Check out, Return, Renewal(The North Library/The South Library)

Check out

Books can be checked out at the counter or by using the self check-out/return machine.

Borrowing & Circulation

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
  • Books for experiment (which are held by the North Library and only Undergraduates of Department of Electrical and Electronic can borrow them): 3 volumes / 1 month / No renewal possible
  • Periodicals and reference books must be returned the same day.


Please return books at the counter or use the self check-out/return machine.  Some materials cannot be returned by the self check-out/return machine, so please bring them to the counter.

When the library is closed, please return books to the bookpost out of the Library door

You can return books at another campus.
For example, if you borrow a book from a Katsura Library on Katsura campus, you can return it to The South Library.

If you fail to return a book on time, you cannot borrow any more books.

Remember, overdue book is inconvenient for other users.


If a book has not been reserved by another user, you can extend the borrowing 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* to the counter within the borrowing period.

*your employee ID card, student ID card, or library card.

 You need to have an ECS-ID or SPS-ID* to extend the borrowing period online with MyKULINE.

*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.