Using the Libraries

The following persons are eligible to use the KUAS Library System.

  • General members of the public (persons who live near KUAS)
  • Alumni
  • Students of other universities with a letter of introduction of an Interlibrary Browing Pass
  • Any other person authorized by the Library Director

Based on our philosophy as a university that is open to the local community, the KUAS Library System provides the public with academic information from our collection. We hope that our community members will use our libraries as a conduit for lifelong learning.

How to Apply

  • Please apply for a library card at the library you wish to use. Please note that only the main library counter at Kyoto Kameoka Campus can issue library cards.

A Kameoka Library card cannot be used at the Uzumasa Campus and vice versa. Please apply for a library card at each campus that you intend to use the library.

Membership Fees

  general public alumni
Kameoka Campus Library, Main Library and Annex free (valid 2 years) free (valid 2 years)
Uzumasa Campus North and South Libraries 3000 yen (valid 1 year) 1000 yen (valid 1 year)

Items Required for Library Card Application

  1. Valid ID with name and address (one of the below)
    • Driver's license
    • Health insurance card
    • Student handbook
    • Student ID with address
    • Other items issued by a public institution that can be used to confirm your name and address
  2. A seal bearing your name

 ◆ Graduation certificate *Only required of alumni who will use the North or South Library of Uzumasa Campus.

Registration takes 10-15 minutes.

Library Rules

  • A library card is required to enter the library and when borrowing media or using library facilities.
  • Cell phone calls, smoking, eating and drinking are not allowed in the library.
  • Bags and other personal items may be brought into the library. Please place wet umbrellas in the umbrella stand or inside a plastic bag.
  • Do not leave personal belongings or books unattended. Always hold on to valuables.
  • Please handle library materials with care. Please do not fold pages, draw lines or write in notes in the books. If a book is defaced or lost, the persons responsible will be required to pay for the damages.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave if they disrupt other users or do not follow the instructions of the staff.
  • General members of the public may not use the archives in the Kameoka Campus libraries nor the Learning Commons in the Uzumasa Campus libraries.
  • Books, magazines and newspapers are located in their respective sections.
  • Books are arranged according to a call number system. 
  • Japanese books and magazines and foreign books and magazines are located in different locations. Please check the map.
  • Journals are arranged in alphabetical or alphabetical order by field.
    (The journals in the Kameoka Campus libraries are not divided by subject area.)
  • For information on how to find books, please refer to our organization system guide。 

Borrowing Limits


borrow limit Up to 3 books (across all libraries on all campuses)
borrow period 2 weeks
  • Newspapers and magazines cannot be checked out of the libraries.
  • Late returns will result in a temporary suspension of borrowing privileges.
  • Only media from the library's collection may be borrowed.

Photocopies of nespapers, magazines and books

  • Copies may be made within the extent allowed by copyright law (for a fee).
    If you wish to use the copier, please ask at the counter.
  • Photocopying services may not be available before and during examinations.
  • Newspaper List

Requesting on-campus media retrieval 

  • If the library on your campus does not have the media you need, you can request an inter-campus library loan. Please ask at the counter if you wish to request that media be retrieved. 

It is not possible to order a retrieval from other libraries on the same campus.

Library Hours

Kameoka Campus Main Library and Annex

  Weekdays (Monday - Friday) Saturdays
Regular Days 9:00AM - 7:00PM Closed
Recess Days 9:00AM - 5:00PM(or 4:00PM) Closed
Closing Days Sundays, national holidays, and other university holidays

Uzumasa Campus North Library

  Weekdays (Monday - Friday) Saturdays
Regular & Recess Days 8:30AM - 8:00PM 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Closing Days Sundays, national holidays, and other university holidays  

Uzumasa Campus South Building Library

  Every day
Regular & Recess Days 8:30AM - 6:00PM

Please check the Library Calendar for a detailed library schedule.

Donating Books

To those considering donating

  • The KUAS Library System does not accept book donations from individuals.
  • Donated books will be moved to the appropriate library / reading room after examination.
  • Examining a book and determining whether or not it can be accepted takes a certain amount of time.
  • Details regarding the results of examination decisions cannot be divulged.
  • Books that are not accepted cannot be returned. The book may be given away or recycled.
  • Please do not include the book catalogs, thank you letters, or receipts with your donated books.
  • If you understand the above and still wish to perform a donation, please send your books to the addresses below.
  • Shipping costs must be borne by the donor.