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XII.-LIBRARY.

1.- The University Library is divided into that of the three Departments of Law, Science, and Literature, and that of the Department of Medicine.

2—The books contained in the library of the said three Departments are provided for use as text-books and - books of reference for the said Departments and YobimonHonko.

3.—The books contained in the Medical Library are provided for use as text-books and books of reference for the Department of Medicine and Yobimon-Bunko.

4.-No one shall be admitted into the godown of the library of the said three Departments to look for books and take them out of the godown, except the librarians of the said Departments.

N: B. This rule does not apply in the case of the officers and students mentioned in articles 39, 40, and 41.

5.-No one shall be admitted into the godown of the Medical Library to look for books and take them out of the godown except the librarians of the Department of Medicine.

N. B. This rule does not apply in the case of the officers mentioned in article 39.

6.—Botlı libraries are open for giving out and receiving back books during the ordinary office hours, with the exception of the last ten-minutes.

7.-The Sori, Kanji, and Cho of every Department and also of Yobimon, are entitled to have in their possession, for official purposes, volumes not exceeding ten at one time.

N. B. The number of volumes being counted according to the books bound in European style, three volumes bound in Japanese style are counted in all cases as equal to one volume in foreign style.

8.--The books used by the professors or instructors as text-books shall be the same as those which are used by. the respective classes.

9.-Every professor or instructor is entitled to have in his possession as books of reference not more than twenty fire volumes at one time, but

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such person not actually engaged in instructing is entitled to have only ten volumes at one time.

N. B. Every professor or instructor in the Medical Department is entitled to have ten volumes at one time while each Tochiokui (assistant doctor in the Hospital,) is entitled to have only five volumes at one time.

10.—The books taken out of the library of the three Departments for the use of laboratories, the Meteorological Observatory, the Museum and the Koishikawa Botanical Garden, shall not exceed fifty volumes at one time with exception of the books taken for the use of the Astronomical Observatory; the maps for the lecture-room of History shall not exceed six ; the drawings for the Drawing room shall not exceed ten. If a greater number of books, maps, and drawings are required, they may be taken out of the library for one day only, at the request of the professors or assistants of the respective places.

11.—The books taken out of the medical library for the use of laboratories and hospitals shall not exceed twenty volumes.

12.-Any professor or assistant responsible for the books stored in the places mentioned under articles 10 and 11 may remove any of them from those places, if necessary, by countersigning the record-book provided for that purpose, in which the name of the borrower is recorded. All books thus removed shall be returned next morning.

13.- The books stored in the places mentioned under articles 10 and 11 shall occasionally be examined by the librarians.

14.-Books may be taken cut of the library by special permission for the use of any office of the University.

15.-Every officer, professor, or instructor is entitled to have in his possession five volumes at one time for his private use.

16.-In case any officer, professor, or instructor, of the Departments of Law, Science and Literature wishes to borrow any book from the Medical Library, or any one of those of the Department of Medicine from the library of the Departments of Law, Science, and Literature, he shall present to the librarian of that library, from which he desires to borrow a book, a note from the other librarian, in which the number of books already borrowed is mentioned. In order to borrow a book, he must conform to article 19.

17.-Officers, professors, &c., may, by special permission, borrow more than the number of volumes mentioned in Articles 7, 9, and 15.

18.-At the reqnest of Mombusho as well as of the other Departments of the Government books may be taken out of the library in case they are not in use. 19.- Any person

borrowing book from the library shall first deliver a note containing his seal or signature, the title of the book, and the year and day of the month on which such book is borrowed.

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For every book taken out for the use of the places men tioned under articles 10, 11, and 14, the officer, professor, instructor, or assistant responsible for it shall deliver such a note.

20.-Every officer, professor, or instructor is generally required to come to the library to borrow a book.

21.–Students who are unable to supply themselves with text-books may borrow them from the libraries upon application. The students in the medical course taught in Japanese, however, are not included under this rule.

N. B. Post-graduate students and Tochiokui-kaiho may borrow books of reference not exceeding ten volumes. In order to borrow a book they must conform to article 22.

22.-For every book borrowed under the preceding article, a certificate is required from the professor or mstructor in whose department the book is to be used, that such book is needed by the student. In order to borrow a book the student is required to come to the library and conform to article 19. 23.- If

any of the books stored in the places mentioned under articles 10, 11, and 14 be lost, the officer, professor, or assistant responsible for it is required to make known the fact to the librarian of the respective library. When it is uncertain whether such bookj is lost or not, he shall also inform the librarian of such fact; if he does not find it after six months, he is required again to inform the librarian of the same.

24.-All books borrowed from the libraries shall be returned between the 11th and 20th of July of every year, or oftener if required by the librarian. If any one neglects to return them at the required time, and if after a week from the librarian's notice for such in, he still neglects to do so, he shall be punished according to the last part of article 53.

25.- The books borrowed by the students of the Departments of Law, Science, and Literature, including the students in Koten-Koshiu-Kua, as well as by those of the Yobimon-Honko, shall be returned within five days from the end of the annual examination, and the books borrowed by the students of the Department of Medicine as well as by those of the Yobimon-Bunko shall be returned within five days from the end of every term examination, or oftener if required by the librarian. If any of the students neglect to return them at the required time, and, if after a week from the librarian's notice for such return he still neglects to do so, he shall be punished according to article 53.

26.—Students may borrow books during the summer vacation upon presenting a certificate from their respective professors or instructors, no one student having out more than five volumez at one time. Students of the Department of Medicine shall have out not more than two volumes.

27.-In case any officer, including professor or instructor, retires from his office, or in case a student leaves the University, he shall immediately return the books which he has borrowed from the libraries. In case an officer, professor, or instructor responsible for the books taken out of the libraries under articles 10, 11, and 14, retires from his office, he shall return such books according to this rule.

28.-The reading room of the Departments of Law, Science, and Literature is divided into four divisions ; viz., for officers, professors, and instructors ; for the Department of Law; for those of Science and Literature ; and

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