Alumni

Alumni of Meiji Gakuin University may use the library after completing the prescribed procedures.
If you only wish to browse through materials at the library, the procedure is different than for borrowing materials.

Eligibility to use the library

Alumni of Meiji Gakuin University

Persons wishing only to browse the collection

When you visit, go to the circulation counter to complete the entry procedure. Please present proof of graduation from Meiji Gakuin University (e.g., graduation certificate, Alumni Association membership card) and personal identification (e.g., certificate of residence issued within last 3 months, driver’s license, insurance card, passport).

Persons wishing to borrow materials

Please present the required documents and apply for an MG Card (library ID card) at the circulation counter . You can pick up your MG Card after 7 days (excluding weekends and holidays).

Required documents

  1. Graduation certificate (issued by Academic Affairs Office within last 3 months) or graduate school graduation certificate (issued by Graduate School Office within last 3 months)
  2. Registration fee: 2,000 yen/year (purchase university stamp on campus)
  3. Proof of current address (certificate of residence issued within last 3 months, driver’s license, or other document )

Persons bringing an Alumni Association A membership card or class A membership certificate do not need to present (1) and (2) above.

Period of validity:1 year from date of issue

Renewal:If you wish to renew your MG Card, bring your current card along with items (2) and (3) above (only item (3) if you have an Alumni Association A membership card or class A membership certificate) and complete the renewal procedures.
* A fee of 1,500 yen will be charged for MG Cards lost and reissued while still valid.

Services

  • Browsing materials in the library

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

  • Borrowing books

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

  • Returns

    Please return books to the circulation counter or the book-drop in front of the library 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 other 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, you may return books by parcel or courier delivery (using a service that provides registered delivery).

  • Issuance of referral forms

    Referral forms are issued if you need to visit another university library, or to use materials not available at the Meiji Gakuin University Library.
    * You will not be able to obtain loans or copies of materials from other universities.

  • MyLibrary

    MyLibrary is an online service portal site provided by the Meiji Gakuin University Library.
    Log in with the ID/password shown on the card issued by the library. Services available include inter-site requests, reservation applications, lending/reservation status confirmations, renewal of the due date, and other matters.
    The library will send all communication to your registered email address.