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The mission of our Library is to meet the demands of all users: not only those of our faculty, staff and students but also of all visitors.

We introduce some examples of our services below.For more information, please feel free to ask us anything.

For Visitors

Please inquire with us in advance.


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Library Schedule


Monday to Friday: 9:00-17:00 (closed 12:00-13:00)


  • Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
  • December 27 through January 4
  • On the day of the entrance examinations to faculties of Hitotsubashi University

*Additional closures will be announced on our website.

Remote User Services

With regard to document delivery, we require outside users to consult the librarians at their local public or school library. If it is difficult to seek advice from your librarian, please contact us. We will meet your requirements flexibly.

The book loan service is not available in our library.

Photocopying Services

  • Our library provides copying services within the limits of the “Copyright Actexlink.png.”
    • For the purpose of protecting creators' rights, photocopying of part of a work is permitted.
    • For the purpose of protecting creators' rights, photocopying of journal articles is not allowed before elapse of considerable time.
    • Library is allowed to provide one photocopy for one user upon user's request for the purpose of individual study and research.
  • When you make copies for yourself, please be sure to fill out the Application Form before using a photocopier.
  • Rare and damaged materials must also be copied through the Help Desk.
  • For more detailed information, please see the following page.: Q&A: Copyright issues in University LibrariesPDF(1.2MB) (National Public & Private University Library Co-Op Committee, University Library Copyright Advisory Committee) [in Japanese]

Methods for copying and charges

Object Unit University User Visitor
Photocopying service by staff (black/white) 1 sheet 20 yen 40 yen
Photocopying service by staff (color) 1 sheet 60 yen 80 yen
Self-service photocopier (coin-type) 1 sheet 10 yen
Microform printer 1 sheet 20 yen 40 yen
Microform scanner (conversion to a PDF) Free

*No receipts can be provided for using the self-service photocopier. Users requiring receipts should make an application for copying at the Help Desk.

Pre-Application Form

  • Our library has a deposit library, “Kodaira Research Library and Archives.” To find the location of the materials that you want, please submit an Application Form [For Hitotsubashi users] [For Visitors] MSWord and the required materials. You can use the materials on the following/next week.
  • For the use of Rare Books, please complete the required Application Form.  In some cases, you may not be allowed to use them; for example, if they contain personally identifiable information.

Circulation Service

One-Day Loans

  • If you have your ID card (Student/Staff ID, User ID issued by Hitotsubashi University Library, or a letter of introduction, etc.), we will accept the application for one-day loans. You can use the materials at Kunitachi Campus until our library closes that day.
  • Please apply at the Help Desk.


  • Users listed below can borrow books. Application Forms should be completed at the Help Desk.
User category Vols. Loan Period
Bound Journals Other Books
Faculty and Staff of IER (including researchers) No limit 1 week Until the end of the academic year
Faculty and Staff of Hitotsubashi University (Except for Faculty and Staff of IER) 70 1 week Until the end of the academic year
Emeritus Professors of the Hitotsubashi University 70 1 week Until the end of the academic year

Procedure for Entering the Stack Area

Faculty and staff, Emeritus Professors of Hitotsubashi University, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate students of a 5-year Combined B.A. and M.A. in the Economics Program can enter the stack area. Application Forms should be completed at the Help Desk.


Research Centre for Information and Statistics of Social Science
Institute of Economic Research,
Hitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8603, JAPAN
tel. +81-42-580-8391
fax. +81-42-580-8400