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Library Guide

Library information
 Main Library
 Takiyama Library
 Hibarigaoka Library
 Tobu Library
Using the library
 Membership
 Borrowing
 Returning
 Reservations & requests
Library services
Guide for the library facilities
What you can do through our website

Library information

Main Library 中央図書館


 Address  2-6-23,Chuou-cho
 Phone Number  042-475-4646
 Library opening hours  Mon-Thu 10:00~20:00
 Sat.,Sun.,& national holidays 10:00~17:00
 Closed
 ① Every Friday
 ② The 3rdTuesday of the month
 ③ New Year's Holiday
 ④ Period for Inventory
 Library Calendar
 Access  ◆Parking available

 ◆From Higashikurume Stn.(West exit)
 ・Take a Seibu bus【武12】for Musashikoganei Stn., 2 min. walk from Shinmeisha bus stop
 ・Take a Seibu bus【武21】【久留31】for Musashikoganei Stn., 5 min. walk from Chuou-Toshokan bus stop
 ・Take a Seibu bus【久留52】for Takiyama Eigyosho(Office), 5 min. walk from Chuou-Toshokan Iriguchi bus stop

 ◆From Hanakoganei Stn.(on Koganei-Kaido Rd.)
 ・Take a Seibu bus【武12】for Higashikurume Stn., 2 min. walk from Chuou-Toshokan bus stop

 ◆From Takiyama area
 ・Take a Seibu bus【武21】【久留31】for Higashikurume Stn., 2 min. walk from Chuou-Toshokan bus stop
 ・Take a Seibu bus【久留52】for Higashikurume Stn., 5 min. walk from Chuou-Toshokan Iriguchi bus stop

map of main library

Takiyama Library 滝山図書館


 Address  2F Seibu Community Center
 4-1-10, Takiyama
 Phone Number  042-471-7216
 Library opening hours  9:00~20:00
 Closed
 ① Every Friday
 ② New Year's Holiday
 ③ Period for Inventory
 Library Calendar
 Access  Take a Seibu bus for Takiyama Danchi from Higashikurume Stn. West exit or Hanakoganei Stn. North exit,1 minute walk from Danchi Center bus stop

map of Takiyama library

Hibarigaoka Library ひばりが丘図書館


 Address  2F Nanbu Community Center
 185, Hibarigaoka Danchi
 Phone Number  042-463-3996
 Library opening hours  9:00~20:00
 Closed
 ① Every Friday
 ② New Year's Holiday
 ③ Period for Inventory
 Library Calendar
 Access  ・Take a Seibu bus for Tanashi Stn. via Minamisawa 5-chome, 2 minutes walk from Hibarigaoka Danchi Kitaguchi bus stop
 ・Take a Seibu bus for Musashisakai Stn. via Danchi, 3 minutes walk from Nakahara Shogakko bus stop

map of Hibarigaoka library

Tobu Library 東部図書館


 Address  1F Tobu Community Center
 2-10-5, Daimon-cho
 Phone Number  042-470-8022
 Library opening hours  9:00~20:00
 Closed
 ① Every Friday
 ② New Year's Holiday
 ③ Period for Inventory
 Library Calendar
 Access  ・Take a Seibu bus from Higashikurume Stn. East exit, soon from Kamiyama-Ohashi bus stop
 ・10 minutes walk from Higashikurume Stn. East exit

map of Tobu library

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Using the library

Membership

Registration

1.Local residents
2.People who study or work in Higashikurume city
3.Residents in Kodaira, Higashimurayama, Kiyose, Nishi-Tokyo or Niiza

The library card is valid for 3 years


Books must be returned or renewed by their due date.

  You won’t be able to borrow/reserve any more items if more than 2 weeks have passed from due dates.

Borrowing

Use the self-service borrowing machine.


You can renew your borrowed books, magazines & kamishibais once only if they are before/on the due date and no-one has reserved the item.


Loan period and number

Number Period Renewing
 Books, magazines & kamishibais Up to 20 2 weeks  Once only(2 weeks)
 Except Inter-Library Loan items
 CDs & cassette tapes Up to 10 2 weeks  Not to be able to renew
 DVDs & videos 1 2 weeks  Not to be able to renew

You are personally responsible for any items that you have borrowed until the loan is cancelled.

 You will be fined/chargedfor any items that are damaged, lost or stolen.

Returning

Library items can be returned to any Higashikurume library branches. (The library card is not required when returning.)


After library hours or during holidays,please deposit books, magazines & kamishibais only in the book return boxes,located outside of librariesand either side of Higashikurume station.


<Use of the book return boxes>

 Books, magazines & kamishibais
 Audio-visuals ×
(Return to the desks)
 Inter-Library Loan items(books in a green case) ×
(Return to the desks)


Return borrowed items to the desk during library hours.


Reservations & requests

You can make reservations/requests when the material you want is on loan,or you can’t find what you seek in the library collection.

Reservations

 Reserving for items in the Higashikurume library collection.
 You can specify receiving order, eg borrowing volume 1 first and volume 2 later.

Requests

 If we do not have the book/periodical you are interested in, we can apply to other libraries to borrow their copy on your behalf through the Inter-Library Loan system.(This service is provided only for local residents & people who study or work in Higashikurume city.)

Number you can make reservations/requests


Number Reservation Request
Books, magazines & kamishibais
Up to 20

(Not before publication)
CDs & cassette tapes
Up to 10
×
(Library collections only)
DVDs & videos
1
×
(Library collections only)

 We will notify you when the material is available.
 Please pick up the reserved items within a week, otherwise the reservation/request will be cancelled.

Advanced Search


Books in non-Japanese language

New arrivals

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Library services

Reference Service

The library can help you to find the answer to your question and do research for work, study and leisure.
The Main Library has a Reference Book Room with dictionaries, yearbooks, white papers & local collections.

Photocopying

Black & white self-service photocopying facilities are available.
Fill in a form before using it.
1)Copied material must conform with Japan’s copyright laws and other restrictions.
2)Available for library items only.
3)We provide this service on the 2nd floor ofthe Main Library.

Service for children

Weekly storytime is held in libraries. Also check the fun events :activities with books on science, picture book exhibition and puppet shows!

Service for disabled people (“Handicap Service”)

The library service is provided to all customers who are unable by reason of age, disability or infirmity, to get to a library building.
The basis of the service offered will be the loan of talking books, the delivery of library materials, and personal reading.
Registration is required. Contactthe Main Library in for more detail.

Service for groups

We lend books to schools, kindergartens, nursery schools and other social educational activity groups in Higashikurume city.

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Guide for the library facilities

Self-service borrowing machine

Use the self-service borrowing machine for borrowing items.
Put the items on the glass table of the machine and insert the library card. (You need to bring your Higashikurume library card.)

Holds Pick-up Room (Main Library only)

Reserved books & magazines are available in the Holds Pick-up Room. Check the status with the machine at the entrance of the room, pick up the items from the shelf and use the self-service borrowing machine. However, reserved audio-visuals and Inter-Library Loan items are available at the staff desk. Please pick up reserved items within a week.

Online database (fee payable) (Main Library only)

We provide a computer for online database in the Reference Book Room. Printing is available, conforming with the library restrictions. Ask the staff in detail.

Study Room (Main Library only)

We offer a meeting room(the larger one) on the 2nd floor as a study room, usually from 1 p.m. to closing time. Ask the staff in detail.

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What you can do through our website

Getting a password

  Get your password, and you can…

Making reservations

  <Number you can reserve>


 Books, magazines & kamishibais Up to 20
 CDs & cassette tapes Up to 10
 DVDs & videos 1

※The period of holding reserved items is for 7 days.

Log into ‘My Page

   You can check what you have borrowed & what you have reserved.

Renewing the borrowed items (Books, magazines & kamishibais only)

   ⇒within the due date and no-one has reserved the item

Registering e-mail address

   The library will notify you when your requested items are available.
   ⇒If you choose to be notified by e-mail, please register our address below;
       lib-request@mailsv.lib.city.higashikurume.lg.jp
       (You will not to be able to send an e-mail to this address.)

My list

   My list allows you to create groups of books that are in Higashikurumelibrary collection.
   Using lists, you can keep track of things that you have already read or seen, collect books on your favourite subjects, and so on.

New arrivals notification

   This is a feature that allows you to stay informed about new materials added to the library collection.
   For example, you can select to be notified by email when a new book by your favourite author comes in.
   Registering your e-mail address is required.

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