Library Guide

Please download the following CSEAS Library Guide.
CSEAS Library Guide

How to Use

Entering the room

Please show your ID at the reception desk (student ID and faculty ID for university related persons, driver’s license / health insurance card for public visitors).
Please put your luggage in the locker next to the entrance. Please wear valuables.

Opening time


Closed days: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, Kyoto University anniversary day (June 18), the last day of every month, year-end and New Year holidays
*Please check the calendar for temporary closing days.

Browsing Service

As a general rule, the items in the main building are open to public.
There are some limited-use items such as special collections and dissertations.
Please ask the staff for details.

Copy Service

Items can be copied in accordance with the terms and conditions of copyright.
Please fill out the necessary information for the photocopy / photograph application form.
Please use a copy machine on the 1st floor with using copy card available in the University Student Co-op.
If you wish to make a copy of deteriorated items or likely to be damaged by copying, please consult the reception.
If you do not have a copy card, please check here.

For the Persons on Campus


Please show your student / faculty / staff / ID or user ID with bringing items which you wish to borrow at the reception.

AffiliationNumber of BooksLending Duration
CSEAS and ASAFAS Faculty member503 months
ASAFAS graduate students and researchers303 months
Other members101 month


Please return the material(s) to the book return at the library entrance.

Please kindly be reminded that AV materials such as CD / DVD-ROM and large books need to be returned to the reception during the opening hours.

Update (Extension)

If you wish to continue borrowing the items, you can update (extend) one time.
You can extend the items at the reception within the lending period, or if you have MyKULINE account, you can extend them by online.
You can also extend by email or phone.
Please kindly be reminded that you cannot extend the items if there are reservations or the lending period has expired.


If the item you wish to borrow is available, you can make a reservation.
Please fill out the application form at the reception.
If you have MyKULINE account, you can make a reservation by online. Please click the “reservation” button on the search result screen of KULINE webpage.


〇Request items from the libraries in other campuses of Kyoto University

You can borrow the items from other campuses such as Katsura and Uji.
Please fill out the application form at the reception or register through MyKULINE.
Please kindly be reminded that you cannot request the items if they are available in the headquarters libraries (inside Yoshida campus).

〇Request Items from Other University Libraries

If you are a CSEAS full-time faculty member and have an individual research fund, you can apply for inter-library loan system.
Please fill out the application form at the reception
If you do not have an individual research fund, please apply to main Library at your own expense.

Visiting Other University Libraries

We will issue introductory letter for you before you visit the other libraries by confirming the item location.
Please consult the reception for the detail.

Library Use Sharing System

If you are CSEAS member, you can use the following libraries with loaning services.

・Library, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization   [IDE-JETRO Library]
・Ritsumeikan University Library

Procedures are required in advance. Please consult the reception.

For the Users in Public

Please check KULINE, Kyoto University’s online collection search engine, for the items before you make a visit to our library.
The items labeled “CSA” are hold in our library.

For the Users Affiliating to Universities and Research Institutions

Please submit a visiting permission from your affiliated libraries for surveying collections at our library.

For International Program of Collaborative Researcher, CSEAS     [IPCR-CSEAS]

IPCR-CSEAS can use our library during the commission period.
We will issue a browsing permission slip for annual terms.
Please proceed at the reception.

For the Graduate Students and Faculties from IDE-JETRO and Ritsumeikan University

For our library use sharing system, you can use CSEAS library rooms and can borrow the items (10 books / month).
Please consult with your library before you make a visit to our library.

For the Users in Public

Please consult with your local public library before you make a visit to our library.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Tel :075-753-7306
E-mail : libinfo[at]
Please change [at] to @.

Guide for Individual Collections

Please check the “Location” and “Call No” on KULINE before making a visit to our library.
For browsing Southeast Asian language-written items and special collections, please fill out the application form for the items located at CSEAS library annex buildings.

Item CategoryLocationEntering RoomBrowsingCopyingLoaningRemarks
BooksOpen Shelf3F Main Building 
Inamori 116 
Open Shelf (Former CIAS Items)Inamori 118Application is required in advance.
Open Shelf (Reference)2F Main Building,
3F Main Building
Inamori 114 
Items Written in Southeast Asian LanguagesCommon Building 104 
Special Collections (Islam-related items in Indonesia)Common Building 103 
Special Collections (Charas, Ocampo, Foronda, Yoneo Ishii)Inamori 118Application is required in advance.
Rare Items 
Dissertations1F Main Building 
JournalsBinding Journals1F Main Building 
Latest Issues of Journals2F Main Building 
Audio-Visual ItemsMicro ItemsInamori 116Application is required in advance.
CD/DVDInamori 114 

Micro Items

If you wish to read micro items, please fill out the application form at least one week in advance.

Application Forms

Please download and fill out the forms.

DownloadFormat NameProcedure
pdficonApplication Form for CSEAS LibraryFor the users off campus, please submit this form to the reception desk
pdficonPhotocopy/Photo-shooting Request FormPlease submit to reception
pdficonApplication Form for Microfilm(s)/fiche(s)Pease apply in advance

Contacting Us

Tel : 075-753-7306
Fax : 075-753-7364
E-mail : libinfo[at]
Please change [at] to @.


Floor Guide