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Library of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University

Library Profile

Establishment

April 4, 2001 (Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care established on April, 2001)

Address and contact details

Address 4411 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0883 JAPAN
Phone 0466-49-6204 (direct)
Fax 0466-49-3298
E-mail nmc-mc[at]sfc.keio.ac.jp
*Please replace [at] with @.
Access Campus access
*Please get off at "Keio Daigaku" bus stop. The library is on the 2nd floor of the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care Building.

Hours

During semester Monday to Friday: 9:15 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Break periods Monday to Friday: 9:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Closed days Sundays, National holidays and Keio holidays (January 10 and April 23)
Part of the summer and winter break periods
*We open when the classes are held on holidays.

*Library business days and hours are subject to change, so please check the library calendar.

Collection (as of April 2013)

  • Books:41,446 (Japanese books: 37,143 / Foreign books: 4,303)
  • Journals:509 titles (Japanese: 439 / Foreign: 70)
  • Newspapers:8titles
  • Audio-visual materials:1,173 titles (3,529 items)
  • Others
    • Online databases E-journals: About 75,359 titles (including those subscribed to by Keio University as a whole)

Arrangement of Materials

  • Books: Nippon Decimal Classification (9th Edition), Japanese and Foreign books located on the same shelves
  • Journals : Alphabetical order of titles, Japanese and Foreign books located on the same shelves, shelved bounded and unbounded journals.
  • AV Materials : each type of material is shelved separately

Facilities / Number of Seats

  • Reading Seats: 78 / Multi Media Editing Room: 1 (4 seats)
  • Multi Media Booth: 6 (6 seats) / Group Study Rooms: 2 (24 seats)

IT Devices

  • KOSMOS OPAC Terminals: 2 / Database Terminals: 3 / PC Terminals: 6
  • Photocopy Machines: 1/ CNS Printer: 1 / Wireless LAN

Capacity of Book Shelves

  • Open Shelves: 22,000 books / Electric compact bookshelves: 20,000 books

Services

Services

  • Library Services (Book Circulation, Borrowing, Returns, Reservations, Purchase Requests)
  • Reference Services (Book Searching, Inter-Library Loans, Issuing of Introduction Letters, etc.)
  • Database Services (Database, Electronic Journals, E-Books)
  • Multimedia Services (Audio-visual Materials, Editing Videos, etc.)
  • Computer Network Services (Consultation, Connection to the CNS by wireless LAN)

Borrowing Rules of Materials

  • Number of books users can borrow : Keio Student, faculty or staff member : no limit.
  • Duration: Japanese books: 2 weeks / Foreign books: 1 month / Journals: 3 days
  • Renew: Up to 1 time (Books can only be renewed if they are returned before the due date)
  • Late Penalties: 10 yen per day per book.

When you borrow a book, your student ID card or campus card is required.

The following books are not allowed to be borrowed.

  • Reference Books (Dictionaries, Maps, etc.)
  • Current issues of Newspapers and Journals, Audio-visual Materials (CD, DVD, Video, etc.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the library staff.
The library staff can answer questions by email.

E-mail nmc-mc
※Please complement "@sfc.keio.ac.jp" at the end of an address.

Searching for Books and Reserving Books

NMC Library Regulations

  • When you enter the NMC Library, please carry your student ID card(campus card) with you.
  • Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited in the library.
  • If you wish to take library materials out of the library, please check them out at the counter.
  • Please refrain from behavior that inconveniences others such as talking on mobile phones.
  • Please keep valuables and personal items in a safe place.
  • Users can bring their own laptop computers into the NMC Library.
  • If you wish to connect your computer to the CNS by wireless LAN, a dedicated wireless LAN card is necessary.
  • The SFC Media Center loans out computers and equipment such as LAN cards.

Other

  • If the NMC Library needs to contact users, they will be contacted by email.
  • Students and faculty members of the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care can use other Keio Media Centers with their student ID card or campus card.
  • The exit gate is installed as an anti-theft device.
    This device may affect medical equipment. Please do not stand near the exit gate for long periods of time.
    If you do not wish to go through the exit gate, please ask the library staff.

External Users

Borrowing of NMC Materials

External users can use the NMC library if their library does not have materials they are looking for.

  • Students and faculty members of other universities
    Please bring an introduction letter issued by your university and your ID card (student ID card).
  • People who do not belong to the university (includes alumni of Keio University / Fujisawa citizens)
    Please inquire at the contact address above.

Library tours and inspection

  • Library Inspection
    Please come to the NMC Library to confirm the opening hours. Group inspections must be arranged in advance.