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Changes in Hours/Services and Other Notices Associated with Novel Coronavirus Outbreak: Med

Library hours and schedule will be changed as follows, considering the novel coronavirus outbreak. Last updated: August 26, 2020

Here are the latest announcements from Keio University Libraries referring to the novel coronavirus outbreak. This web page is updated as things progress.


・ The services are limited to Shinanomachi Campus members (including Alumni of Keio University School of Medicine).

・ The reading seats and ITC-PCs cannot be used.

・ The serminar room and the group study room are closed.

* Please refrain from visiting the library if you are uncomfortable with a physical condition such as a cold symptom accompanied by a fever of 37.5 ° C or higher.

* Please disinfect your hands after passing through the entrance gate, and wear a mask in the library.

* The correspondence may change in the future. Please check Shinanomachi Media Center website and Twitter at any time.

■ For Visitors

  We will temporarily suspend the admission of visitors from April 1 as precaution for coronavirus.
  Only those who are currently affiliated with Keio University may visit and use our libraries.

See also [Important Notice] Pneumonia Associated with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Special Measures for the Circulation Service : Last updated: September 14, 2020

■To All the Borrowers
Due to coronavirus outbreak, the campus was closed down, and all the courses were delivered online during the spring semester. In consideration of the closure of the campus facilities including the libraries, Media Center has extended your loan periods 4 times so far since April. Although necessary, the special measures could have caused delays in processing book requests.
From the fall semester a part of the lectures will resume to face-to-face delivery, and accordingly, there will be some changes in the library services. We are going to make our best efforts to bring the services back to normal, solving the delays caused by circumstances.

‐ We will suspend the loan period extension which has been provided as special measures. The suspension starts on October 9.

‐ The maximum length of the period capable of renewal depends on the item and the patron’s status. Depending on the situation, your loan period may not be extended to October 8 or further. However, any overdue fines newly incurred before March 31, 2021 would be waived. Do not attempt to return your loans when it is hard for you to go out, even if the books are overdue. Please ignore overdue notice emails that are generated and sent to you automatically.

‐ If you are finished with the items you have borrowed, or the items are reserved by someone else, we kindly ask you to return them as soon as possible. Returning by mail is welcome. Please note the shipping fee is on you.

■Requesting via KOSMOS
For the time being, the function will be available only to those affiliated with Keio University.

■Returning Library Items by Mail
We accept returns by mail. Please keep in mind that the service is a special measure for coronavirus outbreak, and is not available usually.

 Accepted: From Monday, September 14 to Wednesday, March 31, 2020
 *The items sent out on the very date are also subject to our special measures.

Sending Addresses and Contact Information of the Circulation Department of the Libraries:
Mita Media Center: 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345 / 03-5427-1654 /
Hiyoshi Media Center: 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 223-8521 / 045-566-1038 /
Kyoseikan Library: 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 223-8521 / 045-564-2445/
Media Center for Science & Technology: 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 223-8522 / 045-566-1477 /
Shinanomachi Media Center: 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582 / 03-5363-3725 /
Shonan Fujisawa Media Center: 5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882 / 0466-49-3429 /
Library of Nursing of Medical Care: 4411 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0883 / 0466-49-6204 /
Media Center for Pharmaceutical Sciences:1-5-30 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8512 / 03-5400-2679 /*The shipping fee is on you. Keep in mind that you are responsible for any problems occuring during transit.
*Send your loans to the library of your home campus. The sending address is listed above.
*Pack the items with care to prevent any damage. We may ask you for replacement cost if the items get damaged during transit.
*Please contact the receiving library to let them know that the items will be coming, as well as the date of dispatch and the designated date of delivery.
*Make sure that the loans arrive at the library on or before the due dates. Return process will be carried out as soon as we receive them. We regard the "date of dispatch" as the date of return regardless of the actual arrival date.

*Your overdue fines would be waived in case that you become unable to enter the library due to admission restriction.
*Please ignore overdue notice emails that are generated and sent to you automatically.

*Many of us are still required to work from home. It may take some time to reply to your email. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact Information

[Calendar, Borrowing, Renewals, and Returning, ILL Requests]

Circulation Department, Shinanomachi Media Center

Email: smc-cir-group★  *Please change the star mark to @.


[ ILL Requests(Photocopy) *Urgent]

Shinanomachi Media Center

Email: smc-info-group★  *Please change the star mark to @.



Reference Service,Shinanomachi Media Center
Email: smc-ref-group★ *Please change the star mark to @.