Coronavirus Infection Prevention Measures(Updated 23 June )

This page shows Hokkaido University Library's prevention measures against novel Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and is going to be updated whenever necessary.
In addition, please also check "COVID-19 Health Alerts and Advisories" (updated from time to time) on the University's website and follow the advisories when visiting the library.

Opening information

Central Library
North Library
Closed (From April 18 for the time being)

Opening hours vary by libraries. Please see Library Calendar.

Borrowing and copying the materials in Central library and North library(for Hokkaido University members)

Reservation for visiting libraries HU members can enter CENTRAL LIBRARY and NORTH LIBRARY
only for borrowing or copying (Reservation required)
Mailing service HU members can use mailing services of
library materials by online requests.
Detail (Book loan) ,Detail (Photocopy)

Use e-books from home! (for Hokkaido University members)

Hokkaido University Library offers access to extensive electronic resources (e-Books, e-Journals, and Databases) to assist members of Hokkaido University. Some of them can be accessed from off campus through our remote access service, and you can use them while you are at home.

Restrictions on non-members of Hokkaido University

The Central library and The North library will be closed to non-members of Hokkaido University.


Central Library
North Library
From Thursday, April 16, 2020
(Reopen date: TBA)

Suspension of facilities

Hokkaido University Library stop offering some facilities to prevent Coronavirus infection.

Suspended facilities

Central Library
  • Group study room (Entrance Bldg., 4F)
  • Language study room (Central Bldg., 4F)
  • Literacy Room (South Bldg., 2F)
  • Mobile phone booth (South Bldg., 2-4F)
  • Other area than stacks area
North Library
  • Group study room (East Bldg., 3F, 4F, Media room)
  • Language Laboratory (West Bldg., 3F)
  • Other area than stacks area
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
  • Audio-visual Room (2F)

Restriction of talking

It is prohibited to talk in all area of the Central library and North library.


Central library
North library
From Wednesday, April 1, 2020
(Date of release: TBA)


The Cetral library and North library will open some windows for ventilation in order to prevent novel Coronavirus infection.
Please move to a seat away from window, if you feel cold.

Period of ventilation

Cetral library From Wednesday, April 1, 2020
(Date of release: TBA)
North library From Wednesday, March 4, 2020
(Date of release: TBA)


Cetral library
  • Open stack room(South Bldg., 3F, 4F, 5F, Cetral Bldg., 4F)
  • Open area(South Bldg., 2F)
North library
  • Open stack room (East Bldg., 2F, 3F, 4F)
  • Media room (East Bldg., 3F)


Central Library:service [at]
North Library:kitasv [at]

2020/03/03 18:50
update: 2020/06/24 09:18