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Covid-19 Updates for HU members

Book delivery service for students

Based on the Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus set by Hiroshima university, HU Library will be closed from Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020, however the following services will start.

Service contents:Book delivery service
Service period:Wednesday, May 13, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020
Eligible people: HU students
Available materials for delivery: Books in each library
*Depending on the size and condition of the books, we may not be able to send you the books you applied for. Please note that materials in laboratories, Journals, audiovisual materials, materials for In-Library Use Only, etc. are not covered by this service.

How to apply:
Please apply from the "Reserve" button on OPAC. Be sure to enter "Home delivery: [Your postal code] / [Your address]" in the "Note" field. When applying for the first time, please read the "application method [in Japanese]"(PDF).
Application limit: Up to 3 books per day
Shipping Fee: Free of charge

* Currently, we are working with a small number of staff, so it is expected that shipping will take about one week. Please note that it may take longer depending on the application status. The shipping company is Fukuyama Transporting.
* This is a domestic limited service. We do not ship overseas.
* We will give priority to those who have collected graduation thesis, master's thesis, doctoral dissertation and materials necessary for research.
* If you would like to borrow Journals and audiovisual materials, please use the following service 1: Borrowing books and journals.
* The deadline for return is June 19th (Friday) or later. Basically, please keep your borrowed books by yourself until the library opens. If you cannot borrow the next material without returning it, please contact each library. (The maximum number of books that can be borrowed is 10 books in 3 weeks for an undergraduate student at each library and 15 books in 30 days for a graduate student at each library.)

Updated May 13, 2020

The due date of the books you borrowed has been extended to June 19. 

Updated May 12, 2020


HU libraries extend closure until May 31

According to the notice from the university, the libraries are closed until May 31. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Updated May 1, 2020

All libraries are closed, however following services are available for researchers who obtain permissions from the respective graduate school's dean or research center director, and clinicians.

1. Borrowing books and journals

Advance booking is required. Please fill out the request form completely to borrow books and journals in HU libraries. Each library will contact you when books and journals are ready for borrowing.

2. InterLibrary Loan

Please fill out the ILL request form including the reason of your request, e.g. "obtain permission from the dean or director, or need for medical treatment." Also please note that if you don't fill out the reason, we will cancel your request.

Updated April 27, 2020

The due date of the books you borrowed has been extended to May 14. If you borrow books from other libraries via ILL service, we will contact you individually.

Updated April 22, 2020


HU libraries will be closed from April 22 to May 6

To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the libraries will be closed from Wednesday, April 22 to Wednesday, May 6. If the situation will not change, then we may extend the close of the libraries. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Updated April 20, 2020

Hiroshima University Library will change some services in order to avoid the spread of the Corona Virus.We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Libraries are available for only Hiroshima University students and staff from Monday, March 30, 2020.
Student ID card (blue) or staff ID card (green) is required to enter and exit.
People who do not have the University ID card are not able to use the libraries.

How to enter and exit; 
Central Lib. :please refer to the URL.
West Lib.:touch your student or staff ID card to the card reader near the  entrance and exit gate.
Kasumi Lib.:please refer to the URL.(JPN only)
Higashi-senda Lib.:touch your student or staff ID card to the card reader near the  entrance and exit gate.

The following facilities for group learning and discussion or poorly ventilated room are suspended;

・Individual Study Room【Central and West Lib.】(from Mar. 2(Tue.),2020)
・Group Study Room【Central and West Lib.】     (from Mar. 2(Tue.),2020)
・BIBLA Group Space【Central Lib.】                 (from Mar. 2(Tue.),2020)
・BIBLA Kasumi【Kasumi Lib.】                         (from Mar. 2(Tue.),2020)
・Language Laboratory【West Lib.】                  (from Mar. 2(Tue.),2020)
・Group work area【West Lib.】                        (from Mar. 30(Mon.),2020)

The following services for Face-to-face consultation by library and information media center staff will be suspended from Mar. 1(Mon.),2020;

・information Desk【Central Lib.】

If you want to ask the Librarian, please use the web inquiry form.
[Reference Request Form  ]


Please check the following webpage, and decide whether to visit to library.

In library, please cooperate in measures against infections the Corona Virus;
The washing hands ,"Coughing manners " including wearing a mask and putting some hand sanitizer on your hands.

For the latest information, please check the Japanese language version.


First release:Mar. 2
Update: Mar. 27
17:10 | All