Check out, Return, Renewal(Katsura Library)

Check out

Books can be checked out at the information desk and by using the Self Check-Out Machines.

Maximum limits & Loan period 

Faculty Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Staff 
Open-shelf Books 5 volumes/2 weeks 5 volumes/2 weeks
Books in Stacks Area 

30 volumes/

3 months

10 volumes/1 month

※ Periodicals and reference books must be returned on the same day.


Please return books to the information desk or use the Self Check-Out Machines. Some materials cannot be returned by the Self Check-Out Machines, so please bring them to the desk.

When the library is closed, please return books to the book drop next to the automatic door on the second floor.

Books borrowed from other campuses can be returned at Katsura Library.
For example, if you borrow a book from a library on Yoshida campus, you can return it to Katsura library.

For more details, please refer to the following web site.
Inter-campus Return Service

If you do not return books after due date, you will not be able to borrow any books.

Overdue loans cause inconvenience to other users. Please be sure to return books until the due date.


If a book has not been reserved by other users, you can extend the loan period using any of the following ways.
*Currently, open-shelf books can be renewed up to 5 times and books in stacks area can be renewed up to 2 times to prevent infectious diseases.

  • Using Kyoto University MyKULINE.
  • Request on extension by bringing your book and your identification card  (employee ID card, student ID card, or library card) to the counter within the loan period.

If you extend the loan period through MyKULINE, you need ECS-ID or SPS-ID*.

*An ECS-ID or SPS-ID can be issued to students (ECS-ID) or faculty /staff members (SPS-ID) by the Institute of Information Management and Communication. Your ID will be in the format: a0******.

Please contact us if you cannot log in to MyKULINE.