Notification of Main Library Renovation Work

University of the Ryukyus Main Library is currently under the earthquake-resistance renovation work during the year of 2015. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you and we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


Please note the summarized information regarding the library services during the 2015 2nd Semester.

★Main Library is partially open more…
Use the entrance door near the cafeteria (MAP). Though you can’t use the old section of the library building due to the renovation work, you can continue to have access to the book materials which had been moved to the new section of the library building. Please check “Book Material Use during the Renovation Work” . (8:30 – 17:00, weekdays)

★Suito (on-hold) service for closed stack book materials is available more…
For the book materials which had been stored in the areas where library users are not allowed to enter for safety reasons, Suito (on-hold) service is available by pre-reservation via mail. Also, the number of books and loan periods are now doubled (20 books for 4 weeks for under graduate students, 30 books for 4 weeks for graduate students, 40 books for 8 weeks for faculty and staff, and 6 books for 4 weeks for external users).

★Free ILL and Book Loan services are available more..(about book) (about journal articles)
We have free Copy (ILL) and Book Loan services for the books and journal articles which are temporarily removed from the library due to the renovation work. (※Internal users only)

★Study Room is open until 21:15, weekdays
Starting September 24, the opening hours for the Study Room, located on the 1st floor of the General Education Building 1, will be extended to 21:15, weekdays. You can read newspapers, use desktop computers and printers, borrow laptop computers, and check out on-hold books and ILL materials after 17:00.

★Use study areas on campus
The Cafeteria hall will be available on weekends and holidays (11:00 – 19:30) starting October 17, 2015 to February 14, 2016. (except Dec. 29 – Jan. 4, 6 and 17)
Please use other study areas in each department building.


Announcement: Library Partial Opening (As of June 25, 2015)

Book Material Use during the Renovation Work (revised on August 12, 2015)