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COVID-19: Updates on library services & operations: Mita

Library Services During the COVID-19. Last updated: August 10, 2021

Because of typhoon approaching, the book drop will be unavailable from Friday, September 17 through Monday, September 20.
For prevention of COVID-19, we kindly ask you to wear a face mask and stay in the library for a short time.

[Opening Hours]  *still shorter than regular hours 
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Saturday: 8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

*Opening Hours of Each Library Consisting Mita Media Center
New Building   8:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Old Building     8:45 a.m. - 7:50 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 5:50 p.m.
South Building 8:45 a.m. - 7:20 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.

The hours may change according to the circumstances.
For the latest information and hours, check
the calendar on our website.
We still need to take precautions by avoiding the 3 Cs. We limit the number of visitors by reducing our seating capacity to half.
As a general rule, a patron is required to leave the library in a short time, and the purpose of the visit is limited to using the library items, not to other activities such as writing reports. Avoid a long stay for your safety.
To make your stay as short as possible, we kindly ask you to search KOSMOS in advance to specify the books to use on the day of visit.


Please refrain from visiting if you have any bad symptom such as a fever.
You are required to wear a face mask while staying inside the library.

We kindly ask you to keep yourself clean and safe. Spray your hands with rubbing alcohol, wear a face mask. Frequent hand washing is strongly recommended.
Be aware of social distancing, and do not stay inside the library for a long time.

When too crowded, we would control the number of persons inside the library.

Note there is a possibility that the University’s policy for the usage of campus facilities may change. In case of any change, you will be informed on this webpage. Please keep yourself updated.


[For those NOT permitted to enter the library]
The following patrons are still unable to enter the campus, thus they remain unpermitted to enter the library
We will let you know on this web page if there are any changes.
-Alumni of Keio University
-Visitors including the members of the partnership universities
See also Use of Campus Facilities (from the Fall Semester).


Return your loans to the book drop outside the library.

Please talk to a librarian at the reception counter in case of damaged or lost items.
You may also return your loans by mail. Please note that the shipping fee is on you.

Your overdue fines would be waived in case you need to stay home for preventing the spread of coronavirus.
You do not need any declaration. Just talk to a librarian when returning. 

Please refer to Special Measures for the Circulation Service as well.


We still need to stay alert for the coronavirus outbreak. Making an effort to prevent infection continuously, we are going to restart the suspended services step-by-step. According to circumstances, there could be some changes in library schedule and delays in services. We appreciate your understaning and cooperation.

See also
Important Notices on COVID-19 (University Measures)
Use of Campus Facilities (from the Fall Semester).


Special Measures for the Circulation Service : Last updated: March 22, 2021

Overdue Fines
- Any overdue fines incurred before September 30, 2021 would be waived.
‐ The maximum length of the period capable of renewal depends on the item and the patron’s status.
- 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 corona virus outbreak, and is not available usually.

Accepted: From Monday, March 22 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
 *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.

■Membership Renewal for the Full Time Degree Students Staying at University for Another Academic Year
 Usually the procedure is done in person at counter. We temporarily accept your application by email, not by phone.
  All you have to do is sending an email to the Circulation Department of your home library.
  Be sure to include the following:
  ①Student ID
  ②Full Name
  ③Current Affiliation
  ④Day Phone
  ⑤Reason for Membership Renewal *Choose one.
   Enrollment to a Keio University Graduate School
   Extension of Your Enrollment Period [Your membership may be extended until the end of April or October.]
   Attendance as a Non-Degree Student [Your membership may be extended until the end April or October.]

 *Be aware this is the membership renewal.
We do NOT renew your active loans. Please extend your loan periods by yourself after renewing your membership.

Reference & InterLibrary Loan Services at Mita Media Center, Last updated: March 30, 2021

-We accept Reference Service Request either online or in person. Send us an email or submit the online form Ask Us! We work on your online request between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. For reference service in person, visit the reference counter between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

-A Letter of Introduction, which is required when visiting other university libraries, is not available. Most university libraries are currently restricting library access by visitors due to COVID-19 pandemic.

-Photocopy/Book Delivery Request from other universities could take longer than usual to process due to the closing or shortened hours of the providing libraries, or the postal circumstances regarding COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Contact Information for Reference & InterLibrary Loan Services

Reference Service Section, Mita Media Center

Mail : 

*Substitute @ (a full-width character) with @. 

Services and Facilities Still Unavailable

-General reading seats * We limit the number of visitors by reducing our seating capacity to half.
-Multi-Purpose Learning Room
-Seminar Rooms
-Instruction Room


Temporary Book Drops : Mita Media Center

Because of typhoon approaching, the book drop will be unavailable from Friday, September 17 through Monday, September 20.

Please put your loans in the book drops before due dates. In case of overdue, the part of the fines may be waived by the special rules.
For the items returned in person to the library counter, we process them in the same way.

◆The following items must NOT be put in the book drops:
   - Fragile items likely to get damaged, such as semi-rare books, books bound in Japanese style, audio-visual materials and any other items in bad condition.
  - Items that have been required to return in person when checking out.

◆The items returned through the book drops are collected and processed one by one.
     - It may take some time for the return to be reflected on your My Library.
  - Please note that notification emails about due dates may be sent to you automatically even if you have returned the items.
       The emails would no longer be sent as soon as the procedure is completed.

Contact Information

Circulation Department, Mita Media Center