An essential stop for those planning a long-term stay in Kyoto, KICH can also be quite useful for short-term visitors. It has a library with maps, books, newspapers and magazines from around the world, and a board displaying messages regarding work, accommodation etc.
You can use the internet and wi-fi. You can also pick up a copy of its excellent Guide to Kyoto map and its Easy Living in Kyoto book (note that both of these are intended for residents). You can also chill out in the lobby and watch CNN news. It also offers Japanese-language classes (90 minutes ¥100).