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Okayama University: Shikata Branch Library (鹿田分館)


General Information

Shikata Branch Library
 2-5-1 Shikata-cho , Kita-ku , Okayama, Okayama  700-8558
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Related Link(s)

Research Collections

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size (As of 2013): 

  • Books: 263,730 volumes
    • Japanese: 139,132 volumes
    • Western languages: 124,598 volumes
  • Periodicals: 3,785 titles
    • Japanese: 1,719 titles
    • Western languages: 2,066 titles

Notable Collection(s):

  • The Old Medical Books and Manuscripts in Shikata Branch Library: Old medical and science books written in Japanese and Dutch (4,000 items)

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

Notable Collection(s)

Online Resource(s)

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Eligibility: Non affiliate users have limited access to their library resources.

Prior to the Visit: No Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required.

  • Please verify that  the desired material is available by using Okayama University's OPAC.

    Upon Arrival:

    • One day Visit: Please fill out a visitor entrance request form (学外者入館申込票, Gakugaisha nyūkan mōshikomisho placed on the left side of the entrance) and submit the form with your ID.
    • One Year Visit: You need to obtain a library card.
      • Eligibility: 18 years or older (not for high school students).
      • Please submit your ID.
      • Hour: 09:00 - 17:00


    • Up to 2 library materials
    • Loan Period: 2 weeks 

    Floor Plans: n/a


    • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
    • Materials in the library only.
    • For your research use only.
    • Please fill out the photocopy application form.
    • There are photocopiers for coins and photocopiers for prepaid cards (Co-op)in the library.
    • Copy Fee:
      • Black: 10 yen
      • Color: 50 yen

    Note: For more information for student library use, please read for student.

    Accessing Closed Stacks

    Please fill out the closed stack materials request form (書庫所在資料請求票). Please ask the library staff for more details.

    Accessing Rare Materials
    Service Hours:
    • Hours: Monday - Friday , 9:00 - 17:00

    Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

    • Please call, fax or email the library before your visit.
    • Please fill out the application  申請書  or use this form  for five or more items (Japanese).


    • Photocopy are not allowed.  
    • Please bring your camera if you want copies. Please ask the library staff. 
    • If you cannot visit the library, please use this form  (Japanese)

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