Meiji Pharmaceutical University Library Guide

Opening Hours Undergraduate students Graduate students・Faculty staff
Monday-Friday 9:00-19:50 9:00-24:00
Saturday 9:00-17:00
Closed Sundays, national holidays, the second Saturday of every month, New Year's, and a certain period during summer vacation
※Library hours and holidays may change. Details of the library calendar can be obtained from the website.
Searching Books Searching Journals If you cannot find the material you want in the MPU Library, there are three options Borrowing Making a Reservation Returning book Databases・Others Photocopy Procedures for Retirement and Transference
 Searching for Books
Searching for books on the bookshelves
Each book can be identified by the code classified by NDC (Nippon Decimal Classification). Books are arranged in the order of their codes. The code of each theme is shown at right. You should determine the theme of the book you are searching for and then go to its shelf.

Searching for books using the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) system, which searches the library’s held materials
Search OPAC using keyword,book title, author, etc. PC machines for OPAC use are available in the library. You can connect through your mobile phone to OPAC on the library website homepage as well.

■ When you search for materials, check the status of a book and its location in the stacks. The status column shows the return date.

■ Explanation of call numbers

Order of Materials
Each book has a call number, which is its classified theme. Books on the shelf are in ascending order 000-999. Classified codes and themes are shown on the side of each bookshelf. The order of a bookshelf’s code and numbers is from left to right, top to bottom.(→ Bookshelf Guide Map

Other Rules
●Reference books are arranged separately from the general bookshelves and users are prohibited from checking them out of the library.
●Guideline materials are placed on the side of the circulation counter.
●Exercise books of the National Examination are provided in latest edition and back number.
●Valuable Books Room: Valuable books are on a bookshelf at the circulation counter. You can make an inquiry about them.
 Searching for Journals
Search using OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) system to search held materials
Journals can be searched for in OPAC by title or ISSN.You can search for each special item by keyword.

■ When you search for materials, check these points.

Where is “Location”? Location branches off to the library, to bound journals, to the electronic bookshelf and so on. You can obtain the map by selecting the location. 
A blank in the “Binding status” column means that the material’s condition is “not bound.”

Order of Materials
Current -year journals are located on the Pigeon Box. Back-issue bound journals are located on the Bound Journal bookshelf. Foreign journals are located on the Electronic bookshelf, in alphabetical order. Japanese journals are located on the Open A bookshelf, in Japanese alphabetical order after their titles in English. Periodicals are located on the Open A bookshelf from the beginning of the east end, in alphabetical order. Review the contents of the bookshelves.


 If you cannot find the material you want in the MPU Library, there are three options.
Consultation(Reference Service)
Library staff at the circulation counter can help you to search for materials, to read them, to search for them using OPAC, and to review the services. Any questions will be accepted about library use.

Inter-Library Loan(Limited to Faculty-Member and Graduate-Student Use Only)
In the case of a failed search in our library, you may get a copy of the book or the book itself sent from another university. (A fee is required.) Occasionally, we will issue a letter of introduction for your direct visit.

Order Request
You can request that the library orders the material you want, if without possession. Please request if you have the desired materials. (The request might not be realized, based on the selection policy.)

Number of Book Loans and Loan Period  
  *When you borrow books, your university student ID card (or facility use certificate) is required. 
*When you want to borrow journals, please ask a staff member at the circulation counter.
*The loan period depends upon the long vacation. We will inform  you of further details and news either on the bulletin board in library or on the homepage of the MPU Library website.

To Extend Loan Period
Extension is allowed only once during the loan period. Please bring your student ID card (usage card) and apply at the counter, or apply through My Library. In the case of the book already being overdue, or of another person reserving it, you cannot extend the borrowing period of the book. 

Special Lending
Long-term lending is allowed during the Spring, Summer, and Winter vacations, or during your training period and so on. You can get this information on the bulletin board in the library etc., so please make use of it.

Overnight Lending
Journals lent are counted separately from books lent. Loan period is from 16:00 to 10:00 the next day.
Unbound journals
(except for the latest issue)
2 items
Bound journals
※Only graduate studentsor faculty and staff
3 items

 “No-Takeout” Materials
●A “No-takeout” red label on the spine of a book means that it is not lending material. These are reference books (including dictionaries), textbooks, designation books, etc.
●The latest issues of journals
●For undergraduates, bound journals (only faculty, staff and graduate students can borrow)

 Making a Reservation
You can make a reservation to be a book’s next reader. Please apply through the search terminal in the library or “OPAC Advanced Search” on the library website. When a reserved book is returned, we inform you and we keep it for three days at the circulation counter.

My Library
“My Library” is the individual site for library use. We provide services according to the situation of each user.
You can access it through either a university PC, a mobile phone, or a PC at home. Log in with the same ID and password as those of My-port.

★My Library Services★
Review   Request
・Announcements from the library
・Materials on loan ・The return due date
・Materials requested for reservation
・Materials requested for photocopy
  ・To photocopy document
・To purchase materials
・To cancel requests

 Returning Books
【Return materials to the circulation counter】
When the library is closed, the book-drop post on the left side of the library entrance is available.
When a book has an attachment such as a CD, you should return it directly to the circulation counter during library hours.

When you do not return books by their due dates, you are forbidden to borrow materials for a certain period. Keep your due date for returning materials.

When you lose or damage a library material, report it as soon as possible and do the procedure. As a rule, it will be a charge for the same material or its original price.

In Meiji Pharmaceutical University, a lot of medical and pharmaceutical databases, including Pub Med and Ichushi-Web, are provided because they are essential tools for research and article writing.
Asahi Newspaper database KikuzouⅡVisual is available.
eBooks are provided for PCs and mobile phones. All eBooks can be found on the library website's homepage.
The “Searching Journal” button links to EJs (electronic journals). Before using, please read “About the Usage of Electronic Journals.”
Detailed explanation of how to obtain papers, such as through Transaction, PPV, and inter-library loan are in “Learning Support.”
iPads are available in the library. Apply for one at the circulation counter. More detailed information can be obtained from “How to borrow iPads.”
Faculty and staff can consult the staff of the Academic Information division for a VPN connection.
About the usage of the Self-Study Room and the Audiovisual Room
Self-study Room On the second floor of the library・Welfare building Monday - Friday 9:00 -19:50
Saturday (except the second Saturday of the month) 9:00 - 17:00
Desk and PCs can be used freely.
Audiovisual Room Inside of the library PC, video, etc. machines can be used freely inside the room.

At the library, various documents including databases and
EJ (electronic journal) guides are available.
Please feel free to call us.

University libraries are permitted to reproduce a certain amount of material under the Copyright Act Article 31 (Reproduction in Libraries, etc.). Under the following rules:

  • Do not copy a book in its entirely.
  • Articles published in periodicals such as journals and newspapers are allowed to be copied in their entirety if they are not up-to-date, or if three months have passed after publication. 
  • The number of copies should be only one for one person.
  • It should be for the research of user.
  • No re-copying or distribution, regardless of whether paid or free.

Photocopying is self-service. (Black and white \10/sheet, color \50/sheet.)
In the library, three photocopy machines are available. You can pay with a Co-op prepaid photocopy card. (There is one color-photocopy machine and two monochrome-photocopy machines.)
※You can get the prepaid photocopy card at the Co-op store on the second floor. We do not sell them in the library.

Procedures for Those Who are Retiring or Transferring
When you are done with your research, return library materials to the library or take them to the corresponding faculty member or laboratory. Contact library staff whenever you want to dispose of laboratory books.

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