- 1.Library Facilities & Opening Hours
- 2.Applying for a Library Card
- 3.Checking Out Materials
- 4.Extending Term of Checkout
- 5.Returning Material
- 6.Reserving or Requesting Material
- 7.Logging in to the Website
- 8.Damaged/Lost Materials
- 9.Search for Material
- 10.Copying Services
- 11.Internet Service
- 12.Other Cautions
1.Library Facilities & Opening Hours
Wakayama Civic Library
17 Byobu-cho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture
|Opening hours||9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.|
|Closed days||Open Everyday|
|1F||We have a wide range of local products based on the concept, “Wakayama Finest Quality”. In our bookstore, we provide you with a selection of latest magazines and books that enrich your life in terms of Food, Living, Beauty care, and Health. We also offer you useful stationaries and fancy miscellaneous goods, which are perfect for gifts. Moreover, you can drink beverages purchased at the café in each floor except for the prohibited area.|
|2F||This floor’s collections are divided by the following themes:Introduction to Wakayama which gives you deep understanding of Wakayama prefecture, Ariyoshi Sawako collection, a book collection of famous writer Sawako Ariyoshi born in Wakayama city, literature, and lifestyles such as Cooking, Living and home, and Travel. We have reading seats so that you can enjoy your reading in a comfortable environment. And also multi-purpose rooms are available in this floor.|
|3F||This floor gives you technical and specialized books such as local history, society, natural science, education and art as well as emigration archives, which are the only ones specialized in emigration in Japan’s public libraries. We have study rooms so that you can concentrate on studying in a quiet surrounding. You may also use terrace seats to enjoy your food outside.|
|4F||Children may enjoy listening to story telling in such exciting areas like Book Mountain where you can sit at ease, and a secret Book Cave. Furthermore, at a Play Area, they can play with educational toys and encourage their creativities, and at Mug-mug Area you can enjoy food and drinks brought from outside. Also there is a child care support base run by Wakayama city in this floor.|
Wakayama Civic Library West Branch (Nishi-Bunkan)
Kasei Hohoemi Center, 755-1 Matsue, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture
|Opening hours||10:00 A.M. to 8:00.P.M.|
|Closed days||Mondays (Succeeding Tuesday if Monday is a holiday),
Year-end and New Year (12/29～1/3), a special period for refiling.
|Introduction||The West Branch is located in the Kasei Hohoemi Center, which is a complex with the Nishi Health Center and a child care support base. We are enriching children's books and books for parents.|
2.Applying for a Library Card
You must have a valid library card to check out books. Any one residing in Japan may apply for a library card.
Ensure that you are carrying your library card when you visit the Library.
You may use your Library Card at Wakayama Civic Library, Wakayama Civic Library West Branch, Bookmobile, Tobu Community Centre Library, Kanan Community Centre Library, Kahoku Community Centre Library, Chuo Community Centre Library, and Kita Community Centre Library.
▼Types of Library Card
You may use either Your library card (A) or your T Card (B).
T Cards are issued only at Wakayama Civic Library or West Branch.
(A) Library Card
(B) Library Card (T Card)
▼How to Apply
You must present a personal identification document (e.g. Driver's License, document to prove your ID and address) to apply.
Please be advised that parental consent is required if the applicant is a child 12 years old or younger.
Please fill in the application form and bring it to the Library Counter with your personal ID document.
・The Library Card may be used only by the person to whom the card was issued to.
・The Library Card is valid for 5 years from the issue or renewal.
・In the event of loss of your card or change of address or phone number, kindly contact the library without delay.
▼Handling of Personal Information
Personal Information of the library users submitted to the Library shall be used solely for the purpose of library operations. Check out records linked to personal information shall be immediately deleted from the system upon return of checked out material.
3.Checking Out Materials
Please bring the materials you wish to check out and your Library Card to the Library Counter.
Number of Materials Allowed to Check Out is up to 15 library materials, include Magazines. Check Out Duration is 2 weeks.
Reference books, local materials, latest issues of magazines, newspaper and other precious materials may not be checked out, only available for use inside the Library.
4.Extending Term of Checkout
You may ask to extend the term of checkout at the library counter or library homepage.
If the material is not yet overdue, you may extend the term of check out for a further 2 weeks from the date of application. The term of check out can only be extended once.
If the material is overdue, the term of check out cannot be extended.
In addition, the term of check out of materials cannot be extended for the following materials:
・Materials reserved by other users.
・Materials on loan from other municipalities.
Please return checked out materials directly to the Library Counter if returning during Library open hours. You may use the return box (Book Post) when the library is closed. (Excluding audio visual materials) You may also return checked out materials at the following locations:
▼Return locations within the City
|No||Return Locations||Address||Hours available for returns|
|1||Wakayama Civic Library||17 Byobu-cho, Wakayama City||24 Hours（Use return box during after hours)|
|2||Wakayama Civic Library West Branch||Kasei Hohoemi Center, 775-1 Matsue, Wakayama City|
|3||Tobu Community Centre Library||665 Terauchi, Wakayama City||10 A.M. to 8 P.M. (Days of operation only)|
|4||Kanan Community Centre Library||41 Hoshiya, Wakayama City|
|5||Kahoku Community Centre Library||192-3 Ichishoji, Wakayama City|
|6||Chuo Community Centre Library||1-2 Misawacho, Wakayama City|
|7||Kita Community Centre Library||Sansan Center Kinokawa, 326-7 Nogawa, Wakayama City|
|8||Garden Park Wakayama||1469-1 Matsue Mukaiunoshima, Wakayama City||24 Hours|
|9||WAY Bookstore TSUTAYA Okuwa Honsya store||11-156-3 Kitanakajima 1-chome, Wakayama City|
|10||Familymart Wakayama Uchihara store||866-1 Uchihara, Wakayama City|
|11||Nankai Wakayamadaigakumae Station West Exit||Naka, Wakayama City|
|12||Kada Branch Office||2692 Kada, Wakayama City||Within open hours such as branches|
|13||Nishiwaki Branch Office||1016-90 Nishinosho, Wakayama City|
|14||Yamaguchi Branch Office||146-2 Sato, Wakayama City|
|15||Kawanaga Branch Office||283 Kusumoto, Wakayama City|
|16||Kii Branch Office||1034-1 Hironishi, Wakayama City|
|17||Isao Branch Office||1456-1 Sonobe, Wakayama City|
|18||Nogawa Branch Office||1254 Nogawa, Wakayama City|
|19||Ogura Branch Office||45-2 Shinjo, Wakayama City|
|20||Nishiwasa Branch Office||72 Kurusu, Wakayama City|
|21||Wasa Branch Office||255-1 Inokuchi, Wakayama City|
|22||Higashisando Branch Office||51 Sandounaka, Wakayama City|
|22||Nishisando Branch Office||342-2 Kire, Wakayama City|
|24||Yasuhara Branch Office||38-1 Kuwayama, Wakayama City|
|25||Okazaki Branch Office||1262-1 Moriotebo, Wakayama City|
|26||Wakaura Branch Office||2-1-19 Wakauranishi, Wakayama City|
|27||Nagusa Branch Office||673-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City|
|28||Tano Branch Office||343 Tano, Wakayama City|
|29||Saika Branch Office||1-4-48 Nishihama, Wakayama City|
|30||Saikazaki Branch Office||1286 Saikazaki, Wakayama City|
Motowatari Children's hall
|435-1 Motowatari, Wakayama City|
|32||Kimoto Branch Office||127-2 Kinomoto, Wakayama City|
|33||Nozaki Branch Office||194-1 Nozaki, Wakayama City|
|34||Minato Branch Office||3-8-21 Minato, Wakayama City|
|35||Kishi Branch Office||88-1 Mukai, Wakayama City|
|36||Kusumi Branch Office||98-7 Kusuminaka, Wakayama City|
|37||Shikago Branch Office||186-3 Arimoto, Wakayama City|
|38||Miyakita Branch Office||205-2 Kuroda, Wakayama City|
|39||Daishin Branch Office||23 Shindaikumachi, Wakayama City|
|40||Nakanoshima Branch Office||1495 Nakanoshima, Wakayama City|
|41||Santa Branch Office||286 Sakada, Wakayama City|
|42||Miya Branch Office||2-1-26 Ooda, Wakayama City|
|43||Miyamae Branch Office||1-7-1, Kitanakajima, Wakayama City|
|44||Shinnan Branch Office||4-23 Kihiro-cho, Wakayama City|
|45||Hirose Branch Office||1-16 Hirose Nakanocho, Wakayama City|
|46||Fukiage Branch Office||1-6-17 Horidome Higashi, Wakayama City|
|47||Sunayama Branch Office||2-1-4, Sunayamaminami, Wakayama City|
|48||Imafuku Branch Office||2-2-88 Imabuku, Wakayama City|
|49||Takamatsu Branch Office||2-4-46, Higashitakamatsu, Wakayama City|
|50||Matsue Branch Office||3-4-17 Matsuenaka, Wakayama City|
|51||Kuinose Branch Office||76-7 Kuninose, Wakayama City|
|52||Ashihara Children's holl||5-2-1 Omatsucho, Wakayama City|
▼If your return date is overdue
If your material is overdue, you will be contacted via phone or email.
If you still do not return the material, a reminder will be sent out.
Depending on the situation, your library card may be cancelled. Please return checked out materials on time.
6.Reserving or Requesting Material
If you cannot find the book you wish to read or it is being checked out by another user, you may make a request or reservation.
You may make reservations for up to 15 library materials.
Please come to the Library Counter if you wish to make a request or reservation.
The Library will contact you when your request/reservation is ready. The Library will keep an item on reservation for up to 1 week after giving notice.
If you designate Bookmobile for pickup, the pickup date shall be the date of the next Bookmobile visitation.
Please be advised that if you fail to pickup a reserved or requested item within the pickup window, your request/reservation will be cancelled.
You may also make a request or reservation via Wakayama Civic Library website.
Use "資料をさがす" to search for the material, login to MyPage and make the reservation.
Password is required to login to MyPage. Please request for a password at the library Counter in advance.
7.Logging in to the Website
Each user may use the MyPage service at Wakayama Civic Library website.
You may access your MyPage on your PC or smartphone and other devices.
Please use from the "My Page" button on the upper right of the screen.
▼Brief description of MyPage service
・Make a reservation for materials to Wakayama Civic Library and check waiting status of items on reservation.
・Change pickup location or contact method of reserved item.
・Extending the term of checkout of an material that checked out by the user.
・Deliver new arrival notification emails for books that meet the "keywords" set in advance.
・Register/change e-mail address.
Library Card or T Card registered for use at the Library and login password will be required to use MyPage.
A temporary password to login will be issued by the Library.
Please bring your Library Card and something that can verify your identity and proceed at the library counter.
Temporary password is valid for 1 year. You are requested to set your own password before validity for the temporary password expires.
Should you forget the password you set or become unable to login, please contact the Library Counter.
* It is recommended that you change your password on a regular basis.
* Login is not necessary for using the search service.
If you lose or damage a library material, the Library may require you to replace with the same or an alternative material designated by the Library.
9.Search for Material
Search devices (PC) are provided at various locations within the Library.
You may search by book title or author name. A search result receipt will be printed.
In addition, you may search from your PC or smartphone by accessing "Search for material"page of Wakayama Civic Library website.
Please do not hesitate to ask a library staff if you are unsure of how to make a search.
Copying service is available for materials in the collection of Wakayama Civic Library (Including the West Branch) and to the extent permissible under the Copyright law.
To copy, please fill out the "Copy Service Request" form and bring to the staff along with the material you wish to copy.
Please be advised that there are materials, e.g. the latest newspapers/magazines, CD commentaries etc., that cannot be copied.
In addition, the Library reserves the right not to allow copying of certain materials if use of copying equipment may damage the material. Please ask the Library staff for more information.
The copying service is a chargeable service.
▼ Copying service charge
B/W copying: 10 yen, Color copying: 40 yen
West Branch: 1F Library Counter
* Copying service is not available at community center libraries due to Copyright law provisions.
Internet browsing terminal (PC) is available at the West Branch and Community Centre libraries.
Please be advised that use of DVD, CD, floppy disk or printing of websites are not allowed.
* Child 12 y.o or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
・Please refrain from calling with or answering a mobile phone in the Library. Please keep your phone on "silent mode".
・Pets are not allowed inside the Library, except for guide dogs and service dogs for the physically impaired persons.
・If you lose, damage or destroy library materials, you may be required to compensate for such damages.
・Only a limited amount of car parking spaces are available. Please use commercial transport as much as possible in accessing the library.
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