Borrow, Return and Request
Borrow
  • Method 1. At the counter
    • From Mon. to Fri. 9 am - 8 pm(During student vacation, 9 am - 5 pm)
  • Method 2. With the lending machine
    • Always available.
    • *Only books which has a pink colored label on the book cover.

You cannot borrow new books if you have overdue books or you have a loan penalty.

Number limit

Tohoku Unievrsity members

Type Number limit Loan Period Renew Overdue penalty
Eng. Lib. materials Books1) Books and Journals in total up to 103) 2 weeks up to 25) From the day of return 1 week loan suspension
Journals2) 1 day (No Renewal)
Books delivered from other campus libraries Books1) Up to 54) 2 weeks up to 15)
Journals Not available -
  • 1) There are some materials which cannot be borrowed(Dictionaries, Handbooks and audio-visual materials etc.)
  • 2) Journals which can be borrowed are almost hardcover bounded ones. (Ones which has a pink colored number label.)
  • 3) Total number limit.
  • 4) Total number limit(This number is applied when you use delivery service). If you go to library which has the material, then the conditions of that library are applied.
  • 5) If no reservation.
  • Method 1. Confirm it on the internet with "MyLibrary".
    • Title of books, loan period and times of renewal are shown.
    • 24 hours service on the internet.
  • Method 2. Confirm it at the library counter.
    • Only during counter hours. (From Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 8 pm(During student vacation, 9 am - 5 pm))

How to confirm the book borrowing from the other university libraries, please see Inter Library Loan.

  • As shown in the above table, materials can be renewed up to 2 times when noone reserve it.
  • If you have overdue books or loan penalty, you cannot renew your library loans.
How to renew loans
  • Method 1. On the internet service(MyLibrary)
    • 24 hours service on the internet.
    • You don't have to come to library.
  • Method 2. At the counter.
    • Please bring materials you are borrowing.
    • During counter hours only.(From Mon. to Fri. 9 am - 8 pm(During student vacation, 9 am - 5 pm))
    • Materials of other campus libraries can be renewed if the material are delivered to and borrowed at the Engineering Library. Materials which borrowed at other campus library counter can be renewed only there.
Return books of Engineering Library
  • Method 1. Return at the counter of Engineering Library
    • During counter hours only.(From Mon. to Fri. 9 am - 8 pm(During student vacation, 9 am - 5 pm))
  • Method 2. (During closed hours)Return materials to "book post" near the entrance of Engineering Library.
    • Please do not return bounded journals and books borrowing from other university libraries because books may be damaged. Please return them at the counter.

*If you borrowed books located in laboratories at the Engineering Library counter, please return it there.

Return books of other campus libraries

Books of other campus libraries can be returned to Engineering Library.

Please return materials to Engineering library counter or book post(During closed time).

*If you borrow books located at the laboratory, please return it to the counter of library where you borrowed it.

  • You can borrow books of other campus libraries at Engineering Library counter if the book is not owned at Engineering Library or the book of Engineering Library has been already borrowed.

<Materials which cannot be delivered>

<The case delivery service cannot be applied>

  • The library counter where you receive the material and the library counter where materials locate must be different.
    For example, members of department of engineering cannot use delivery service for receiving materials of Engineering Library there.
    • Members of department of engineering can use delivery service when they receive Engineering Library materials at other campus library counter(such as Kawauchi or Kita-Aobayama library).
How to delivery books
  1. Log in to "MyLibrary"
  2. Search books with OPAC in MyLibrary menu.
     *Without login to "MyLibrary", delivery service application menu is not available.
  3. Show the detail of books you would like to borrow.
  4. Click the icon shown in the right side.
  5. Send the message with necessary information.
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  6. When the book is arrived at the counter, e-mail will be sent to you(If you choose e-mail notice option).
  7. Please borrow the book in 1 week (After 1 week later, materials will be returned to the shelves).
  • If the book you would like to borrow are already borrowed by others, you can reserve it.
  • When the book is returned, e-mail will be sent to you(If you choose e-mail notice option).
How to reserve books

There are two methods.

  • Method 1. Use "MyLibrary"
    <Procedure>
    1. Log in to "MyLibrary"
    2. Search books with OPAC in MyLibrary menu.
       *Without login to "MyLibrary", reservation menu is not available.
    3. Show the detail of books you would like to borrow.
    4. Click the icon shown in the right side.
    5. Send the message with necessary information.
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    6. If the book you reserve is returned, an e-mail will be sent to you(If you choose e-mail notice option).
    7. Please borrow the book within 1 week (After 1 week later, materials will be returned to the shelves).
  • Method 2. Make a reservation at the Engineering Library counter.
    • During counter hours only.(From Mon. to Fri. 9 am - 8 pm(During student vacation, 9 am - 5 pm))

You can request books which is not owned in the Engineering Library.

Members who can request books
  • Undergraduate students of School of Engineering.
  • Graduate students of the following departments.(Graduate school of Environmental Studies, Informatoin Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and IRIDeS.)
How to request books
  1. Log in to "MyLibrary"
  2. Click on "Purchase Request"
  3. Enter book title, publisher and so on.
  4. Please choose location "Engineering Library".
  5. Please enter the reason why you request the book.
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  6. When the book is ready for use, an e-mail will be sent to you. (If you choose e-mail for contact.)
  7. Please borrow the book within 1 week (After 1 week later, materials will be returned to the shelves).
Purchase
  • We are trying to purchase as many requested books as we can within a budget.
  • The following requests may be rejected.
    • Journals
    • Books already shelved in Engineering Library
    • Books which should be purchased personally(Practical guides, novels etc.)
    • Expensive books
    • For each person, if purchased books are over 10 or total budget is over 50 thousand yen in a year.
  • We will purchase requested books as soon as possible, but it may take some time because of stock situation etc.
  • We will notice you if we cannot purchase requested books for some reason.

Contact

  • If you lost or damaged books, please inform us at the counter(We will ask you to replace the book).
    Regulations of Tohoku Univ. Engineering Library (PDF)[Japanese]
  • If books returned in the book post are damaged badly, we will contact you.
  • If you have a question, please ask at the counter.

Contact