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.

For the time being, non-members of Hokkaido University will be not allowed to use our library.

CENTRAL LIBRARY Weekdays Holidays Weekdays

[SHORT]

Weekdays

[EXAM]

Holidays

[EXAM]

Opening hours

Reading rooms

9:00 - 20:00 9:00 - 17:00 10:30 - 17:00 9:00 - 20:00 9:00 - 20:00
Closed stacks

Automated stacks

9:00 - 19:30 9:00 - 16:30 10:30 - 16:40 9:00 - 19:30 9:00 - 19:30
Western stack room, 2F :

Northern study etc.

9:00 - 17:00 Unavailable 10:30 - 17:00

*Reception : until 16:40

9:00 - 17:00 Unavailable
Rare Books 9:00 - 16:50 Unavailable 10:30 - 16:50

*Reception : until 16:40

9:00 - 16:50 Unavailable
Checking out books 10 minutes before closing
To make / renew Library Cards 9:00- 17:00

*Reception only : 17:00-19:00

*Reception only : 9:00-16:00 10:30- 16:00 9:00- 17:00

*Reception only : 17:00-19:00

*Reception only : 9:00-19:00
Inter Library Loan(**) 9:00- 17:00 Only accepting or providing 10:30- 17:00 9:00- 17:00 Only accepting or providing

**Service of accepting or providing are available until 10 minutes before closing.

Floor map of Central Library

Floor Map of Open-stack Area

5F
  • Reading room (Call Number 600-999) <<Silent Area>>
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
  • Northern Studies Collection reading room
  • Office (Staff Only)
1F
  • Automated Stacks (Staff Only)

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