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.

Borrowing materials

The library card is necessary to check out materials. Anyone who meet requirement of application can apply for a card.

Conditions for applications

  • Using and borrowing materials in University of Tsukuba Library.
  • Age 18 or over (high school students are excluded.).
  • Not the student of other college, vocational college.
  • Never have been banned of issuing the library card before.
  • 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.

  • Entering the library
  • Borrowing up to 6 materials, 3week (There is overdue penalty.)
    ※You cannot renew your due date, reserve and having books delivered, borrow audio visual materials.
    ※Journals are internal use only.
  • Accessing “My Library” (you can check your materials on loan and refer your loan history.) ※ID and the password you receive are required when you login.

Card holdes

Applying for the first time

Changes after June,1,2018

Changes in application

Changes in services

  • You can borrow up to 6 books. (previous 3 books)

Valid card holders

  • You can use libraries in the new service content until your expiration date.
  • You can renew your card within a year from expiration date. 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(within a 1 year from due date).
    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 charge you a fee for the library card. New:\1,000/Renew:\500

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

Link to the application form

Link to application procedure

  • Credit card
    Auto-reply will be sent after your application.
  • Convinience store
    Auto-reply will be sent after your application.
    Then, we sent you an e-mail to notice you the library card is ready.
  • After your payment、we will sent the e-mail to notice the library card is ready. Please come and get library card if that e-mail is arrived.

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 card of University of Tsukuba Library
  3. Barcode number of your library card (if you have)
  4. E-mail