Central Library and North Library Opening Status (Only for members of HU) Updated on May 9, 2022

(May 9, 2022) Opening hours has been updated.

There are changes in opening hours in Central and North Library on May 16, 2022.

The libraries are not available for Non-members of HU.
Reopening date for Non-HU members is undecided.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation to the measure for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

1. CAUTIONS
2. Available service
3. Non-Available service
4. Opening hours
5. Returning materials

1. 【CAUTIONS】

  • Don’t talk in the library.
  • We constantly ventilate the buildings.
  • Some parts of library services and facilities are unavailable.
  • Keep a safe distance.
  • Please use the library in a short time.
  • Put on a face-mask.
  • Carry the health observation checklist. (application or check sheets
  • Don’t enter the library when you’re unwell.
  • There are temperature measurement cameras at the entrances. Please check your temperature before entering the libraries.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands diligently.

2. Available service

Central library
Circulation, Photocopy,
Reading room (Including a part of Open area and Silent area)(※),
Individual study booths (Reservations required, click here for details),
ELMS PC(※),
Closed stacks, Automated-Stacks,
Microfilms reader, Northern Studies Collection reading room,
Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries (NDL)
A part of Media Court (Available with some restrictions)(※)
※The number of seats is reduced than usual.

North library

Circulation, Photocopy, Closed stacks,
Language Laboratory (the number of users is reduced than usual and there is a time limit, and reservations required, click here for details),
Reading room(※), ELMS PC(※),
Audiovisual materials in the media room(※)
※The number of seats is reduced than usual.

3. Non-Available service

Central library
Group Study Rooms,
Language Laboratory,
Literacy Room and a part of Open area,
Lounge,
Some of ELMS PCs and reading desks,
Mobile phone booth
North library
Group Study Rooms,
Silent Room,
Some of ELMS PCs and reading desks

4. Opening hours

There are changes in opening hours in Central and North Library on May 16, 2022.
Check the library calendars.

Central library

2022/05
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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2022/06
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12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
2022/07
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
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10111213141516
17181920212223
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OPEN 8:00-22:00(学外の方は入館できません)
OPEN 9:00-22:00(学外の方は入館できません)
OPEN 9:00-19:00(学外の方は入館できません)
OPEN 9:00-17:00(学外の方は入館できません)
OPEN 9:00-20:00(学外の方は入館できません)

North library

2022/05
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
2022/06
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
2022/07
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
OPEN 9:00-20:00(学外の方は入館できません)
OPEN 9:00-17:00(学外の方は入館できません)
CLOSED Closed
OPEN 8:00-22:00(学外の方は入館できません)
OPEN 9:00-22:00(学外の方は入館できません)
OPEN 9:00-19:00(学外の方は入館できません)

5. Returning materials

Currently, Central Library and North Library lend materials with the normal lending period (e. g. 15 days for books in open stack room).Returning can be done at book drops, which are available 24 hours next to the library’s main entrance, as well as at the library counter. You can also return materials by YU-PACK (a parcel delivered by Japan Post). You are to pay the shipping fee for returning materials.

And also, you can request postponement of material’s lending period and grace of penalty period in case you have difficulty with returning materials due to unavoidable reasons such as infectious diseases. You are to contact the library to gain waivers.

  • Please renew loan periods at our "Library Web Service" for materials that are within the loan period, not reserved by other patrons.
  • If you think you have a COVID-19 infection, please contact us before trying to return materials
  • The penalty period is the period during which you will not be able to borrow books. The library doesn’t charge fines for overdue books.

If you have any questions, please ask us.

Central Library
Phone 011-706-3956
E-mail service[at]lib.hokudai.ac.jp
North Library
Phone 011-706-5575
E-mail kitasv[at]lib.hokudai.ac.jp
BOOK DROPS
Book drops are available 24 hours next to the entrance of central library and north library.Note: do not put materials belong to other libraries than the Central Library and the North Library in book drops. Central Library North Library

RETURNING BY A PARCEL POST (YU-PACK)Please send us materials by YU-PACK (a parcel post by JAPAN POST).

You are to pay the shipping fee for the parcel.

Note: If you have materials both from the Central Library and the North Library, you can send them in one parcel.

Note: Postage is to be paid by the patrons. We cannot receive a parcel by C.O.D. (payment on arrival).

Central Library
060-0808 Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Hokkaido University Library, Service section
North Library
060-0817 Kita 17, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Hokkaido University North Library

REQUEST POSTPONEMENT OF MATERIAL’S LENDING PERIODPlease contact the library from where you borrowed the materials.

Central Library
Phone 011-706-3956
E-mail service[at]lib.hokudai.ac.jp
North Library
Phone 011-706-5575
E-mail kitasv[at]lib.hokudai.ac.jp

Following information is needed:

  • Student ID / Faculty ID / Staff ID / Library card ID
  • Your name
  • Reasons why you request a postponement
    (e. g. I think I have a COVID-19 infection. / I am identified to have been in close contact with the infected person. / I feel sick. / I am refraining from going out)
  • Estimated return date (e. g. 2 weeks later)

Note: You have to contact every library if you have books from Central Library and North Library. (It is okay to set two email addresses for ‘To’ of one email.)

REQUEST GRACE OF PENALTY PERIODYou can request grace of penalty period to our staff directly at the counter when you want to borrow materials at the penalized library.

2020/07/13 10:50
update: 2022/05/09 10:01