Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University


CER Library Guide

Library Hours

Notice: temporary closing of CER library (April 13, 2020)
CER Library will be temporarily closed from April 13 (Mon) to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.
Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9:00-12:00/13:00-16:00

Closed days:

Sat, Sun, National Holidays, Foundation Day (18 Jun.), New Year’s Holiday (29 Dec.-3 Jan.)
The library may be temporarily closed.

Please refer to the Library Schedule.

Library Catalogue

To search for resources at Kyoto University, please consult KULINE (Kyoto University Libraries
Information NEtwork system).

Borrowing Limits

Books: 2 weeks / 5 volumes
Periodicals, Reference books: unavailable for loan

ID check (see the table below) is required in order to take library items out for loan.



Regular Students

Student ID card

Regular Faculty and staff

Employee ID card

Other Kyoto University members

Library card

Library card is common to all KU Libraries.


A self-service copying machine can be used in the library without charge. Submit the application form of copy services to the Photocopying counter. . The library follows the Copyright Act. It is not allowed to photocopy an entire book.

Interlibrary Services & Inter Campus Delivery Service

Interlibrary loan (ILL) services allow users to obtain articles, book chapters, and other documents from resources not owned by the library. Please send the following information to the library by email.

  • For photocopy of article or book chapter: title of the book or journal, ISBN/ISSN, vol., no., pages, year,, title of article & author
  • For loan of books: title of the book & author, ISBN, year *Materials borrowed from other institutions can only be used inside the library.

There is no charge for ILL services.

Using Electronic Resources

You'll need to authenticate your user status by ID and password when you access e-journals and databases. Regular Students ECS-ID(Student account) Regular Faculty and staff SPS-ID(Groupware ID) Other Kyoto University members SPS-ID(Groupware ID).

Wireless Network

KUINS-Air, a wireless LAN service for Kyoto University affiliates, is available throughout the library.


Food, drink, photography, and talking on cell phones are not permitted.

Contact Address

Library, Center for Ecological Research
e-mail:cerlib[at] ([at] should be changed to @)