for NAOJ memebers
Admittance to the Library
- A valid a NINS (National Institutes of Natural Sciences) staff ID card or IC card is required to gain access to the Library (24 hours access).
- 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 NINS ID card also acts as a library card.
- A library card is key to the library services and gives borrowing library materials and usage privileges at the NAOJ library.
Your ID card (A valid NINS ID card ) serves as your library card for borrowing library material(s). Those users without their ID cards should obtain a library card. Please contact library staff.
How many items can I take out and how long can I keep them?
Item limit/Loan period/Renewal limits
- Books: up to 10 books, one month, one renewal allowed
- Audio-visual materials: up to 5 items, 1 week, no renewal allowed
Your library card (or your ID card) is required (necessary) to borrow/renew library material(s). To check out the matrial(s) complete a checkout procedure at the self service circulation system located on the Library first floor.
Complete a returning procedure at the self service circulation system and place the material in a designated place next to the system. A library card is not required for this procedure.
A library material may be renewed once if it is not overdue and there is no waiting list for item. To renew the material complete a renewal procedure at the self service circulation system. A library card and the material are required for this procedure.
Users can place a hold on an item that is checked out to another user through the NAOJ OPAC (*Click on gReserveh on the search result page.) or by contacting the library. * Registration is required to log in the online NAOJ user service system.
Periodicals (Journals and magazines) are restricted to on-site use only. It means that the materials may not be taken out of the library.
Library Floor Layout / Maps
To find books owned by the NAOJ libraries search the NAOJ libraries catalog (NAOJ OPAC).
The OPAC is also accessible through your cellular phone (Japanese only).
For information on rare materials please refer to the rare materials page at the library web site (Japanese only).
Inter Library Loan and Document Delivery
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 the articles are not available at the NAOJ library, the users may place a request online for the service or by contacting the library.
If the library does not own the item that you wish to borrow, interlibrary loan service will borrow it from other institution libraries.
Before placing an interlibrary loan request, please check the NAOJ OPAC to see if the library owns the material. The NAOJ library accepts all requests in compliance with the rights and restrictions provided by the Copyright Law.
Book Purchase Request
Affiliated users are eligible to submit book purchase requests for the library collection. The requests will be evaluated in support of the education and research needs of NAOJ. The request form (available online / Japanese only) can be found at the library website.