Former staff member

Eligibility to use library

Former full-time staff members of the Meiji Gakuin University

Persons wishing only to browse materials

When you visit, you need only complete the procedures at the circulation counter for entering the library in order to use it. Please present personal identification (e.g., certificate of residence issued within last 3 months, driver’s license, insurance card, passport).

Persons wishing to borrow books

Please present personal identification (e.g., certificate of residence issued within last 3 months, driver’s license, insurance card, passport) and apply for an MG Card (library ID card) at the circulation counter. You can pick up your MG Card in about 2 weeks.
Period of validity:Until end of each school year
* A fee of 1,500 yen will be charged for MG Cards lost and reissued while still valid.


It is possible to use both the Shirokane and Yokohama Campus Libraries.

  • Browsing materials in the library

    You may browse books, journals, newspapers, audio-visual materials and microfilms

  • Borrowing books

    [Number of volumes] Up to 10
    [Lending period] 3 weeks
    *Reference books, course-related books, valuable materials, journals, newspapers, audio-visual materials and microfiche may not be borrowed.
    * Books can be renewed twice for a period of 3 weeks. You can extend the return deadline twice within the return deadline date, as long as the materials have not been reserved by another library user.

  • Returns

    Please return books to the circulation counter or the book-drop by the due date. However, books returned to the book-drop will be considered returned on the next opening day of the library. Books can be returned to either the Shirokane or Yokohama Campus Library. If you have any overdue books, you will not be able to borrow any additional books. Your borrowing rights will be restored the day after the overdue books are returned.
    * Always be sure to return books by their due date.
    * If you are unable to come to the library by the due date, you may return books by parcel or courier delivery (using a service that provides registered delivery).

  • Letter of Introduction

    If you wish to use any materials held in another university library, state the material's name, call number, material ID, and desired usage date to apply for a letter of introduction at the counter.
    * You will not be able to order any inter library loan services.

  • MyLibrary

    MyLibrary is an online service portal site provided by the Meiji Gakuin University Library. This service can be used for return deadline extensions, reservation applications, usage status confirmations, and other matters. Log in with the Password shown on the card issued by the library. Services available include inter-site requests, reservation applications, lending/reservation status confirmations, return deadline extensions and other matters. The library will send all communication to your registered email address.