Learning Commons (The North/South Libraries)



The North/South Library Learning Commons opened in May 2022. The Learning Commons is a space for various learning activities such as self-study, group study and discussion and Kyoto University members can use the space freely. The rooms are equipped with whiteboards and outlets, and can be used for multiple purposes.


  • The North Library Learning Commons

       4th floor, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. No 3 (Lecture Hall) [MAP]

  • The South Library Learning Commons

       5th floor, Faculty of Engineering Integrated Research Bldg. [MAP

Number of Seats

  • The North Library Learning Commons    Desks:48/Chairs:55
  • The South Library Learning Commons    Desks:45/Chairs:53

Use of the Learning Commons

Available Users

  • Kyoto University (KU) faculty/staff
  • KU graduate students
  • KU undergraduate students

-Non-KU users (including alumni) cannot use Learning Commons.

Opening Hours

Weekdays (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-5:00pm.

Drink Policy

  • You are allowed to bring your own drinks, and all drinks must be in spill-resistant beverage containers. (e.g., water bottles, aluminum cans with screw lids, plastic bottles, etc.) Paper cups without lids and pull-tab cans are not allowed.
  • Eating is not allowed in the Learning Commons.

Countermeasures against Infectious Diseases

  • Sanitizing products are available. Please wipe your desk etc. before use.

Other Notes

  • Library staff go the rounds regularly.
  • Please look after your own valuables. Do not leave your bag with valuables in your seat.
  • Do not leave your luggage unattended for a long time for the purpose of securing a seat. The number of seats is limited, so please use them appropriately.
  • Please leave the room at closing time (5:00pm). Please make sure that you have all your belongings with you.


The North Library
E-mail:090snorthlib [at] mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

The South Library
E-mail:090ssouthlib [at] mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp