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For New Students: How to Use Media Centers (Libraries)

Basic Library Guide for new students
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Orientation Slides *Keio ID is required

3 Libraries on Mita Campus

Mita Media Center consists of 3 libraries; Keio University Library, Old Library and South Building Library. 

  1. Most of the books in Western languages are located in the Old Library which is a Gothic style architecture near the East Gate of the campus.
  2. Most of the journals in Western languages are located on the 4th floor of Keio University Library, or the main library, which is a large, beige-tiled building near the center of the campus.
  3. The South Building is a glass-walled building at the corner of the campus. There is a law/politics library on the basements 2 through 4. The collections of the library include books and journals both in Japanese and Western languages.


Library Facilities

Below are the frequently used facilities:

  • ​​​​​​Main Counter: For borrowing and returning. Renew your loan periods via web.
  • ILL Counter: For photocopy/book delivery requests
  • Reference Counter: For assistance in using library services and resources
  • Photocopy Machines: Intended for photocopying library materials only; do not photocopy your personal belongings such as notebooks.
  • Computers, Printers, Networks and WiFi: You need an account to use Keio University's computers/printers/networks. You also need WiFi settings if you use your laptop or other digital devices on campus. Reach out to Information Technology Center before getting started. 
  • Group Work and Meeting Spaces: Available on the 1st and 4th floors

Frequently Accessed Websites and Webpages