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Interlibrary Loan Services

Requests from distant locations for copying services and borrowing of original materials.

For Users at Nichibunken

For persons applying for interlibrary loan services (either requests for copying and sending materials or borrowing original materials from other libraries) from within Nichibunken, please inquire at the library reception desk or by email.

For Users outside Nichibunken

Copies of materials in the Nichibunken Library may be obtained and original books or materials may be borrowed (for reading within your library) through your university library or a public library near you.
If you wish to use this service, please consult your university library or a public library near you. Please note that Nichibunken may not be able to accommodate copying or lending requests of some materials in its collection, such as those that are rare or badly damaged, but in such cases we may consult with you for alternative means of obtaining the materials.

For Interlibrary Loan Staff

When your library is a NACSIS-ILL participating library

The Nichibunken Library participates in the NACSIS-ILL network. After confirming the lending policy about our library, please submit an application via NACSIS-ILL.

When your library is not a NACSIS-ILL participating library (* such as a public library)

※ Applicants from overseas institutions, please see “■For Users Outside Japan.”

Please apply by Fax or email (no fixed form is required).
After locating the title desired in the Nichibunken collection using Nichibunken’s OPAC system, please provide the Material ID and data on the work (title, author, publisher, volume number, etc.) and give the pages for which copies are desired.
Nichibunken’s OPAC search page

  • ●Copying of books and documents
  • ※ For copying of Rare Books, Classical Works, etc., please see “Reproduction of Rare Books, Classical Works, etc.”

    Fees Copying and postage
    ※photocopying or scanning: 35 yen per page (color 100 yen/page); printing from reader-printer (microfilm): 40 yen per page
    Method of payment Bank deposit: in the month following the copying, a bank deposit form will be sent for payment through the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC, Mitsui Sumitomo Ginko). The name of the payer should be the name of your library.
    Materials not available for copying Recent copies of periodicals (going back to three months from publication date) and badly damaged materials

  • ●Borrowing of original materials
  • ※ They may be perused only in the library

    Fees Sending postage and return postage
    Method of payment The book will be sent by pay-on-delivery parcel service; please return the materials by the Yu-Pack or Yu-mail (a simple registered mail (kan’i kakitome) services via the Japan Post service
    Borrowing period 4 weeks (standard period; including sending and return)
    Materials not available for borrowing Rare books, microfilm, audio-visual materials, reference works, serials, badly damaged materials, etc.

Reproductions of Rare Books, Classical Works, etc.

  • A professional photography service will be engaged for film or digital photographing of rare books, classical works, and other special materials. Please fill out the "Application Form for Special Copying". Please inquire about the details.
  • Requests for reproduction may not be accepted for materials due to their shape/size or conditions (e.g., badly damaged). We may consult with you for alternative means of complying with your request.
  • We ask users to make use of film or digital images that are already available or materials made available via the Nichibunken website. For further information, please contact the Library.

For Users Outside Japan

Copies of materials in the Nichibunken Library may be obtained and original books or documents may be borrowed (for reading within your library) through your university library or a public library near you. If you wish to use this service, please consult your university library or a public library near you.
If your library does not have a specialist for Japanese studies and the staff in charge of ILL encounter difficulties in requesting services from Japan, please ask the person in charge to contact us and we will explain the procedures. Please contact us at the address below.

For Interlibrary Loan Staff Outside Japan

Handling of interlibrary loan requests differ depending upon the state of preservation of the materials requested, the number of pages, the method of sending, and the method by which payment can be arranged. Each case is handled on an individual basis, so please consult about the details at the address below.

Contact Us

International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Library Services Unit (Shiryo Riyo Kakari)
3-2 Goryo-Oeyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192 JAPAN
Tel: +81-75-335-2066
Fax: +81-75-335-2093
E-mail: riyou@nichibun.ac.jp

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