Library web services and in-library services temporarily unavailable due to maintenance of backbone network system (December 10)

Sunday, December 10, 2023 All Day

Maintenance work will be performed on the backbone network system. The scope of this network service suspension is all communications via the backbone network system (*).

In addition to all servers on-campus being out of service, as the gateway connecting the on-campus network to the off-campus network will be stopped, connections from off-campus to the on-campus will be unavailable, and connections from the on-campus to the off-campus will also be unavailable.

*The communication path to the external connection point (SINET), including floor switches managed by the Academic Computing & Communications Center. General Internet communications using University facilities (wired and wireless) are routed through this path.

●Web services

The following library web services will be unavailable.

  • Library Catalog (OPAC)
    • Tulips Search will not be able to search library books and journals either.
    • Please use CiNii Books as an alternative.
      Enter KI000174 in the Organization ID to narrow your search to only materials held by the University of Tsukuba. Search example
  • My Library
  • Renewal of loan period
  • Book reservation and delivery order
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL) service
  • Book purchase/recommendation
  • Facility reservation system
  • EJ/DB remote access service (EZproxy)
  • Tulips Search
●In-library services

○Available services

  • Borrowing and returning materials
  • Reading and using materials
  • Using seats

○Unavailable services

  • Using library PCs or campus-wide (Zengaku) computer terminals
  • Printing out from library PCs or campus-wide (Zengaku) computer terminals
  • On-Campus Wi-Fi System
  • Renewal of loan period

Also, all study cubicles, seminar rooms, Storytelling room in Library on Library and Information Science, and Multi-purpose rooms in Otsuka Library are unavailable.
Reserved or delivered books are unavailable to borrow in Central Library. In Medical Library, only reserved or delivered books whose notices had been sent are available.

Thank you for understanding.