English Guide to Sapporo Chuo Library

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更新日:2016年3月7日

English Guide to Sapporo Chuo Library

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Location

Opening Hours

Closed

How to use the library

What can you do with your library card?

What else can you do?

Collections

List of newspapers and magazines in foreign languages   

 

 Location

Minami 22, Nishi 13, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Tel 011-512-7320

 Opening Hours

  Open Close
Mon - Fri 9:15 20:00
Sat/Sun/National Holidays 9:15 17:00

 Closed

Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
New Year’s Holidays (Dec.29 - Jan.3)
During general inventory

 How to use the library

Admission to the library and the perusal of books and other items are free. The library is open to all people.

How to get a library card and who can get it?

If you live, work, or are a student in Sapporo, you can get a library card to borrow materials.
Bring one piece of identification with your current name and address on it.
You will get your card immediately and you can borrow books from any municipal library in Sapporo.
The library card is free.
Children under age 12 are not required to bring any piece of identification to get a library card.

Identification items [Examples]
Alien registration card, any delivered piece of mail addressed to the person requesting a library card.

 What can you do with your library card?

Borrow

You can borrow all loan items, including books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and videos, without fee.
Please bring the books and other items you wish to borrow with your library card to a circulation desk. If you forget your library card, can borrow books and other items by showing your name and address.
Newspapers, foreign magazines, reference books, maps and atlases (marked [館内]) may be used only within the library.

Item limits, loan periods and renewal limits

Material Item limit Loan period Renewal limit
Books, Magazines 10 14 days 1
CDs, DVDs, Videos 2 14 days 1

Return

All items can be returned to any municipal library in Sapporo. Books can be returned in bookdrop. CDs, DVDs and Videos should be returned to the circulation desk.

Renew

Take items to the circulation desk. You cannot renew by phone. Requested items may not be renewed.

Request

Get the password at the circulation desk, and you can request materials on the web. You also can do in person at the library.
Request limits

Material Item limit
Books, Magazines 10
CDs, DVDs, Videos 2

 What else can you do?

Copy service

Self-service copy machines are available. You are welcome to make photocopies of all library materials within the limits of copyright laws.
Fee: A3, B4, A4 \ 10 per page (print from microfilm: \ 50 per page)

 Collections

Books, magazines and newspapers in foreign languages are shelved on the second floor.
Books: over 19,000
Newspapers: 4
Magazines: 23

 List of newspapers and magazines in foreign languages

Newspapers

  • The Japan Times
  • International New York Times
  • New York Times
  • Renmin Ribao [Chi.] 人民日報

Magazines

  • Art in America
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Car and Driver
  • Downbeat
  • Economist
  • Elle Decoration
  • EMPIRE
  • ESPN the Magazine
  • Eye-Ai
  • LE Figaro Magazine [Fr.]
  • Forbes Asia
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Fortune
  • Hiragana Times
  • Japan Railway and Transport Review
  • National Geographic
  • New Yorker
  • Saveur
  • Scientific American
  • Der Spiegel [Ger.]
  • Taiwan Review
  • Time
  • Vogue