Sapporo Agricultural College
|Aug. 1876||Sapporo Agricultural College was established.
Book stack room was opened in the auditorium.
|Dec. 1876||Reading room was opened in the auditorium.
Book storage was newly built.
|Nov. 1890||Extension to book storage. Reading room and office were built.|
|Nov. 1891||Dr. INAZO NITOBE assumed the post of first director.|
|Feb. 1900||Starting to make card catalog by Dewey decimal classification.|
|Jun. 1903||Library was newly built in present campus.|
Tohoku Imperial University
|Jun. 1907||Sapporo Agricultural College Library was renamed Agricultural College Library of Tohoku Imperial University.|
|Oct. 1914||Opening hours extended to the evening.|
Hokkaido Imperial University
|Mar. 1918||Agricultural College Library of Tohoku Imperial University was renamed Hokkaido Imperial University Library.|
|Sep. 1925||Reading room (Journals) and office were newly built.|
|Oct. 1929||Book binding room and press room were newly built.|
|Nov. 1929||Reading room (Newspapers) was newly built.|
|Oct. 1937||Northern Culture Research Division was established.|
|Nov. 1937||Document which Hokkaido Prefectural Government collected was deposited. (Manuscript, Diagram, Photograph)|
|Oct. 1947||Hokkaido Imperial University Library was renamed Hokkaido University Library.|
|Nov. 1963||Branch library was established in the Department of general education.|
|Jun. 1965||New library was built.|
|Jan. 1967||Hokkaido University Library Bulletin "Yu-in" was first issued.|
|Jun. 1967||Northern Culture Research Division was closed and Northern Studies Collection Room was established.|
|Oct. 1969||Branch of General education was newly built.|
|Sep. 1970||Opening hours extended to the evening. (Branch of General education)|
|Jan. 1971||Reference Room of Hokkaido University History was opened. (Central library)|
|Mar. 1982||European Communities Document Center (ECD) was opened. (Central library)|
|1983||Foreign official gazette and Congressional document zone was opened. (Central library)|
|Mar. 1986||Library online computer system was introduced and online search service was begun.
Connected to Catalog database of the National Center for Science Information Systems (NACSIS).
|Sep. 1990||Number of inputs to Hokkaido University Library Database reached to 1,000,000.|
|Apr. 1992||Interlibrary loan (ILL) service by NACSIS was started.|
|May. 1993||Library opening hours extended on Saturday.|
|Dec. 1993||Book Detection System (BDS) was introduced. (Branch of General education)|
|Apr. 1995||Branch of General education was renamed North branch.|
|Jul. 1995||International Organization Collections Room was opened. (Central library)|
|Sep. 1995||Hokkaido University Library Website was launched.|
|Oct. 1996||Northern Studies Collection Databese was opened.|
|Mar. 1997||BDS was introduced. (Central library)|
|Apr. 1997||Library opening hours extended on Sunday. (Central library)|
|Oct. 1998||Library opening hours extended on Sunday. (North branch)
Preliminary version of Hokkaido University Library Bulletin "Yu-in Letter" was first issued.
|Mar. 1999||Automatic entry and exit machine was introduced.
Automatic rental machine was introduced. (North branch)
|Jun. 1999||Online service was started (Purchase request, interlibrary loan and photocopy request).|
|Mar. 2000||Automatic rental machine was introduced. (Central library)|
|Apr. 2000||Multimedia Room was opened. (North branch)|
|Feb. 2001||Start a mobile version of user guide on the web.|
|Mar. 2001||Precious Document Room was opened. (Central library)|
|Apr. 2001||"Introduction to information retrieval"(User support service) was started.|
|Apr. 2002||The vice director post was established.
Library opening hours extended on Public holidays.
|Nov. 2002||Lending service for outside user was started.|
National University Corporation Hokkaido University
|Apr. 2004||High-definition electronic imaging of Northern Studies Collection started to display on the web.|
|Dec. 2004||Extended Saturday,Sunday and Public holiday library opening hours. (2hours)|
|Mar. 2005||Memorandum on business tie-up was exchanged with Peking University Library.|
|Mar. 2006||Refurbishment of reading room in North branch. (1-3 Floors)|
|Apr. 2006||Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers (HUSCAP) was launched.|
|Nov. 2007||Seismic repair work at North branch was done.|
|Aug. 2009||North branch was renamed North library.|
|Jul. 2011||South wing of Central Library with automated storage and retrieval system was opened.|
|Apr. 2015||West Building of North Library was opened.|
|Jun. 2019||Hokkaido University adopted the new open access policy.|