For Non-GRIPS Visitors

*Services for non-GRIPS visitors has been suspended in response to COVID-19, from March 2020. See Library News for the latest information.

How to Apply

Before visiting, please inform us the following information by FAX or e-mail.
If you are affiliated with university or research institution, contact the library at your institution for visiting.

Information required:

> Your name
> Your Affiliation
> Materials you wish to use
> Preferred visiting date

Contact: see Contact us.



You will be required to present your ID and fill out the application form at the Library counter.

Service Hours

Monday – Friday : 10:00 – 17:00
No Saturday service for Non-GRIPS users.

Available services

Browsing and copying* the materials.
Visitors may not check out materials or use databases.

The following methods are available for copying in the library.

・Self-service photocopy
・Photocopy service by Library staff

* Copying is allowed only for materials owned at the GRIPS Library.
* Library users may copy a portion of Library materials within the limit of Copyright Law, for the purpose of private study or research.

Self-service photocopy

  • Upon copying, fill out the “Self copy request form” and drop it in the box beside the copy machine.

Copying fee

Transportation Money Card
black & white 5 yen
color 25 yen
  • Transportation Money Cards available: Suica, PASMO, Kitaca, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, SUGOCA, nimoca, HAYAKAKEN
    * PiTaPa is not available.
    * Recharging money card is not available on the campus.
  • Issuing a receipt is not available as for self-service photocopy.

Photocopy service by Library staff

  • For copying some materials in Special Collections, please contact the Library counter.
  • Service Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 17:00 (Issuing a receipt is not available 12:00-13:00)

Copying fee

black & white / color 35 yen
  • Please bring the exact amount, as no change is available.