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Central Library : 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City, Gifu 501-1193 JAPAN
Email:gjin02017(at)jim.gifu-u.ac.jp
Phone:+81-58-293-2191
Fax:+81-58-293-3299
Medical Library : 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City, Gifu 501-1194 JAPAN
Email:gjin02023(at)jim.gifu-u.ac.jp
Phone:+81-58-230-6590
Fax:+81-58-230-6592
  1. Gifu University Library System
  2. Hours
  3. Closing Times
  4. Using the Libraries
    1. Notices
    2. How to Borrow
    3. How to Return / Overdue Notices
    4. How to Find Books and Periodicals
    5. Classification and Arrangement
    6. Reference Services
    7. Photocopying
    8. Locations of Library Collections
    9. Library Collections

  1. Gifu University Library System
  2. Gifu University Library plays an important role in our university, providing faculty members and students with a large collection of books, periodicals, and other materials from inside and outside the country for their research activities.

    The history of Gifu University Library began with the founding of Gifu University in May 1949. Today the Library consists of two divisions: the Central Library and the Medical Library. These two libraries are located in the main campus in Yanagido. The former was reorganized in July 1984 by annexing two branch libraries. The latter, established in April 1965 for the School of Medicine, was initially located in the Tsukasa campus. In June 2006, the Medical Library was moved to Yanagido.

    One of the main features of Gifu University Library is a division-wide centralized management system organized and administrated under the Chief Librarian of the Library.

    Gifu University Library has adopted the "open-stack" system, which enables faculty members and students to browse freely among the book stacks.

    To facilitate various services, Gifu University Library has automated almost every library function including acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, payments, bibliographic data retrieval, and information retrieval.

    The collection of Gifu University Library already exceeds more than 890,000 volumes, to which about 8,000 volumes are added annually. This collection consists of over 600,000 volumes of Japanese books and 290,000 volumes of foreign books, including 17,000 periodicals.



  3. Hours
  4. * Central Library 
           Open:              Monday - Friday:    9:00 a.m. -  9:30 p.m.
                              Saturday:          10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.
                              Sunday:            10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.(examination periods only)
           (Vacation Periods)
           Open:              Monday - Friday:    9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.
                              Saturday:          10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.(closed occasionally on Saturdays)
    
    * Medical Library
           Open:              Monday - Friday:    8:30 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.
                              Saturday:          10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.
           (The Medical Library is open year-round.  This library is available to the medical staff and graduate students of the School of Medicine, Gifu University 24 hours a day, seven days a week.)
    

  5. Closing Times
  6. * Central Library
    Sundays (except examination periods), some Saturdays during vacation periods, national holidays, winter holidays (December 28th - January 4th), and every second Tuesday except during January, February, July, and October.
    * Medical Library
    Sundays, national holidays, winter holidays (December 28th - January 4th), and every second Tuesday.
    Notices will be given in advance if the libraries are to be closed in addition to the above-mentioned times.


  7. Using the Libraries
  8. All users of the libraries are required to bring their Student or Member ID Cards.
    Users of the Medical Library are also required to bring their admission cards for the medical facilities of Gifu University.

    1. Notices
    2. How to Borrow
    3. Books are checked out at the Circulation Desk by presenting an ID card.
      Borrowing Periods and the Maximum Numbers of Books for Borrowing:

      * Central Library
           Undergraduate Students:      5 books for up to 2 weeks
           Graduate Students:           7 books for up to 2 weeks
           Faculty Members:             7 books for up to 2 weeks
           Non-University Members:      2 books for up to 2 weeks
      
      * Medical Library
           Undergraduate Students:      3 books for up to 1 week
           Graduate Students:           5 books for up to 1 week
           Faculty Members:             5 books for up to 1 week
      
      The following categories of Library materials may not be checked out:

      1. Reference Books
      2. Indexes and Abstracts
      3. Periodicals (bound and unbound)
      4. Newspapers and Textbooks
      5. Rare Books
      6. Microforms and Audio-Visual Materials


    4. How to Return
    5. Place the books at the Circulation Desk or the Automatic Book Circulation area.

      Overdue Notices
        Books must be returned by the due date. The following procedures shall be taken for overdue books:
        1. A request letter for the return of the overdue book(s) shall be mailed to the borrower.
        2. If the overdue days exceed 5 days, borrowing privileges shall be suspended (please ask a librarian about the details of the suspension period).


    6. How to Find Books and Periodicals
    7. --> Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
      Computer workstations are located on every floor of the Library. Books can be found according to author, title, keyword, or classification number.
      You can request a workstation demonstration at the reference desk.


    8. Classification and Arrangement
    9. 1. Books are classified according to the NDC (Nippon Decimal Classification) System. Keys to the NDC can be found at either end of the bookshelves.
      2. Periodicals are classified according to the GIFU DAIGAKU ZASSI BUNRUIHYO System in the Central Library. In the Medical Library, they are arranged by title.


    10. Reference Services
    11. Advice and assistance are available on the following:

      * Use of the libraries and library materials
      * Searches for literature
      * Use of interlibrary photocopy services and interlibrary book lending
      * Use of other affiliated libraries, etc.


    12. Photocopying
    13. Central Library

      a. Users with copy cards (charge-type) issued by the libraries can use the copiers on the second floor.
      b. Copiers for private use (cash or prepaid card) are available near the Reference Counter on the second floor.

      Medical Library

      a. Users with copy cards (charge-type) issued by the libraries can use the copiers on the second floor.
      b. Copiers for private use (prepaid card) are available on the second floor.


      Notices:

      Users are allowed to photocopy library materials only.
      Users are allowed to make only one copy of each article.
      Users are not allowed to copy an entire book or periodical.


    14. Locations of Library Collections
    15. Central Library (map)
      Medical Library (map)


    16. Library Collections
    17. ・How to find books and periodicals:
      Newspapers

      ・Special Collections
      1. Collection of Webster's English Dictionaries
      2. Collection of Books and Magazines for Research into Environmental Problems
      3. Complete Collection of Reprinted Newspapers and Periodicals on Education in the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Periods
      4. Donation Libraries by Professors Emeritus


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