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Please see each library’s page for its location  ⇒  Main Library  Katabira Branch  Sakuragaoka Branch
Please see the calendar for this month’s holidays.
Contents
 Opening Hours
 Closed Days
 Borrowing for the First Time
 Borrowing
 Returns
 Searching for Books
 Reservations
 Requests
 Research
 Copying
 Welfare Services (Main Library)
 Group Borrowing
 Rules and Guidelines
Opening Hours
Main Library: Tuesday-Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays (if open) 10:00am to 5:00pm
Open from 9:30am during summer vacation
Katabira and Sakuragaoka Branches: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Days
Mondays, the last Friday of every month, New Year Period.
 (The library may also be closed on other days. Please check the calendar for details)
Borrowing for the First Time
Anyone who lives, works or studies in the City of Kani may use the library for free.
Anyone who lives in neighboring towns and cities (Tajimi, Minokamo, Mitake, Kamo District, Toki, Inuyama) may also use the library. A library card is required to borrow library resources (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, etc).
To make a library card, please bring ID that has your current address (such as a drivers license, student card, certificate of alien registration, etc) and apply at the counter.
If your current address can be confirmed, a library card can be issued straight away.
Library cards can be used at the Main Library, Katabira and Sakuragaoka Branches and at the mobile library.
The library card is validated to the third birthday. After that , if you wish to renew it , please bring ID that has your current address to the counter of the library.
Borrowing
Please bring the resources you wish to borrow and your library card to the counter.
Up to ten items (including books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, etc) can be borrowed for up to three weeks.
Returns
Please return borrowed resources to the counter of the Main Library, Katabira or Sakuragaoka Branches, or mobile library. Borrowed resources can be returned to any library. Library card is not required.
When the library is closed, borrowed items can be placed in the after hours returns slot. To prevent damage, please put CDs, DVDs, videos and other audio visual resources in the designated returns box.
Searching for Books
Resources in the library can be searched for using the search terminal in the library or from the search for bookspage on the library website. Please inquire at the counter for further information (please note staff may not be able to speak English).
Reservations
【Making reservations at the library】
 It is possible to reserve resources that are on loan or are at other libraries. Please complete a request/reservation form and submit it to the counter.
【Making reservations at search terminal in the library】
 It is possible to reserve resources that are on loan or are at other libraries. It is necessary to register a passwordfirst.
【Making reservations from the library website】
 It is possible to reserve resources that are on loan. It is not possible to reserve resources that are available in the library.
 It is necessary to register a password  and an  email address first. 

Up to five resources can be reserved at one time.
When reserved resources become available, you will be contacted.
(If you have registered an email address, you will be contacted via email.)
If you do not need to be contacted, please select “contact unnecessary” when making a reservation.
(If you register a password, you can check the status of reservations here.)
Requests
If the resources you are looking for are not available in the Kani Library, you can request them.
Please fill in a request/reservation form and submit it to the counter.
*The library will try to fulfill requests by borrowing from other libraries or by purchasing the resources.
  However, some resources are not able to be acquired.
*Requests for resources to be purchased can only be made by residents of Kani.
*Requests for the purchase of CDs, DVDs, and other audio visual resources are not accepted.
Research
If you need help with research, please ask at the counter. Staff will help you find the resources and information you need.
Copying
It is possible to copy library resources within copyright limits.
Please fill in a copy request form at the counter. Black and white copies are ¥10 per page (A4, A3, B5, B4).
Color copies are available at the main library only at ¥70 per page (A4, A3, B5, B4).
Welfare Services (Main Library)
A free postal borrowing service of audio books and other resources is available for people with disabilities living in Kani. Advance registration is required.
Please enquire at the Main Library for more information.
There is one reading magnifier in the Main Library which can be used within the library. Please ask at the Main Library counter if you wish to use it.
Group Borrowing
Groups within Kani including reading groups, private libraries, schools, etc. can borrow books. A chosen representative needs to register at the library.
A total of up to 200 books and storyboards can be borrowed for up to two months.
Packs of children’s books (books on a theme) are available for schools and kids clubs within Kani.
Please inquire at the Main Library for more information.
Rules and Guidelines
*Please do not eat or drink in the library.
*Please do not do anything to disturb other patrons.
*Library resources are used by many people. Please look after them.
  If any resources you borrow are damaged, please don’t try to fix them yourself. Please return the item and any pieces to the counter.
*Many people want to borrow resources in the library. Please return them on time.