English Guide

●LIBRARY CARD

A library card (Toshokan card) is required to borrow materials. You can use your library card at the following five libraries in Kamakura: Kamakura Central Library, Koshigoe Library, Fukasawa Library, Ofuna Library and Tamanawa Library.
If you lose your card, please contact the library.

●REGISTRATION

Anyone who lives in or commutes to Kamakura can resister.
Anyone who lives in Fujisawa, Miura area (Zushi, Hayama, Miura, Yokosuka) or Yokohama

●HOW TO RESISTER

To get your library card, please fill in an application form and present an identification card which can prove your name and address, such as an Alien Registration card, health insurance card, driver's license, passport, student ID or mail received.

●BORROWING

To bollow materials, please take them to the circulation desk with your library card.

Material No. of materials allowed to be bollowed Duration
Books, magazines Up to 10 Up to 2 weeks
Audio Visual materials Up to 3 Up to 2 weeks

●RENEWING

 You may renew your loan period one time only (2 more weeks), as long as there is no reservation for the bollowed material and no overdue material.
 You may apply for renewal at the library counter, on the phone, from one of the library computers and from the library website.

●RETURNING

To return bollowed materials, please bring them to the circulation desk. You can return books to any of the above five libraries.
When the library is closed, you can put them into the bookdrop outside the library entrance (books, magazines, picture books etc.) also at JR Kamakura Station and Ofuna Station. Please refrain from putting CDs or DVDs into the bookdrop as they break easily.

●RESERVING BOOKS

If the material which you want to borrow is out on loan, you can reserve.
Anyone who lives in or commutes to Kamakura can reserve.
Anyone who lives in Fujisawa, Miura area (Zushi, Hayama, Miura, Yokosuka) can reserve.

Material No. of materials allowed to be reserved
Books, magazines Up to 20
Audio Visual materials Up to 5

●OPERATING HOURS/ CLOSED DAYS

Open
Sat.-Wed. and national holidays 9:00-17:00
Thu. & Fri. 9:00-19:00

Closed
The last Monday of each month
December 28
New Year's holidays (Dec. 29-Jan. 3)
Special closings (for inventory)
Please check our library calendar.

●KAMAKURA CITY LIBRARY

◇ Kamakura Central Library

Address 20-35 Onarimachi, Kamakura City 248-0012
Tel 0467(25)2611
Operating Hours Sat.-Wed. and national holidays 9:00-17:00
Thu. & Fri. 9:00-19:00
Transportation 7 minits on foot from JR Kamakura Station West exit

◇ Koshigoe Library

Address 864 Koshigoe, Kamakura City 248-0033
Tel 0467(33)0711
Operating Hours Sat.-Wed. and national holidays 9:00-17:00
Thu. & Fri. 9:00-19:00
Transportation 12 minutes on foot from Koshigoe Station (Enoden), 10 minutes on foot from Nishi-Kamakura Station (Shonan Monorail). In front of Nakagawa Bus-Stop

◇ Fukasawa Library

Address 111-3 Tokiwa, Kamakura City 248-0022
Tel 0467(48)0022
Operating Hours Sat.-Wed. and national holidays 9:00-17:00
Thu. & Fri. 9:00-19:00
Transportation 5 minutes on foot from Shonan-Fukasawa Station (Shonan Monorail)

◇ Ofuna Library

Address 2-1-26 Ofuna, Kamakura City 247-0056
Tel 0467(45)7710
Operating Hours Sat.-Wed. and national holidays 9:00-17:00
Thu. & Fri. 9:00-19:00
Transportation 7 minutes on foot from JR Ofuna Station East Exit.

◇ Tamanawa Library

Address 2-16-3 Okamoto, Kamakura City 247-0072
Tel 0467(44)2218
Operating Hours Sat.-Wed. and national holidays 9:00-17:00
Thu. & Fri. 9:00-19:00
Transportation 15 minutes on foot from JR Ofuna Station West Exit.