Library Guide (for students and personnel at Mie University)

Library Hours

In Term Time Mon.-Fri. 8:30-20:00
Sat.-Sun. and national holidays 11:00-18:30
During the spring,
summer, and winter
Mon.-Fri. 8:45-17:00

Closed days

Homepage, Contact us

Website(Japanese) P C
Circulation Desk TEL 059-231-9088 (ext.9088)
Interlibrary Loan TEL 059-231-9660 (ext.9660)
Reference Desk TEL 059-231-9089 (ext.9089)

How to Find Books and Journals

1. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)


Books and journals in the University Library stored after 1990 are searchable via the OPAC computer or the Internet.


How to view results for books


How to view results for journals


2.Browsing the shelves

Materials placed on the shelves are arranged according to the Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC). Please refer to the Library map and NDC scheme.

3.Ebooks and electronic journals, databases

These are available from the Library website.


1F Learning Commons Area [mobile LAN available]

Service Counters (Circulation Desk・Reference Desk)
We will assist you in the issuing of Library cards, borrowing & returning books, etc.
Japanese and foreign journals acquired in and after 1984 are available. Materials dated before 1983 are in compact stacks. The latest journals are in the Current Journals Corner. The journals are shelved in alphabetical order. The collection must remain within the Library.
University Bulletins
College and university bulletins and catalogs are sorted alphabetically by university name.
Government Publications
These are arranged by issuing ministries and agencies.
Audio-Visual Area
Audio-Visual materials are available. To use them, please sign in at the Service Desk.The borrowed audio-visual materials cannot be taken outside the Library.
Group Learning Area
You can carry out discussions and group learning here. Whiteboards and projectors are provided.
Daily newspapers and back issues are available on the 1st floor.
Reduced-size editions of the newspapers
Cutdown versions of back issues of newspapers are available.
PC Area(1F)
Authentication by account (user name and password) of the LAN for students is required.
Certain photocopies of the materials in the Library are allowed under the copyright law. Please fill out the Application Form for Photocopies before you make any copies.

Library Map

map 1F

2F Quiet Area [mobile LAN available]

Open Access Shelves [Available for Checkout]
Materials shelved on the 2nd floor can be accessed freely.
Newly Acquired Books [Available for Checkout (exclude reference books)]
New books are separately displayed before being shelved.
Reference Books
Collection of reference books including dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and more. Reference books can only be used in the Library.
Exhibition Books [Available for Checkout]
Books written by Mie University Academic Staff, and published by the Mie University Press.
Disaster Prevention Material Area [Available for Checkout]
Collections of materials related to disaster and disaster prevention.

Environment Materials Area [Available for Checkout]
Collections of materials related pollution and environmental engineering.

Private Study Rooms
(From 9:00 to the library closing time)
There are 10 rooms. To use one, please ask a staff member at the Service Desk.

PC Area(2F)
Authentication by account (user name and password) of LAN for students is required.

map 2F

3F Silent Area

Reading Floor
About 230 desks are available on the 3rd floor for reading and writing reports. Please do not use PCs here and please keep quiet.

[Students only ; not for the general public]

map 3F

Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC)

000 General works 500 Technology & Engineering
100 Philosophy 600 Industry and commerce
200 History 700 The arts & Fine arts
300 Social sciences 800 Language
400 Natural sciences 900 Literature


Service Desk

circulation.jpg Circulation Desk 9:00-Closing time
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Library Website

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circulation icon Mie University Library Card


A Student card is needed to use the Library, or borrow books. The card may not be lent to anyone else. Staff access to the Library is via their staff ID, so please let us know if you have your staff ID on your first visit.

circulation icon Access to the Library

Scan your card at the entrance gate, which will open automatically. If you do not have your card, please talk to a staff member at the Counter.
The exit gate will open automatically. It has a monitoring system to prevent unauthorized removal of books.

circulation icon Borrowing and Returning Books

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You can make a reservation for a book you wish to borrow, if it is not available at the time. We will let you know as soon as the book has been returned.

circulation icon Application for Materials in the Library stacks

(Mon.-Fri. 9:00-16:50)
You are able to request books from closed stacks.(The closed stacks are available from 9 am to 15 minutes before the Library closes , adn can by accessed by faculty members, university staff, postgraduate students, and those who have attended the required short course on how to use them.)

circulation icon Application to use the Audio-Visual Materials

(From 9:00 to the library closing time)
You can use Library's audio-visual materials.

circulation icon Application to use a Private Study Rooms

(From 9:00 to the Library closing time)
We have 10 Private study rooms for use by graduate students and undergraduate students in their final year.

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You are able to borrow books from other university libraries, public libraries and the National Diet Library. A postage fee is required.

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It is possible to obtain photocopies of materials held by libraries other than Mie University. Copying costs and postage are required.

reference icon Visiting Other Libraries

A letter of introduction is required to access other university libraries. (Please obtain the letter of introduction form from our website.)

reference icon National Diet Library Digital Collection

(Mon.-Fri. 9:00-17:00)
You can browse and copy materials digitized by the National Diet Library.

reference icon Reference Services

Reference librarians help people to find information on a topic, search catalogs, databases, the Web, indexes, and more. If you need help, please ask at the Reference Desk. You can also ask by e-mail. (

reference icon Orientation

Please visit the Library Website for more information.

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You can request the purchase of a book that is not in the Library.


  • Please do not eat, drink or use mobile phones except in specifically designated places.
  • Please take appropriate care of the materials.
  • Please return the materials to their original location.
  • Please take your valuables with you all the time.
  • Place do not speak loudly.