Mito Main Library


1.Floor Plan

2.Library Opening Hours

(1)Library Opening Hours

  Monday - Friday Saturday&Sunday
Usually 8:30-21:45 11:00-19:00
In Long Vacation Period 8:30-17:00 closed


Services are available as follows.
Services Monday - Friday Saturday&Sunday
Borrowing and Returning Materials 8:30-21:45 11:00-19:00
Reference Service 8:30-17:00 -
Copying Documents (by yourself) 8:30-21:45 11:00-19:00
Copying Documents(public expenditure)
Inter Library Loan(ILL)
Introduction to the other Libraries

Facilities are available as follows.

Monday - Friday Saturday&Sunday Conditions
Stacks 8:30-21:00 11:00-18:15 -
PC (administrated by CIT) Anytime available when the library is open ID and password are given by CIT.
For students, staff, and professors emeriti only.
Learning Commons For students and staff only.
Making reservation is available.
Group Study Room 8:30-21:30 11:00-18:45 For students, staff, and professors emeriti only.
Continuous using is limited to 3 hours.
Study Booth For 4th grade students of undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, and professors emeriti only.
Audio-Visual Corner Anytime available when the library is open -
Seminar Room 8:30-21:15 11:00-18:30 For students, staff, and professors emeriti only.
Making reservation is necessary.
Library Hall Making reservation is necessary.
Gallery 8:30-17:00 Consultation is necessary.

3.Library Holidays

  • National Holidays of Japan
  • Holidays of Ibaraki University
  • Beginning and End of the Year
  • Saturdays and Sundays in the Long Vacation Period
  • For the yearly schedule of library closure, please see the library calendar.

4.Borrowing and Returning


You can borrow materials at the counter. An ID card issued by Ibaraki University is necessary. Bring materials you'd like to borrow and your ID card.

Non Ibaraki University members also can borrow materials. Bring materials you'd like to borrow and your library card. Library card for non Ibaraki University member is issued at the counter. Show some identification such as a health insurance card or a driver's license.


Who You are Able to borrow at one Time Term Extend a Term
Student Freshman - Junior Student
Non-Degree Student
10 14days 1time
Senior Student 15 28days 1time
Graduate Student 20 28days 1time
Staff Short Term 50 180days 1times

Who You areBoundNot Bound
Able to borrow at one timeTermAble to borrow at one timeTerm
Staff or Graduate Student57days5 (Except latest Journals)2days

[Audio Visual Materials]
Who You are Able to borrow at one time Term Extend a Term
Every User 5 7days not available


All materials should be returned to the counter.

When the library is closing, you can return them to the drop box.

When you return journals and audio visual materials, please don't return them to the drop box as they may get damaged.

You have to return what you borrowed by the day you were told. If you don't, you'll be punished. You won't be able to borrow books and other materials anymore(For example, if you delay for 5 days, you cannot borrow materials for 5 days).

Other Conditions

There are some books that cannot be borrowed. Students cannot borrow journals.

You can also extend the borrowing term. For example, if you are freshman student, you can borrow books for 14days and extend the borrowing term one more time (In other words, you can borrow books for 28days in sum total). If you'd like to do that, you must bring materials you borrowed to the counter and tell librarians to extend the borrowing term. Please take the procedure by the day you were told.

When books are borrowed out and not available, you can reserve those books at the counter. Tell librarians the ID of those books.You also can reserve books by yourself using the library's web page.

5.How to find Books and Journals

  • Relatively new books (accepted after 1986) and journals will be found by OPAC.
  • To find old books, card catalog is available.
  • You can search E-journals using the web page.

6.Reference Service

If you have any question or trouble, ask librarians.

7.Inter Library Loan

Click here for the details.

Photoduplication Service

You can get copies of documents from other institute's library (at your cost).

Inter Library Loan

You can also borrow books from other institute's library (at your cost).

8.Using other Institute's Library

If you'd like to use other institute's library, ask librarians.You need a letter of introduction.


Main Library of Ibaraki University
Circulation Section
〒310-8512 Bunkyo 2-1-1, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
Take a bus to Ibaraki University(茨大)at the Station of Mito, and get off at "IBA-DAI-MAE"(茨大前).(Access Guide


10.Library Calendar

Library Calendar 2015 (PDF)

11. Basic Library Rules

Basic Library Rules(in Japanese)