Central Library

Open / Shortening open / Closed of Central Library / Examination periods

Central Library is open except days of "CLOSED".

During examination periods, opening hours are extended.

Please see LIBRARY CALENDAR.

CLOSED SHORTENING OPEN EXAMINATION PERIODS
  • Power failure day of University
  • Year-end and New Year Holidays : Dec.28 - Jan.3
  • Entrance examination : the middle or end of January
  • Spring Holidays : March to the beginning of April
  • Summer Holidays : the middle of August
  • Winter Holidays : Year-end and New Year Holidays except Dec.28 - Jan.3
  • From July to August
  • From January to February

We announce details on our website.

Service hours of Central Library

Our opening plan might be changed suddenly due to the situation about COVID-19.

Please see these information below.

Central Library and North Library are partially resume library service with advance booking. For more details, please take a look at here.
We are still suspending the service for non-Hokkaido University members. Those who do not belong to HU are NOT allowed to enter or use the library. Please wait for further notice.

CENTRAL LIBRARY Weekdays
[NORMAL & EXAM]
Holidays Weekdays

[SHORT]

Holidays

[SHORT]

Holidays

[EXAM]

Opening hours / Reading rooms 8 am - 10 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 10 pm
Closed stacks / Automated stacks 9 am - 8 pm 9 am - 6:30 pm 9 am - 4:40 pm 9 am - 4:30 pm 9 am - 8 pm
Northern Studies Collection at West Stacks (2F) 9 am - 5 pm Not available 9 am - 5 pm

*Ask for materials by 4:40 pm

Not available Not available
Rare Books 9 am - 4:50 pm Not available 9 am - 4:50 pm

*Ask for materials by 4:40 pm

Not available Not available
Checkout / Extension 10 minutes before closing
Make / Renew Library Cards 9 am - 5 pm

*Reception only : 5 - 9 pm

*Reception only : 9 am- 6 pm 9 am - 4 pm *Reception only : 9 am - 4 pm *Reception only : 9 am - 9 pm
Inter Library Loan(**) 9 am - 5 pm Only accepting or providing 9 am - 5 pm Only accepting or providing Only accepting or providing

**ILL accepting and providing is available until 10 minutes before closing.

Floor map of Central Library

Floor Map of Open-stack Area

5F
  • Reading room (Call Number 600-999)
4F
3F
  • Reading room (Call Number 000-299, Paperbacks)
    • Journals corner
    • Latest Newspapers corner
    • Books designated by teachers
    • Computer area
  • <<Entrance building>>*
    • Lounge
2F
  • Entrance / Returning books post
  • General counter
    • Check out / Returning / Procedures for the use
    • Reference service
    • Interlibrary loan service
  • Microform reader
  • Automatic check out machine
  • Station of Automated Stacks
  • Entrance to Stacks
  • Open area
    • Newly arrived books
    • Copy machine
    • Literacy room
    • Individual study booths
  • Northern Studies Collection reading room
  • Office (Staff Only)
1F
  • Automated Stacks (Staff Only)

* Access via the staircase or the elevator in the entrance building.