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How to Borrow Materials

 An Akita University Student Card or a User’s Card is necessary.
 Borrow materials by using ABC machine or at the Service Desk.

Automatic Book Circulation (ABC machine)

  The ABC is the device that users can borrow or extend duration by themselves.
  To borrow journals without bar code label or audiovisual materials (only allowed in the library), please ask the staff in
  charge at the Service Desk.

Borrowing Limit and Duration

Central library Volumes Duration
Undergraduate students 5 Books: 2Weeks

Journals: 1week
Post graduate students 10
Staff personnel 10
Medical library Volumes Duration
Undergraduate students 3 1week
Post graduate students 5
Staff personnel 5
・During long-term holidays like the university’s summer vacation, Akita university students are allowed to borrow
 materials over a longer duration. The borrowing limits and durations are shown on the library’s website.
・Only for the Central library, Students who are writing their graduation or master’s thesis are allowed to borrow
 materials for 1 month. To do this, please inform the staff at the Service Desk.
・You can reserve materials that are being borrowed on the “My Library”system.
・You can extend your borrow for a maximum of 3 times if the materials aren’t reserved by another user.
 You can also extend your borrow using the “My Library” system.

Materials that cannot be borrowed. (Please use only in the Library)

Central Library Reference Books (Dictionaries, Cyclopedias), Newspapers, Newly-arrived Journals, Special collections, audiovisual materials (video, CD, DVD), Master's theses, Undergraduate theses, Books in syllabus corner, Books in text corner.
Medical Library Reference Books (Dictionaries, Cyclopedia), Newspapers, Journals※, Reports, Special collections, audiovisual materials (video, CD, DVD), Master's theses, Undergraduate theses, Books in syllabus corner.
※Journals that are bound can only be borrowed by postgraduate students and faculty staff.