Interlibrary Loans (ILL): Lending Policy to Foreign Libraries

Last revised on Jun. 13, 2017

How to request

Requests are accepted via OCLC, Mail, E-mail and FAX.
  • We do not accept telephone requests.
  • We accept requests from academic organizations only, not from any individuals and corporations.
  • The service will be suspended in the following periods. For OCLC-ILL users, we don't accept any request in these periods, so please don't request by FAX or E-mail.
    1. Summer Holidays: Mid-August, for about two weeks
    2. Winter Holidays: From the end of December to the beginning of January, for about three weeks
    3. Spring Holidays: From the end of April to the beginning of May, for about two weeks

    * The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum will be closed and stop the ILL service from 2017/8/7 to 2018/3/22. For details of temporary closure, please visit the Theatre Museum website.
E-mail: ill(at)list.waseda.jp
    *Please replace (at) with @ when sending E-mail.
Fax: +81-3-5286-2194
Mail: Dept. of Users Support
    Waseda University Library
    1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku,
    Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
OCLC:LWU (Please type the symbol at least three times)

Regulations

We will stop the service when books and payments could not be received by the due date.

Loan (Books only)

Loan period: 4 weeks. No renewals are allowed, as a rule.
A single 4-week renewal will be permitted for exceptional cases.
Restriction: Library use only
Return: Return the loaned item via air mail, boxed (no jiffy bags, please) for protection.
The returned book must reach us by the due date.
Charge: Payment must be done in advance except via OCLC’s IFM.
Due date for remittance: Early payment is encouraged. Request will be cancelled without a contact in some
cases, if we don't receive the payment for a long time.

Method of remittance Materials published in Japan   Materials published outside Japan
OCLC-IFM $15 IFM + postage $30 IFM + postage
IFLA vouchers Acceptable Acceptable
IRC =
International reply coupons 
IRCs covering
1,800 yen + postage
IRCs covering
3,600 yen + postage

Non-circulating material:

  1. Items stored in certain libraries that do not permit lending (Takata Memorial Library, Toyama Library, Sci. & Eng. Library, Student Reading Rooms, School Libraries and Theatre Museum Library)
  2. Rare and antique books (special collection items)
  3. Books published in the Meiji era
  4. Reference books
  5. Journals and periodicals
  6. Microform and audiovisual items
  7. CD-ROM and other machine-readable items
  8. Items stored in multiple libraries in the requesting institution's country
  9. Items in poor condition (ex. published between 1930-1950)
  10. Oversized books (including items weighting more than 5 kilograms)
  11. Theses and dissertations (including UMI dissertations)
  12. Other items as designated by the Director

Photocopies

Restrictions: We provide copies of library items according to the copyright laws of Japan.
Our library regulations apply to all requests for copying entire pages of rare collections and materials published in the Meiji era.
Charge: Payment must be done in advance except via OCLC’s IFM.
Due date for remittance: Early payment is encouraged. Request will be cancelled without a contact in some
cases, if we don't receive the payment for a long time.


Method of remittance
Materials published in Japan Materials published outside Japan

Up to 20 pages
Every 10 pages above 20 pages
Up to 20 pages
Every 10 pages above 20 pages
OCLC-IFM $ 10 IFM + $ 5 IFM $ 20 IFM + $ 10 IFM
IFLA vouchers Acceptable   Acceptable  
IRC =
International reply coupons

10 IRC

+ 5 IRC

20 IRC

+ 10 IRC
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