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West Campus, Hitotsubashi University
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Library Schedule


Monday to Friday


  • Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
  • New Year's holiday
  • The days of the Entrance Examinations
  • Special closed days as needed

Library Hours

9:00~17:00(closed 12:00~13:00)

Eligible Users

The RCISSS Library is open to anyone who wishes to use this facility in the pursuit of academic studies and research.

Library Services


2.One-Day Loans


4.Reference services



  • When using library materials, please fill out the form and make a request at the counter.
  • Users are required to leave bags in the locker.
  • Food and drink are not allowed to take in the library.
  • Money and other valuables should be carried with.
  • Don't write in the books.
  • Bookmarks should not be left in the books.

One-Day Loans

  • RCISSS Library materials may only be used in the library.
    If you want to take them out for photocopy, we accept the application for one-day loans.
  • Please apply to the counter with your ID card. We will keep it until you return the materials.


Only materials in the RCISSS Library can be copied except for a part. In any of the cases, you must regard the Copyright Lawexlink.png. Q&A: Copyright issues in University Libraries (National Public & Private University Library Co-Op Committee, University Library Copyright Advisory Committee)(in Japanese)

  • One copy per person is the legal limit.
  • The legal limit allows for a range not in excess of half the number of pages in a work.
  • The full text of an article in the current issue of a periodical cannot be copied.

Self-service Copy

  • Charges
Unit Black/White
1 sheet 10 yen
  • When you copy by yourself, please be sure to use a copy machine after filling in an application form.
  • For materials that would likely suffer damage from copying or damaged materials, please inquire at the counter.
  • No receipts can be issued for self-service copying.Users requiring receipts should make an application for copying at the counter.

Copy service at the counter


Type Unit University member Visitor
Copy machine (black/white) 1 sheet 20 yen 40 yen
Copy machine (color) 1 sheet 60 yen 80 yen
Microfilm reader-printer machine 1 sheet 20 yen 40 yen

Procedure for Entering the Stack Area

  • Faculty and staff of the Hitotsubashi University can enter the stack area. Applications should be made at the counter.


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