For Users with disability

We welcome any questions or inquiries at the following contacts so that users with disability can use Hokkaido University Library (Central Library and North Library) at ease.

Central Library: TEL 011-706-3956, E-Mail udl[at]lib.hokudai.ac.jp
North Library: TEL 011-706-5575, E-Mail kitasv[at]lib.hokudai.ac.jp
* Please replace [at] with @.
* We would also like to hear what you noticed for improvement.

If you find difficulty in the library, please do not hesitate to let the counter staff know. In the library you can use the following facilities and services. Please download a leaflet "The library guide.Universal design edition."(PDF file / in Japanese)[Low-quality version] and [High-quality version].

- Central Library (North Library is here)

The Floor Map of Central Library (Click the words in blue boxes or blue circles to view the detail information.)

Parking space for users with disability
We have a parking space for users with disability on the left of the entrance.
Ramp for wheelchair users
On the left of the entrance we have a ramp for wheelchair users and handrails at each side of it.
Braille blocks
Braille blocks lead you from the entrance to the general counter and the elevator, which you can take to the Lounge on the 3rd floor and Group Study Rooms on the 4th floor.
Elevator with buttons for wheelchair users, labels in Braille, mirrors and audio assist
The elevator has buttons for wheelchair users and labels in Braille. At the front and the upper left of it you can find mirrors. And it informs you by voice (1) when the doors open and close, (2) whether it will go up or down and (3) what floor it arrives at.
Stairway rails with labels in Braille
The stairway rails in the reading rooms have labels in Braille. But we have no stairway rail in the closed stacks. If you have difficulty without it, please let our counter staff know what materials you need. We will pick them up.
Reading table for wheelchair users
We have a reading table for wheelchair users on the 3rd floor. You can adjust the height of it.
Restroom with multiple functions
We have restrooms with multiple functions on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. The restroom of 2nd floor has a sink unit for ostomate.
General counter (1) You can use a wheelchair
We have a wheelchair in the counter and you can use it.
General counter (2) We can also communicate in writing
We have large and small whiteboards and you can also communicate with us in writing.
General counter (3) You can use a hand glass
We have a hand glass and you can use it.
General counter (4) We help you do research
We help you do research at the reference counter behind the general counter. You can ask us and make an appointment by phone, FAX or E-Mail.
TEL:011-706-2973, FAX:011-746-4595, E-Mail:ref[at]lib.hokudai.ac.jp (Please replace [at] with @.)

- North Library (Central Library is here)

Parking space for users with disability
We have a parking space for users with disability on the south of the library.
Ramp for wheelchair users
On the left of the entrance we have a ramp for wheelchair users and handrails at left side of it.
Intercom to use the elevator
We have the intercom on the 1st floor and you can call the staff to use the elevator.
Elevator with buttons for wheelchair users, labels in Braille and mirrors
The elevator has buttons for wheelchair users and labels in Braille. At the front and the upper left of it you can find mirrors.
Restroom with multiple functions
We have a restroom with multiple functions on the 2nd floor.
General counter (1) We can also communicate in writing
We have a notebook-size whiteboard at the general counter on the 2nd floor and you can also communicate with us in writing.
General counter (2) You can use a hand glass
We have a hand glass at the general counter on the 2nd floor and you can use it.

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