[Yoshida 2 Libraries] Welcome to North/South Library of Yoshida Campus!

There are about 40 libraries in Kyoto University, of which about 30 libraries are located in Yoshida Campus, such as the Main Library and Yoshida-South Library. Among them, the Engineering North Library and Engineering South Library can support study and research in cooperation with Katsura Library as a home library for Faculty of Engineering students.

North Library/South Library

Opening Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays | Library Calendar (North Library/South Library)

Library Guide [PDF]


North Library
West Side of 3rd Floor, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. No 3 (Lecture Hall) [Map]

South Library
1st Floor, Faculty of Engineering Engineering Science Depts. Bldg. [Map]

North Learning Commons/South Learning Commons

The North and South Learning Commons opened in May 2022 as spaces for self-study, group study and discussion. No reservation is required, so please feel free to use them.

Opening Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays (opening hours are the same as North/South Library)


North Library Learning Commons
4th Floor, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. No 3 (Lecture Hall)
 [Map]  48 desks, 55 chairs

South Library Learning Commons
5th Floor, Faculty of Engineering Integrated Research Bldg.
 [Map]  45 desks, 52 chairs

How to Search Books/Journals

You can search books, journals and e-resources (e-journals/e-books) held by Kyoto University on KULINE. When searching for books, please be sure to check “holding library”, “location” and “call no.”. If the books are not available at the libraries located in Yoshida Campus, it is possible to request them from other campuses, such as Katsura, Uji, etc.

For details: Request Books from Other Campus

Place a Hold Service

You can place a hold request on items held in the North/South Library and Katsura Library. Apply for the service through the “Reserve” button on KULINE (ECS-ID is required). Even if the item is not on loan, you can make a request.

For details: Place Holds on Books Not on Loan

MyKULINE (Book Renewal/Book Reservation)

MyKULINE is an online service where you can extend the loan period, make reservations, and request Interlibrary Loans (ECS-ID is required).

For details: Guide to Kyoto University Library Network Online Services (Library Network)

How to Use E-Resources

In order to access e-resources subscribed to by Kyoto University, it is necessary to set up the e-Resources Authentication System on your PC, smartphone or tablet. Agreement procedure is required only for the first time (ECS-ID is required).

With the authentication system, you can use the system not only on campus, but also from off-campus environments such as home.

For details: How to use e-resources (Library Network)

We offer various library services in addition to those mentioned above. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


North Library, Graduate School of Engineering and Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
E-mail:090snorthlib[at] mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

South Library, Graduate School of Engineering and Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
E-mail:090ssouthlib[at] mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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