Library Services in response to the COVID-19 (Updated Apr. 6)
To prevent the spread of the COVID-19, the library services have been changed as follows.
Please note that we may additionally change the library services and conditions in response to the government or the university-wide decision.
■Library Services from April 2021 (User limited)
■Attending classes at the library
■Maximum number of materials and loan period
■Returning Library Items
■Online Library Contents
■CLOSED for Visitors
Library Services from April 2021 (User limited)
No reservation is required for entry to the Rikkyo Library from April 2021. For the time being, only Rikkyo students and faculty members are eligible for the entry.
About Entry to Campus and University Reception Services (updated April 1, 2021)
■ Classes offerd period
Monday to Saturday, and national holidays for classes offered 8:30～19:30
Sundays and national holidays 10:00～17:00
No class offered day 9:00～19:30
■ No Classes offerd period
Monday to Saturday 9:00～19:30
Sundays and national holidays 10:00～17:00
【Limitation for the number of the entry people】
As an infection prevention measure, for the time being, in order to avoid a crowded environment, a fixed number of seats are set in social distance and the entry to the libraries may be restricted when a certain number of people are reached. (500 people in Ikebukuro, 250 people in Niiza as a guide)
【The limitation of users】
■ graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty member and administrative staffs of Rikkyo University
※We kindly ask you to refrain from using library if you are one of the followings:
Alumni, students from partner institutions of “Yamanote Line Private University Consortium”, “Saitama University”, “Saitama Academic Library Association” and “f-Campus” , those who have reference letter, and others
・Perusal of books and magazines
・Lending (automated machine)and returning (book return post)
・Using OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
・Retrieve materials from the automated storage
・Ordering materials from Ikebukuro, Niiza, and the Niiza Repository Library
・Photocopying of books and materials
・Interlibrary Loan Services (excluding letter of introduction to other libraries)
・Using PCs and printers (the number of PCs and printers is limited.)
・PC rental services
・Viewing AV materials
・Using the terminal PC for digitized materials at the National Diet Library
・Using the terminal PC of the Bloomberg（Ikebukuro library only）
・Using the terminal PC of the LLI Comprehensive Law Information System (Ikebukuro library only) 〔Updated Apr. 6〕
■ Consultation services by learning advisor
■ Issuing a letter of introduction to other libraries
■ Learning Square（1F, 2F）*, group study rooms (2F), private perusal seats (3F), refresh room (B1F)
＊Learning Square is available as a perusal desk.
※It is not available to use the areas where are expected to be used with utterances and the area where sufficient ventilation is difficult.
■ Group Area (2F)*, Group Study Rooms (2F), Relax Room (1F), Face-to-Face Reading Rooms (1F), AV rooms (1F)
＊Group Area is available as a perusal desk.
※It is not available to use the areas where are expected to be used with utterances.
【Areas with usage restrictions】
■ Perusal desks, carrels, Learning Square (available as perusal desks), Lecture Rooms（using classes only）, PC desks, AV section
※There is a limit to the number of seats to maintain social distances.
※Please disinfect and clean your desk and PC by yourself when using.
※For using the installed PC, the rental PC and the AV devices, a 1-pin earphone of your own is required. Any wireless earphones are not available.
■ Perusal desks, Personal carrel seats、Group Area (available as perusal desks), Multipurpose Studio（using classes only）、PC desks, AV Rooms
※ There is a limit to the number of seats to maintain social distances.
※ Please disinfect and clean your desk and PC by yourself when using.
※ For using the installed PC, the rental PC and the AV devices, a 1-pin earphone of your own is required. Any wireless earphones are not available.
・Please wear a mask in the library.
・We may ask you to leave in case we observe any unusual physical condition.
Attending classes at the library
Please note the following in mind when taking online classes at the library:
・Online classes without speaking are available.
※Interactive classes with utterances are not available.
・ The installed PC, the perusal desks with own PC and rental PC are available.
※The number of PC desks and the perusal desks is limited.
・ Own headphones are needed. Especially, the installed PC and rental PC requires 1-pin earphones.
※Any wireless earphones are not available for the installed PC.
・Attending classes are available only during the library opening hours.
Maximum number of materials and loan period
Undergrad student 10 books/2 weeks
Graduate student (Masters, Doctoral) 30 books/1 month
Full-time Faculty 100 books/3 month
Part-time Lecturer 30 books/1 month
Media materials 2 items/2 weeks
※As of Thu. 17 Sept. 2020, all books and materials with due dates between Tue. 27 Feb. 2020 and Wed. 16 Dec. 2020 have been uniformly renewed to Thu. 17 Dec. 2020. However, the deadline of Dec 17 2020 will has no longer be extended since Dec. 18 2020.
It would be much appreciated if you could return the materials as soon as possible as there are a number of requests for these materials from other users. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.
Returning Library Items
The return deadline is now as usual (special treatment for 2020 has ended). After the Sun. April 18, if the return is delayed, the penalties for lending and extension will be normally applied for a certain period of time.
Please note that the book return post is installed in front of the library gate at both Ikebukuro and Niiza campus. When you come to school for classes, please return books and materials to the book return post. Howeber, AV materials can only be returned at the counter of the both libraries.
The materials you have borrowed can be returned by mail or courier services for the time being. (The shipping fee is on you.)
＜Rikkyo Ikebukuro Library＞
3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8501
＜Rikkyo Niiza Library＞
1-2-26 Kitano, Niiza-shi, Saitama 352-8558
・To specify it to an invoice with “Return Library Material”
・To pack the items with care to prevent any damage.
・To send the returning materials with a tracking number.
Online Library Contents
Online Library Services including special sites as follows are available at home.
Rikkyo OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), MyLibrary Service.
CLOSED for Visitors
The usage and entry for the visitors including from our partner institutions will remain CLOSED for the time being. We also suspend the acceptance of the library tour or inspection. We would appreciate your understanding.
Please refer to the Japanese page for details.
If you have any questions and inquiries, please enter the Inquiry Form. (V-CampusID / Japanese only)
To prevent the spread of infection, we kindly ask you all for your understanding and cooperation.
Rikkyo University Library