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For current students

Lending Policies

The circulation counter is located on the 2nd floor of the library. Those with a valid student ID may check-out materials. Affiliated institutions and special permissions may apply.

Affiliation Document Number of books Lending period Renewal procedure
NUCB International College students books 12 books 2 weeks
magazines 1 book 1 week ×

*Loan periods for reserve items may differ. Items that have had requests placed on them during a loan period cannot be renewed. Overdue items cannot be renewed.

Long-term Loan Conditions

Special long term loan conditions apply for summer, winter, and spring vacation periods as well as for those writing Extended Essays. Please inquire within.


Items are to be returned to the 2nd floor circulation counter or the outdoor drop-box located by the front entrance door.

Non-circulating Materials

  • Reference materials
  • Weekly magazines can be checked out 1 week from the date of acceptance, other magazines can be checked out for 2 weeks
  • Newspapers
  • Graduation theses
  • Audiovisual materials

Late Penalties

A late fee of 10 yen per book will be charged per day past the due date. Late returns for magazines will result in a loss of circulation privileges for half a year. Those with overdue materials cannot borrow or renew any items.

Return box

There is a drop-box located by the front entrance for after-hours returns. Please return overdue materials to the 2nd floor circulation counter during operating hours.


Requests can be placed for items that are out on loan and an email notification will sent upon their return. Requested items will be held behind the circulation counter for 1 week. It also possible to recall items that are on long-term loan for short-term period of 1 week. Please inquiry within.

Requests for Purchase

 Please send requests to purchase items to [joho @ nucba. ac. jp] (Please remove spaces which have been set in the email address for security purposes when sending.) A form is also available in the library.

Using libraries at other universities

For Faculty and Staff


Up to 99 books, and up to 10 magazines (or one 1 vol. of of bound magazine) can be checked out at the circulation counter located on the 2nd floor of the library with a valid ID.


Return dates will stamped on the library slip inside the items at the circulation counter.

Loan Date Return date
March 1-August 31 January 20, next year
From September 1st to the end of February of the following year June 30, next year

* Reference materials, microfilm, and newspapers are non-circulating.

About update

Please inform library staff of change of place of residence.

For reservation

Requests can be placed on items that are on loan and an email will be sent upon return of the requested item.


Items on long-term loan can be recalled. Recalled items will be held behind the circulation counter for 1 week and the loan period is 1 week.

About ordering (purchase request)

to request books for purchase. The deadline to request books for research is November 30th and is strictly enforced. To request purchase of any other materials please inquiry within. <!-・ Book purchase application->