Reopening of the Information and Culture Centre

2020/8/13
We are pleased to announce that the Information and Culture Centre which was temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will reopen to general public. The service is available by reservation only. Library materials will be lent following safety guidelines. We thank you in advance for your comprehension and cooperation. Please find below the details of reopening of the Centre including the date and instructions about the service.
 

Reopening Date

Thursday, August 13, 2020
 

Service Provided at the Information and Culture Centre

In order to prevent the spread of the virus, browsing and searching of library materials in the Centre is not permitted. Both the lending and returning of library materials are done by reservation only. If you are unable to arrive on the reserved time, we can make an alternative arrangement.
 

Instructions on How to Borrow Library Materials

1. Reservation
 To make a request, please download and fill out this application form and send it by email to infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp. To view the lists of library materials, please consult the following links: Books, DVDs, and CDs

<New Users>
 If it is your first time to use our lending service, please download and fill out this application form and send it to us along with a copy of your photo ID to infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp.

2. Step by Step Instruction for Borrowing Library Materials
 We will contact you by email (infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp) and confirm the availability of library materials that you requested and the dates for pick-up and return. 

3. Pick-up
 Requested library materials are placed in a paperbag with the borrower’s name on it. Please take the paperbag with your name from the pick-up box which is located by the Centre’s greeting window. Please do not discard the paperbag as we would like you to use the same bag when returning the borrowed library materials. Also, please do not remove the name tag from the paperbag.

4. Returns
 Please arrive on the reserved date and time and place the borrowed library materials in the paperbag inside the return box which is located by the Centre’s greeting window.

5. Points of Attention
  • Please refrain from visiting the Centre if you show symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, intense fatigue, sore throat, etc.
  • Please wear a face mask while visiting the Centre.
  • Please disinfect your hands and fingers using the hand sanitizer located at the entrance of the Centre.
  • Please refrain from visiting the Centre with many people.
  • Please keep the duration of your stay in the Centre as short as possible.
  • Please refrain from browsing library materials in the Centre.
  • For any questions concerning the borrowing and returning of library materials, please contact us by email (infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp).
  • Please make sure to sanitize your hands before and after handling borrowed library materials at home. 

Contact Information:
Information and Culture Centre: infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp