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Reference Desk

The Reference desk offers consultation services on materials searches. Feel free to ask at the Reference desk for assistance with tasks like the following.

Inquiries can also be made by email or by Online form. 
Please contact us from Research Consultation page.

For University Students and Staff Members

  • How to use the library
  • Material location search
  • Bibliographic information search
  • How to find documents
  • How to use the databases and electronic journals
  • Support for document searches on specific topics
  • Request for letters of introduction to visit other universities/institutions    etc.

For the General Public

We will investigate whether the material being sought is available at University of Tsukuba Library.
For other inquiries, please contact your local public library or the library at your institution.

Requests That Cannot Be Handled

  • Answers to questions for class work
  • Providing survey or research services
  • Medical or legal consultations
  • Anything related to personal privacy
  • Anything that is outside the scope of research support tasks at University of Tsukuba Library    etc.

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Having Trouble Writing a Report or Paper?

The Student Support Desk in the Central Library Learning Square has graduate student Learning Advisers who offer support to all students. Click here for details.

Contact List

LIBRARIES Service Hours Phone FAX

Central Library - Reference desk



9:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays





Art and Physical Education Library - Counter



Medical Library - Counter

029-853-3256 029-853-6023

Library on Library and Information Science - Counter

029-859-1232 029-859-1221

Otsuka Library - Counter

10:30 am - 6:30 pm on Monday
10:00 am - 9:10 pm from Tuesday to Friday
11:30 am - 7:50 pm on Saturday

03-3942-6818 03-3942-6821

E-mail/Online form