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For New Students : How to use Media Center (Library)

Basic Library Guide for new students
Changes in Hours/Services and Other Notices Associated with Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Hiyoshi | Shonan Fujisawa (SFC) |

About

In Keio University campuses, there are 7 libraries that undergrads can use freely.  Libraries house approximately 5 million books, journals, and other online resources. You can borrow or return materials at any library you preferred. We hope to see you there!

Media Center Website

We provide various services on our website. If you need information about the library, please check it out.  

Keio University Media center website - https://www.lib.keio.ac.jp/en/ 

Finding Library materials

KOSMOS is the key to all materials available in Keio University libraries, including electronic resources.
※Keio ID is required to access online resources such as e-journals and e-books.

KOSMOS - https://search.lib.keio.ac.jp

If you need help to use KOSMOS, please check KOSMOS help. 

Checkout/Return/Renewal

The student ID card is required when you checkout/return books. Bring books to the Main Counter in each Library.
The regular loan period is as follows. You may renew books that are NOT requested by someone.

Note: Some books are not available for loans or applied different loan rules.

Loan period Max. renewal date Number of books you may checkout
14 days 90 days after checking out unlimited

※Overdue fines are charged at a rate of 10 yen per book per day.

Using Online Resources

Electronic Books and journals are included in KOSMOS. Please enter the title.
Also we subscribe hundreds of databases including collections of primary sources, newspaper articles, and abstract and indexing services. Find the best library databases for your research by using our Database Navi.
※Keio ID is required to access database Navi from off-campus.

Database Navi. - https://auth.lib.keio.ac.jp/db/

How to write assignments

KITIE helps you learn how to write assignments and papers.

KITIE - http://project.lib.keio.ac.jp/kitie/