Messages to the Library Visitors (Central Library)

11th, Apr. 2017 Last Updated
The Central Library of Waseda University is not open to the public.
Please read the following before visiting the Library.

How to use

Who Can Use the Central Library?

Researchers and students who wish to use the materials stored in the Central Library for the purpose of research and have the ID and the letter of introduction from the library of the institution they belong to.

To the Libraries outside Japan Issuing a Letter of Introduction

  • Before the visit, please make sure that the material needed is stored at the Central Library using our OPAC (WINE)or reference books or inquiring us via fax or e-mail.
    FAX +81-3-5286-2194
    E-mail info-wul(at)   *Please replace (at) with @ when sending mail.
  • With one letter of introduction, the user can use the Central Library for seven days.

If you wish to make a Library Tour, please refer to the following page.  Library Tour (Central Library)

When Can You Use the Central Library?

Visitors can enter the Central Library within the following time.
  Regular Term Vacations
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 18:00 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday Unavailable for visitors. (9:00-12:00, for only those who have special reason) Unavailable for visitors
  • If you wish to make photocopies of the material, please come to the Library as far in advance as possible.
  • For the service hours of each floor, please refer to the following page.  Service Hours(PDF)
  • The opening hours and service hours may change during the Summer/Winters/Spring vacations. Please contact the Library for detail.
  • Central Library can be closed for some reasons. Please refer to the Calendar on the top page of Central Library in advance.  Central Library

Service Available

You can consult and make photocopies of the documents. It is not possible to checkout any document.

When You Are in the Library

Entering and Exiting Procedures

  • Please show your ID and the letter of introduction at the Information Counter next to the entrance (on the 2nd floor) when you enter the Central Library.
  • The one-day user card will be issued. You will need to show it when you enter the stack rooms, so please have it with you in the Library.
  • When you leave the Library, please return the one-day user card to the Information Counter and please go through the exit gate (BDS).
  • If you want to reenter to the Library on the same day, please ask staff at the Information Counter before you exit.
  • If the document you need is stored in the separate stack room and you cannot finish reading on the day, please consult the staff.


You can ask for the photocopies at the Photographic Service Counter on the 4th floor at the visitors' rate.

We Appreciate Your Cooperation

  • No eating or drinking in the Library.
  • No smoking in the Library.
  • Please keep valuables in your possession all the time.
  • Please set mobile phones in silent mode.
  • If you are not sure about where to find the necessary document, please consult the staff at the Reference Counter on the 2nd floor.
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