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for NAOJ members


Admittance to the Library

  • A valid staff ID card or access card is required to gain access to the Library. (24 hours access)
  • You need your ID card to enter and exit the Library 1st floor.
    To exit the room on the 2nd floor, no card required.
    Don't forget your card and lock yourself out!
  • The library Office is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except lunchtime, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Unexpected changes in the library hours and services will be announced on the website of the Library.
  • A valid a staff ID card serves as your library card for borrowing library.

Library PC

Study carrels

  • 11 desks on the 1st floor
  • 7 desks on the 2nd floor
  • A power outlet is available at each desk
  • Wireless access is available via the NAOJfs network

Audio Visual Carrels

  • The Audio Visual materials can be viewed in the library by using the Audio Visual Carrels.


  • Self-serve photocopy machines in the library and operate using the department copy card.
    (ID card required.)

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Circulation Policies

You can use a self-service circulation system 24 hours to borrow or return books with your card.

Loan periods & Borrowing limits

Type of Materials Limits Loan period
General books * Up to 10 books Up to 30 days
One renewal allowed
Audio-visual materials Up to 5 items Up to 7 days
No renewal allowed

*Journals, dissertation, rare books, microform materials and some Audio-visual materials do not circulate. In-library use only.


  • You may extend the loan of materials one time before the due date.
    This is only possible when there are no other users on hold.
  • You can also extend the loan period once from My Library.


  • If any materials are overdue, new materials cannot be checked out or processed for an extension.
  • Once an overdue book is returned, it can be checked out or processed for an extension.

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Floorplans & Stacks guides

1st floor

  • Books, Reference books
  • Materials are shelved according to their classification

  • Journals (recent published)
Floor plan-1st floor

2nd floor

  • Back number of periodicals are arranged in alphabetical order of title
  • Star charts, Star catalog
Floor plan-2st floor

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Recommendations for My Library

  • The Document Delivery Service delivers copies of journal articles and book chapters from other institution libraries
  • All affiliated users are eligible for the document delivery service.
  • If you are a new user of My Library service, please contact the library by e-mail with your "User ID" and "Name".
    E-mail: tosho(at)
    Please replace (at) with @ when sending e-mail.

For more information, please check "About My Library" web site.

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