The reference service is used to acquire books and information necessary for study or research. Feel free to ask about it at the reference desk. People associated with Keio University can also inquire online on the "Ask us! (Online Reference)" form. The services offered are as follows:
1. Explaining how to use the library
How to find materials, where they are located, how to use KOSMOS, etc.
2. Explaining how to use library materials
How to use databases, e-journals, citation management tools, etc.
3. Library research and finding library materials 4. Obtaining materials not available at the library
Providing photocopies or books by inter-library loan
Photocopies or actual materials can be requested by inter-library loan from other Keio University libraries, other universities and institutions, or even from overseas.
Issuing letters of introduction
As a general rule, a letter of introduction is required to use a library at another university or institution.
After checking that the items you want to use are present at the library in question, you will be issued a letter of introduction. Apply at the reference counter or online on the "Request Forms (Letters of Introduction)" page.