Library Card for Visitors


2020/03/24 updated

Due to preventive measures against coronavirus disease, in University of Tsukuba Library, visitors, including who have library card, are requested to refrain from entering the library.
Period: March 5 (Thu.), 2020 - until the date to be determined

When the change has occurred, information will be provided by the library web page etc.
Please see the link.

We welcome everyone to visit and browse library collections. Please refer “On-site user services”.
However, the library card is necessary to check out materials.

Due to the Year-end/New Year Holidays, if you make an application from the five week of December, it may take some time until you receive the email that notice you the library card is ready. It may be issued after January 4.

You can still use the library after leaving the univeristy.

We issue a library card to former faculties of the University of Tsukuba(full-time).
Please contact us from "Inquiry" for more information.
Anyone who meet conditions for application can get a library card.

To faculties and staffs who leave university on March 2020:

  • You can apply library card. However, receipt of it after April 1st, 2020.
  • Please return all books by March 31. If you not, we can’t issue you even after April 1st.

Conditions for applications

  • Former faculties of the University of Tsukuba(full-time)
  • Using and borrowing materials in University of Tsukuba Library.
  • Not borrowing any materials at the University of Tsukuba Library now. (If you are borrowing, you can apply after returning them.)

Available services and Lending Policy

The library card is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.
Please contact us for for more detail.

Card holdes

Applying for the first time

Changes after June,1,2018

Changes in application

Valid card holders

  • You can use libraries in the new service content until your expiration date.
  • You can renew your card. Renewal can be done online.Refer to"Renewing your card"

Renewing your card

Conditions for renewing

  • You have the library card issued before May 31 2018.
    If you are borrowing, you can apply after returning them.
  • You have the library card issued after June 1 2018.
    If you have an overdue book, you cannot apply.


  • You have to submit an old card when you recieve a new one. If you lose your card, you have to apply as a new application.
  • You can renew your card anytime. New expiration date is one year from the date the library staff made the renewed.
  • You cannot use your card until getting the new one.

How to apply for the library card(New,Renew)

We accept your application online. (You can start applying from the following link.)

Link to the application form

Link to application procedure

Auto-reply will be sent after your application.
Then, we sent you an e-mail to notice you the library card is ready.

Notice! Please be enable to receive a mail from "".

Receiving the library card(New,Renew)

Location, hours and Requirements

You can receive your library card at the main counters of libraries.
You can receive the card anytime if libraries open.

Notice! At the central library, acceptance on weekdays is until 22:00.

Required documents

  • New
    • ID(driver's license, resident card etc. with your current address)
  • Renew
    • ID(driver's license, resident card etc. with your current address)
    • A library card


If you have any question with application, please contact us with your information as following.

  1. Name
  2. Whether you hold the library card of University of Tsukuba Library
  3. Barcode number of your library card (if you have)
  4. E-mail
  • Tel: Contact list