Citation Management Tools


Bring the item and your Student ID (or library card) to the Circulation Desk for borrowing.

Number of Items to Borrow

  • The loan rules shown below are for this library, not for all of the Keio University libraries.
  • Borrowing is subject to the rules of the lending library.
Status Number of Items to Borrow
Undergraduate No limit
Graduate No limit
Faculty No limit

Loan Periods

Item Type Loan Period
CD-ROMs Attached to Books
Books on Keio
Undergraduate: 14 Days for Japanese Books / 30 Days for Foreign Books
Graduate: 30 Days
Faculty: 90 Books
Junior and High School Textbooks
Doctoral Dissertations
Masters Theses
14 Days
Soso Collection
Learning Support Collection
Audio Visual Materials
Machine Readable Materials
Hard-Covered Serials
14 Days (Only for Yagami Campus Affiliates)
Reserved Books
1 Day (Only for Yagami Campus Affiliates)

[Notice on CD-ROMs attached to books]
Some of the CD-ROMs are for in-library use only.

 [For K2 Town Campus Patrons]

Loan and document delivery are available. Ask librarian for details.

 [Hard-Covered Serials]

Although most journals can be checked out for only 1 day, the hard-covered serials have longer loan period of 14 days. The following items are included in the serials: review journals, general subject journals (e.g. "Annual Review...," "Advances in ...."), supplements and special editions. 

 [Audio-Visual Items]

Some are for loan, and some are not. The one available for loan has a sticker on its parkage.

  • Return items to the Circulation Desk. 
  • When the library is closed, use the book drop outside the entrance door. Please do not put in audiovisual items for they are very fragile.
  • Although there are some exceptions, most of the books can be returned to any of the Keio University libraries.
  • To extend your loan period, log in to MyLibrary, or visit the Circulation Desk with the item to renew.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students may renew up to 2 times. For faculty members, there is no limit.
  • You cannot renew the following items: 
    *Items reserved by other patrons
    *Overdue items
    *Items of 1-day loan period
  • You can place hold on the item currently on loan.
  • The simpelest way is by using KOSMOS. Seach item and click REQUEST. Proceed as directed. You may also visit the Circulation Desk with your student ID or library card.
  • In order to cancel your request, log in to MyLibrary or visit the Circulation Desk.

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