2021.09.10 [Fri]

[Important] Notice of Library services under the extended state of emergency (Updated Sept 10)

The library hours and services will remain the same, following the decision to extend the COVID-2019 state of emergency.
To avoid further spreading of COVID-2019, library hours has been shorten. Please make sure that you can stay in the library for 15 minutes at the maximum.

Opening hours


from Mon, June 21 to Thu, Sept 30, 2021
* The period will be extended also if a state of emergency is extended or shifted to preventative measures of the COVID-2019.

Library hours

Monday – Friday (except holiday), 11:00-15:00

Notes for use

To avoid further spreading of COVID-2019,

  • If you have symptoms such as a fever or a cough, refrain from entering the library.
  • Pay attention to coughing manners including wearing a mask. Also, keep your hands clean by washing or using hand sanitizer.
  • Keep “social distance” from other users.

Services available

1. Borrowing, returning GRIPS books at the library

  • Books that are not overdue and not reserved can be renewed using MyLibrary
    You can renew books more than 2 times only under this COVID-19 circumstances.
  • When returning books, put them into the book drop outside the library, or put them on the book return cart in front of the counter. 
    You can also return by mail. When you return by mail, please use the recorded delivery (Yu-pack, letter pack or express package and so on). Please be sure that you cover the postage.

2. Home delivery service for library books and materials (only under COVID-19 circumstances) (*1)

  • The library covers the shipping costs.

3. Inter-Library Loans (ILL) request (*1)(*2)
4. Book purchase request (student only) (*1)(*2)
*1 Only available within Japan
*2 Please apply via MyLibrary
We’re offering useful services in order to support GRIPS community members with online learning, teaching and research.

Services not available

1. Reading desks and seats
2. Group study room
3. Reference service at the counter
4. Don’t stay in the library for a long time. (15 minutes at the maximum)
Please ask at the library counter when you use “In-library use only” materials.
5. Services for non-GRIPS visitors is suspended temporarily. Admission to the library will be limited to GRIPS members only.
Library hours and services will be changed depending on the situation. We’ll notice you if there are any changes. Please also see Library News for latest information on library services.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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