Visiting the Library

Services for People with Disabilities

University of Tsukuba Library offers a variety of services and equipment that users are welcome to use.

Reception hours for services requiring advance application (unless otherwise noted)
 Tsukuba Campus: Weekdays, 9:00-17:00
 Otsuka Library: Monday-Saturday, during opening hours

*We use following abbreviations in the chart below.
A&PE:Art and Physical Education Library
Med: Medical Library
LIS: Library on Library and Information Science
Otsuka: Otsuka Library

Facilities

SERVICE SERVICE DETAILS CENTRAL LIBRARY SPECIAL LIBRARIES
Reading service room

・Available when utilizing reading services
・There are 2 rooms; Reading Service Room 1 and Reading Service Room 2
・Reading Service Room 1 and Room 2 are equipped with Library PCs and printers.

2F of the annex
Applications:main counter
*Reading Service Room 1 is equipped with a Braille typewriter, Braille slate, and cassette tape recorder
None
Accessible parking ・Designated library parking and designated on-campus parking
→University of Tsukuba Traffic Safety Association”Accessible Parking List”(in Japanese) (PDF/285KB)
3 spaces on the south side 1F Med: Use the space in front of the 1F staff entrance
LIS: 2 spaces in the Kasuga Area parking lot
Otsuka: 2 spaces at the Tokyo Bunkyo School Building entrance
Accessible toilet ・Wheelchair accessible 2F of the main building A&PE: 2F
Med: 1F
LIS: None inside the library, but available on the same floor as the entrance
Otsuka: None inside the library, but available on the same floor as the library
Wheelchair-accessible desks ・Wheelchair accessible One on each of the annex 2F, and the main building 3F, 4F, 5F A&PE: one on 3F
Med: one on 2F
LIS: one on 1F
Otsuka: one

PC / Other Equipment

SERVICE SERVICE DETAILS CENTRAL LIBRARY SPECIAL LIBRARIES
Zengaku (campus-wide) Computer System with audio/visual enhanced function ・The screen reader ”PC-Talker“ is available 1 system in the Zengaku computer system area on 2F of the main building A&PE: one in the Zengaku Computer System satellite on 2F
Med: one in the Zengaku Computer System satellite
LIS: one in the learning commons on 1F
Otsuka: one
Library PC with audio/visual enhanced function ・”My Read” (text reader system)
・”PC-Talker”(screen reader)
・Scanner for text reader system
One in Reading Service Room1 on 2F of the annex Otsuka: one (only PC-Talker is available)
Video magnifiers ・Compatible with both monochrome and color materials Color-compatible unit in Reading Service Room 1, and the main building 4F
*Apply at the main counter to use Reading Service Room 1
A&PE: one on 3F
Med: one in the Audio-visual materials area on 1F
LIS: one in the AV room on 1F
Otsuka: two in the reading room

Services Related to Library Materials

SERVICE SERVICE DETAILS CENTRAL LIBRARY SPECIAL LIBRARIES
Reading service ・Reading service by dedicated volunteers
・Reading service is available for materials in the library collection, curriculum related library materials, etc.
Applications: Chief of Volunteer Management
tel.029-853-2348
*Weekdays, 10:00-16:00
(Consultation required for use after 16:00)
Supported at the Central Library
Contact by phone to visually-impaired users regarding reserved library materials ・Contact by phone when the reserved library material is returned
・ After making a reservation with OPAC, an application must be made at the counter
Applications: main counter Applications: counter
Obtaining data / library materials for the visually-impaired (DAISY, Braille data, etc.) ・Obtaining data / material for the visually-impaired, such as Braille data and DAISY for items not at University of Tsukuba Library
Library material delivery service for the visually-impaired(in Japanese)
Applications: reference desk
or Inter-library Loan Section
(tel.029-853-2374)
Applications: counter
Copy pick-up and library material delivery within Tsukuba Campus for special support ・Obtaining library materials within Tsukuba Campus, loans and pick-up of copies Applications: main counter Applications: counter (Tsukuba Campus)

Guidance / Access Assistance Service

        

SERVICE SERVICE DETAILS CENTRAL LIBRARY SPECIAL LIBRARIES
Library material location guidance ・Guidance to the required books and journals
・Help taking library materials from stacks
Applications: main counter or volunteer counter
*Reading service by volunteers, on-site copy assistance, etc. (Weekdays, 10:00-16:00)
Applications: counter
On-site mobility assistance ・Assistance getting around the library, including guidance and help with wheelchairs Applications: main counter or volunteer counter
*Consultation required for volunteer help for long periods of time: Chief of Volunteer Management
(tel.029-853-2348)
Applications: counter
Access assistance ・Library access assistance for wheelchair users, etc. 1F south side staff entrance
Use the interphone to directly contact the main counter
A&PE: Use the 1F staff entrance, please call ahead
(tel:029-853-2878)
Med: Use the interphone at the 1F staff entrance
LIS: Use the main entrance (security office side)
Otsuka: Access from the parking lot is level, and you can reach the B1 library entrance by elevator
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