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

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

For the latest information and hours, check the calendar on our website.
For prevention of COVID-19, we kindly ask you to wear a face mask and stay in the library for a short time.


-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.
-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.

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. We appreciate your understaning and cooperation.
See also
Important Notices on COVID-19 (University Measures)


[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 (The issue of Year-Round Entry Pass for Alumni is still suspended)
-Visitors including the members of the partnership universities
*However, we would accept visitors, including those from our partnership libraries, under certain conditions.
They must meet the following requirements:
1. Specification of the library materials to be provided
2. Inquiries in advance through their home libraries
3. Letters of introduction issued by their home libraries

See also 
[Mita Campus] Use of campus facilities


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.


Special Measures for the Circulation Service : Last updated: September 24, 2021

Overdue Fines
-In order to have your overdue fines waived, make sure to return your overdue loan(s) by Monday, January 31, 2022, regardless of the due dates.
-[IMPORTANT] From Tuesday, February 1, we are going back to the previous rule. You will be required to pay ALL of the fines incurred so far.

-Please keep in mind that there might be some cases in which you cannot extend your loan period. The loan period cannot be renewed endlessly. It is capable of being renewed within a given length of period.
-Even after returning, overdue notice emails might possibly be generated and sent to you until the processing is completed.
-If you are finished with the item(s) you have borrowed, or the item(s) is(are) reserved by someone else, we kindly ask you to return it(them) immediately. Returning by mail is welcome. 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.

Must be sent: on or before Monday, January 31, 2022
 *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.
*The items sent out during the grace period are also subject to our special measures.

■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: October 25, 2021

  • We accept Reference Service Request by the following methods:
    • In-Person: Visit us on weekdays from 8:45 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. at the Reference Counter on the 1st floor.
    • Ask us! (online form): We will get back to you by email within 3 business days.
    • Zoom: An appointment is required; make an appointment using the online form.
  • A Letter of Introduction, which is required when visiting other university libraries, is available. You can request a letter of introduction using the online form. Please note that there are cases where the library you plan to visit is currently suspending acceptance of visitors due to COVID-19 outbreak.
  • 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

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