admission: Free

Seinendan Website: http://www.seinendan.org/

Fines can be paid [October 31, 2005]

The library has announced your library overdue fine by e-mail(@yamata.icu.ac.jp.) Fines can be paid by Shoshi (certificate tickets) at the Document Supply Center during service hour throughout a year. Use “Due Date Checker” next to the Self-Service Check-Out Machine to see details.

Survey on Journal Subscription [October 14, 2005]

The journal subscription survey for faculty members is carried out. This survey is for ICU Library to build up its journal collection policy from 2007 onwards. Please refer to the following page.

Fulltext journal databases now in trial service [October 4, 2005]

We are now offering free trials of the following two databases. Databases can only be accessed from computers connected to the ICU campus LAN. Please make use of this trial offer, and send your reviews and comments to othmer@icu.ac.jp. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

JSTOR is a scholarly journal archive. It includes more than 500 journals in 12 collections. We currently subscribe to two of these collections: "Arts and Sciences I" and "General Science." This trial account will provide access to the entire JSTOR including "Arts and Sciences II, III, IV," "Biological Sciences," "Business," "Ecology & Botany," "Language & Literature," "Mathematics & Statistics," "Music". JSTOR allows only faculty members and staff to make use of this trial. Please use the username and password sent to all faculty members via email dated September 16. The free trial will expire on October 15, 2005.

SociINDEX is a journal index database in sociology and related disciplines. It contains full text for 242 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 72 "priority" coverage journals. The free trial will expire on November 15, 2005.

Library website temporary closed on Sep.23 [September 16, 2005]

ICU Library website, icluding WebOPAC, will be temporary closed due to electrical outrage for campus electricity check. Excuse us for any incovenniences caused in advance.

New microfilm reader [September 14, 2005]

New microfilm reader MS7000 MkII has been installed in the Microfilm Room on the ground floor of the Main Library. Both microfilms and microfiches can be used. Zoom lenses of 9X-16X and 13X-27X are available. Print paper size of A4 and A3, fee is 10 yen per page. Consult library staff for exchanging of lenses and paper refills.

Othmer Library GF is used for ELP Library Tour [September 7, 2005]

Ground floor of the Othmer Library is used for ELP Library Tour according to the following schedule.

New LC monitors in gourp study rooms [September 1, 2005]

New liquid-crystal monitors were installed in group study rooms in the Othmer Library. You can now use your PC to project presentations on the monitor. Network and PCs are not provided by the Library.

Library annual report 2004 published [August 31, 2005]

International Christian University Library Annual Report 2004 (PDF version) is linked from top page menu [Information on ICU Library] - [Annual Reports (PDF Format) .]

Location changes [August 10, 2005]

Low shelves in the reference room on the first floor of the Main Library were removed. The area was converted into newspaper section. Accordingly, indexes and bibliographies in the low shelves were moved to adjacent high shelves. Latest newspapers including last and month before will locate at the new newspaper section on the first floor. Also, maps were moved to the shelves along the south side windows.

Library closes at 16:30 because of a typhoon [July 26, 2005]

Library closes at 16:30 today, as stormy whether is expected by a typhoon No.7.

Library Services during ISSEI-KYUKA period [July 20, 2005]

The Library provides limited services during following period. Some services are not available such as issuing of library card, signing for any application form. We apologize for any inconveniences caused.

Library external wall repainting [July 11, 2005]

Repainting works of the Main Library external walls will take place during following period. Library services will be available as usual. Some noise and paint smells are expected. Passage between ERB (Education and Research Building) and the Library will be closed for carrying in materials. Works will be proceeded on the basis of safety-first. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

ASRS will be stopped [June 30, 2005]

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be stopped during following date for the testing of the system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

July 1 (Fri), 9:00 - 13:00

Inter Library Loan and Photocopy Services during Summer[June 23, 2005]

ILL service will be stopped from July 9 to August 31. Orders received before July 9, arrival of books might be in September.

Photocopy service will keep on during summer. Arrival of copies might be in September.

New Databases Joined [June 7, 2005]

SpringerLink and Wiley InterScience are added to our database list. Please make use of them for your studies.

Contract databases are for ICU members only [May 18, 2005]

Contract database such as ProQuest ARL, CSA Illumina, EBSCOHost, etc. (those indicated "Campus" in database list) can now be used by ICU members only.

Macintosh are now ready [April 21, 2005]

Macintosh in the Othmer Library are now ready to use. Login, print and save procedure has changed. Please ask the Library staff for detail.

Othmer Library GF is used for ELP Library Tour [April 12, 2005]

Ground floor of the Othmer Library is used for ELP Library Tour according to the following schedule.

New Computers in the Othmer Library [April 01, 2005]

The computers in the Othmer Library are renewed. They still need some amendment in system settings. Please read the following instruction to use.

[Windows PC]

[Macintosh]

Here comes new thesis writers' carrels [March 31, 2005]

New carrels for thesis writers are installed in the Main Library.

New databases' debut [March 31, 2005]

Please do make use of the following new databases for your studies and research.

Library homepage will be out of service [March 14, 2005]

The Library homepage including WebOPAC, will be out of service because of electrical work during following period. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

All computers in the Othmer Library stops [March 2, 2005]

All computers in the Othmer Library will be out of service during following dates to install new computers:

Term-end schedule of Photocopy & ILL Services [February 26, 2005]

Inter-Library Loan Service ends on March 2, Photocopy Service ends on March 18. Although orders accepted until then will be processed promptly, arrival of copies and books might be after April 1, due to fiscal year-end affairs.

New computers in the Othmer Library [February 25, 2005]

New computers will be installed in the Othmer Library in this April. "Clients and Server" system is adopted for integrated administration. Installed models are as follows:

ASRS will stop due to network operation [February 21, 2005]

Please be reminded that ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will stop due to network operation from March 5 to March 9.

New Databases from April 2005 [January 24, 2005]

Following is the list of new databases. Service will start in April.

Othmer Library PCs and Multimedia room will be out of service: March 3-31 [January 20, 2005]

Please be reminded that the Othmer Library PCs and Multimedia room will be out of service because of installing new PCs and network cable placing from March 3 to 18, 2005. Reference Service Center and ASRS will be in service as usual. Library will be closed from March 19 to 31 as in Library schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

Up to 2 senior thesis at a time [November 30, 2004]

From December 2004, browsing of senior thesis will be limited up to 2 at a time.

Special sign up for entrance accepted only up to 19 times [October 22, 2004]

Special sign up to enter the Library without ID card will only be accepted up to 19 times. After that, users are denied entrance to the Library. Counting will start on November 1, 2004. Users will have to declare library staff when they bring their ID card again, to reset the count.

New carrel services [October 18, 2004]

From 2005 spring, service of thesis writers' carrels will be modified as follows: