You can check out books either at the circulation counter or with self-checkout machines. 
You need your IC card (student card/staff card/access card) for checkout. If you do not have an IC card, please ask for information at the circulation counter. Books and audio-visual materials can be checked out, but journals and reference books are restricted to in-library use. The number of items you can checkout depends on your status.

Undergraduates 10 items / 2 weeks
Graduates / Faculty / Emeritus Professors 15 items / 4 weeks
Tokyo Tech High School students 5 items / 2 weeks

Books-by-mail service

We provide Books-by-Mail service for Tokyo Tech students. For more information, please refer to the following link.


You can renew books at the counter or by using a self-checkout machines before the due date if another person has not reserved those items. The new loan period is the same as the original one, starting on the day of . You can extend the due date three times per item through "Online Request". 

The due date cannot be extended in the following cases. 

・You have overdue materials. 
・Your right for checkout has been suspended. 
・The item is requested by another user. 


Please return checked out books at the circulation counter. If you miss the due date, you will not be able to borrow, renew, or reserve any books for as many days as the book is overdue. You can return books at either Ookayama or Suzukakedai library. 

You can check the due date from "Online Request".

Return by mail

You may return the checked out books by mail. If you wish to do so, please contact the address below.

  • Please pay the shipping cost by yourself.
  • Please mail by traceable service. (ex: "Yu-Pack", "Letter Pack Plus" of Japan Post co., ltd.)
  • Wrap the books in a plastic bag to prevent rain and water.


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