【Katsura Library】To New Members of Katsura Campus

Welcome to the new year at Katsura campus!

Katsura library supports your study and research with various facilities and services.
If you have any trouble collecting items or writing papers please feel free to ask us!

How to use the library

Opening hours

9:00~19:00 on Weekdays
*After 17:00 please use the door on the 2nd floor, which can be opened by the IC card. If you have a facility use certificate, you need another registration to use the library.

2nd Floor

Information Desk

Borrow and return books or get the requested books here. You can also apply for facilities in the library.

Open Lab & Research Commons

These areas are designed to encourage researches` interacting and promote intellectual activities of students outside of their affiliated laboratories. You can also use these areas to work with a researcher who is not a member of Kyoto university.
It is possible to use not only as the place for group work or discussion but also as the exhibition hall of an academic conference.

Media Creation Room & Studio

Media creation room is for create the contents of research and study. (Reservation required)
We also have Studio to record or edit a movie and make a graphic contents.

1st Floor

Reading Room

Relatively recent books which are publised after the 1990s and new journals are placed.
The main subject of items is natural science. We also have useful books about writing papers or making a presentation. In addition there are best-sellers and liberal education books.

Stack 1

The books are stacked by the faculty of engineering departments.
You can freely enter and browse.

Group Study Rooms

Spaces for group study and discussion. 
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, currently they are used to take a speech lecture or an online meeting alone.(Registration required)

Theater Room

Space for viewing video materials.(Reservation required)
Equipped with soundproofing, you can watch Blu-ray and DVD on a 4K-compatible 85inch TV.


Relaxation area with sofas, beverages and todays' newspaper.


The south terrace on the 1st floor is open on sunny day.
You can work on PC or read books at ease viewing Kyoto city.

Basement Floor

If you need the item on the basement floor, please ask library staff at the information desk or use
Place a Hold Service.

  • Books
    : Especially old items are stored in the underground stack.
  • Journals
    : Journals' back numbers are stored in the underground stack.
  • Natural Science BNC (Back Number Center) Journals
    : The Katsura Library, an Area Cooperative Library, has collected a total of 3,765 titles from the BNC (Back Number Center) including selected titles in the field of natural sciences to serve as the joint preservation facility of science and engineering materials across the university.


Online Services

Here are useful online services for searching and collecting library materials.
Online services enables you to search items or get research information without coming libraries. Please make a good use of it!

The Katsura Library Virtual Tour

Online space reproduced in 3D.
You can access it through your own PC and smartphone, and learn how to use Katsura Library.

"Katsura-no-Niwa" : Catalogue for Advanced Research of Graduate School of Engineering

This project shows the research activities worked on at the graduate school and faculty of engineering.
Through this project, we introduce "Research Seeds" which are difficult to see but blossom in the future.

"Katsura-no-Niwa" exhibition booth is in Katsura library.
The movies of interview and demonstration experiment are on YouTube. Don't miss it!

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