Using the Library

About joining the library and using materials and PCs, please check the following page.
User Guides

Information for Visitors

If you are visitor, please check the following page.
Information for Visitors
Visitors can’t enter Stack. If you would like to use books in Stack, please apply at the information desk.

How to enter the library in Saturdays

On Saturdays, you can enter the library only by taking the elevator located in the north side of Building A.
*You can also enter the library by the same elevator in Sundays and Holidays during examinations.
Where is the elevator?

Special Lending (for undergraduate thesis, master and doctoral thesis)

[For students in 4th grade of faculty of intercultural studies & students in M2/D3 grade of graduate school of intercultural studies]
From 1 Oct., Special Lending has started.
You can borrow additional 5 books for undergraduate thesis, master and doctoral thesis.
Please check the table below, about who can use this system and due date.

Faculty/Grade Due Date
Faculty of Intercultural Studies / 4th Grade 20th December, 2019
Graduate School of Intercultural Studies / M2, D3 Grade 17th January, 2020

*This rule is applied for books held in General Library / Library for Intercultural Studies.
*This rule is only for books, unavailable for journals and AV materials.

About Rare Materials

When you would like to use rare materials, you need to get a introduction from faculties belonging to Kobe University. We prepare application form at Information Desk.
Available hours: 8:45a.m.-5:00p.m. on weekdays

Early Morning Opening during the examination period 2019

During the examination period 2019, General Library, Library for Intercultural Studies will be opened 45 minutes earlier than usual (Except for weekends).
Limited services are available during the early morning hours (8:00a.m.-8:45a.m.), thus other services will be offered after 8:45a.m.

<Trial Period>
 the 1st quarter: Friday, May 24th, 2019 – Thursday, Jun. 6th, 2019
 the 2nd quarter: Monday, Jul. 22th, 2019 – Friday, Aug. 2nd, 2019
 the 3rd quarter: Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2019 – Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 2019
 the 4th quarter: Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 2020 – Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2020
<Services>
 ・Borrowing, Returning, Renewing
 ・Self-study, Use of PCs (iMacs)
 ・Lending of equipments(iPads、laptops…)
 ・Entering the archive

*This service is for students and Faculties, so there is a possibility that visitors use will be limited. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.