Borrowing Rules (For Waseda users only)

The following rules apply to the Central Library, the Campus Libraries (Takata, Toyama, Science and Engineering, Tokorozawa), the Student Reading Rooms (Political Science and Economics, Law, Education, Commerce & SILS, Social Sciences), the Japanese Language Students' Reading Room, and the Theater Museum Library. For more information on borrowing and returning, please refer to “Borrowing, Returning, Renewing, and Holding (http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/Services/borrowing-e.html).”
Number of materials you can borrow
Number of materials you can borrow (total) Undergraduates Graduates Faculties & Staffs
15 30 60
  • All the loans from the libraries listed on the top of this document are counted.
  • Within the number above, you can borrow up to 5 materials from the Student Reading Rooms (Political Science and Economics, Law, Education, Commerce & SILS, Social Sciences).
  • Within the number above, you can borrow up to 10 materials from the Japanese Language Students' Reading Room.
  • Within the number above, you can borrow up to 10 Japanese materials and 10 foreign materials from the Theater Museum Library. Please note that undergraduates cannot borrow the materials from the Theater Museum Library except when the loan is for writing graduation thesis. For more information, please visit the “User Guide to the Theater Museum Library (http://www.waseda.jp/enpaku/visitor/japanese-book/ *Japanese only).”
Borrowing Period
Library Undergraduates Graduates Faculties & Staffs
Central Library General Books: 14 days
Research Books (Japanese):
14 days
Research Books (Foreign):
30 days
General Books: 14 days
Research Books (Japanese):
30 days
Research Books (Foreign):
30 days
General Books: 14 days
Research Books (Japanese):
60 days
Research Books (Foreign):
60 days
S. Takata Memorial Research Library Cannot borrow 30 days 60 days
Toyama Library Research Books: 14 days
General Books: 14 days
Research Books: 30 days
General Books: 14 days
Research Books: 30 days
General Books: 14 days
Sci. & Eng. Library
(Student Reading Room)
30 days (Student Reading Room: 14 days) 60 days (Student Reading Room: 14 days) 60 days (Student Reading Room: 14 days)
Tokorozawa Library 14 days 30 days 30 days

Student Reading Rooms
(Political Science and Economics, Law, Education, Commerce & SILS, Social Sciences)

14 days 14 days 14 days
Japanese Language Students'
Reading Room
14 days 14 days 14 days
Theater Museum Library Faculty referral required 30 days 30 days
Holds, Penalties, and Renewals
Number of holds that can be placed Undergraduates Graduates Faculties & Staffs
15 30 60
Penalty points and suspension period of library privileges Library privileges are suspended for 14 days every 50 points
(Penalty points: 1 point per overdue material per day)
Times of Renewal Twice /Renewal period: From 5 days before the due date to the very day of the due date
  • Services for Art & Architecture School students, Waseda University Senior High School and Honjo Senior High School students are the same as those for undergraduates. Please note that these users cannot borrow materials from the student reading rooms (Political Science and Economics, Law, Education, Commerce & SILS, Social Sciences) and the Japanese Language Students' Reading Room.
  • Services for library card (Blue) holders are the same as those for graduate students. Please note that these users cannot borrow materials from the student reading rooms (Political Science and Economics,Law, Education, Commerce, Social Sciences) and the Theater Museum Library. Materials located in SILS Students' Reading Room and Japanese Language Students' Reading Room can be checked out.
  • Services for library card (Green) holders are the same as those for faculty members.