Here are the latest announcements from Keio University Libraries referring to the novel coronavirus outbreak. This web page is updated as things progress.
Due to the closedown of the university facilities, Mita Media Center will be CLOSED as shown below:
Period: From Tuesday, April 7 through Monday, April 20 *not finalized
The period may be extended according to circumstances such as a declaration of state of emergency.
*You do not need to contact us for loan overdue.
*Overdue fines incurred during the closure will be waived.
*Please ignore overdue notice emails that are generated and sent to you automatically during the closure.
[Important] Change in Library Hours, Associated with Change in Academic Schedule (Effective from April 1, 2020)
The class start date has been postponed until Thursday, April 30, due to the change in the academic schedule.
Mita Media Center's hours and schedule will be changed as well to comply with the university-wide decision.
For the latest info on the library schedule in April and May, please refer to the library calendar on our website.
See also [Important Notice] Pneumonia Associated with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
■For the Items Currently on Loan
Due dates ranging from Monday, April 6 through Thursday, May 28, will be extended to Friday, May 29.
*Though the following cases are not subject to the due date extension, we take special measures so that you would not get any disadvantage.
-In case that the due date is Monday, April 6 or before
-In case that the membership expiration date is May 29 or before
■Requests Currently on Hold
We will keep the items on hold for a week after the resuming, regardless of the pickup deadlines.
■Returning by Mail
Not accepted during the closure.
■Book Delivery Request/Reservation, Photocopy Request
The item-requesting function built in KOSMOS is being suspended.
The online form stays open and you may place a request any time even during the closure.
Please note that your request will be processed after the resuming, and it would take some time to have your request delivered.
-The period may be extended according to circumstances such as a declaration of state of emergency.
Please check the Twitter feed or the website calendar of the libary you plan to visit.
We strongly recommend referring to "Changes in Hours/Services and Other Notices Associated with Novel Coronavirus Outbreak" as well to catch up with the latest info.
-You do not need to contact us for loan overdue.
-Ignore overdue notice emails that are generated and sent to you automatically during the closure.
-Your overdue fines may be waived if you become unable to return your loans due to the closure.
-Please keep in mind that we are unable to receive any phone call.
The following services are suspended temporarily.
As soon as they resume, we will let you know on this webpage.
-Issuing a Letter of Introduction *From April 1
A letter of introduction is required when visiting libraries of other universities and institutions. We suspend issuing of the letter, for many libraries including Keio are restricting visitors as precaution against coronavirus.
-Application for Library Orientation/Tour
-Interlibrary Loan Services
As reported widely on the news, the coronavirus outbreak is spreading across the world, resulting in library closures and worsening of the situation involving postal services in many countries. It will take longer than usual to have photocopies/books delivered from universities/institutions in Japan. Plus we have to suspend requesting from abroad temporarily. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
|Contact Information for the Reference & Interlibrary Loan Services
Reference Service Section,
Mita Media Center, Keio University
Last updated: April 3, 2020
Circulation Department, Mita Media Center