Visiting External Academic Libraries

If you want to visit external academic libraries to use materials which are not held in Kyoto University, libraries can issue a referral letter.

You may have to contact the library before you visit. (even if not required, we recommend you to do.).

Please access the library website where you wish to visit to check the online catalogue and the library calendar. Some materials are not available because of on loan, on binding or laboratory books.

If you need a referral letter, use the form "Application for letter of introduction to other university libraries"(with plenty of time!).
You can also mail the following address.
We will prepare it for the members of the KU Engineering community. It takes a few business days.


  • Katsura Library: 090stosho[at]
  • North Library:090snorthlib[at]
  • South Library:090ssouthlib[at]