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Konan University: Library (甲南大学 図書館)


General Information

Konan University Library
8-9-1 Okamoto, Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 658-8501 
Email: (Please replace # with @)
9:00-21:00, Saturday: 9:00-18:00
Off Semester: 10:00-16:00, Saturday: closed
No class: 9:00-17:00
Sunday, National Holiday, New Year's Holidays, Inventory

About the Library:

The Library consists of: the main Library, Cyber Library (サイバーライブラリ) and Magazine Room (雑誌館).

Related Link(s)

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:
  • Books: 800,000 (400,000 at the library) volumes 
  • Periodical: 6,000 titles

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

Digital Collection(s)

Online Resource(s)

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Note: The library is open to residents of the city of Kobe over 20 years of age.  The following instructions are for those who have access to the library.

Upon Arrival:

  • Please show student ID.
  • Please fill out the application form for a one day pass and present valid personal identification at the reception desk.

Accessing Closed Stacks

  • Please print out reference list from "BookInformation" on the OPAC.
  • Please write your name and student ID number on the reference list and submit it at the counter on the second floor.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Prepaid photocopy cards may be purchased at the school store.
  • Please fill out the request form and drop it in the request box attached to a copier.


  • Please present student ID at the counter.
  • Up to 5 items for 14 days.
  • Nakayama Collection and Language materials can only borrowed up 2 items for 2 weeks.

Note: For more information, please refer to "Users Guide".

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