図書館ロゴ

Foreign Language Corner
in Izumi Library

a photo of a foreign books corner

In Izumi Library, there is a corner of the foreign language books (「多文化コーナー」).
It holds about 1,300 books written in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Yokohama City Library General Information

Registration

A library card (Toshokan Card) is needed to borrow books.

The library card is free to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Yokohama City.
With the library card, you can borrow books from any Yokohama City Library.

To obtain a library card, fill out the Library’s card application form and present a form of identification with your name and present address (for example, alien registration certificate, driver’s license, student ID) to the Registration Desk (Toroku Counter). You will receive your card on the spot.

Your library card cannot be used by other people.
The library will review your registered information every five years.

Borrowing

You may borrow up to a total of 6 items (magazines and books) from all branches for 2 weeks.

Bring the books to be borrowed with your library card to the Circulation Desk.
Each time you borrow a book, a date due receipt will be given to you, indicating item ID number and the day you should return the item to the library.

You cannot borrow a book without your library card.
The books labeled as 「館内」 (「Kannai」internal reference only) and the latest issue of magazine is not available for circulation.

Renewing

You may renew your items once, provided it is not overdue, or not on hold for another borrower.
To renew your items, you can either bring the items in person to the library, call the information desk at 045-262-0040, log_on to the library computers, or access to the library web page.

Returning

Items borrowed from Yokohama City Library may be returned at Circulation Desk of any other Yokohama City Library.
Your library card and the receipt are not needed when returning.

When the library is closed, you can return your items in 「Book Return Box( 返却ポスト )」 which is placed outside of the library building.
The 「Book Return Box」 cannot be used when the library is closed for New Year holidays.
If any of your items are overdue, you cannot borrow other items or place holds.

Finding Books

You can search items by accessing to the library search engine covers all Yokohama City Library from library computer or web page.

The library computers are equipped with a keyboard and a touch screen monitor.

Reserving

If the item you would like to borrow is not on the shelf, you can place a hold at a maximum of 6 items total.
If the items are located at other Yokohama City Library, you can place a request.
However, you cannot place a request on books or magazines that are not published yet.

You may place a hold/request through the library computer or the library web page.

You must register first and obtain your password.
You may also place a hold/request in person at Circulation Desk.
Please bring the completed application form to the desk.

Please call the information desk at 045-262-0040 to confirm the status of the requested items.
The telephone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You may also confirm through the Library computer or web page. If you have registered your e-mail address, you will receive e-mail notification.
The e-mail address can be a mobile e-mail address.
You can confirm at Circulation Desk at the library you designated to pick up.

Photocopying

a photo of a photocopying machine

Coin-operated photocopiers are available.

The charge per sheet is 10 yen for black / white, 50 yen for B5, B4, and A4 color, or 80 yen for A3 color.

Hours and Closed days

Hours
・Tuesday-Friday:9:30 a.m-7:00 p.m
・Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Holidays and December 28:9:30 a.m-5:00 p.m
・January 4:12:00 p.m-5:00p.m
Closed Days
・Scheduled closing day for facility maintenance( once a month )
・December 29-January 3 and for inventory

Go to'Calendar of Library'