Interlibrary Loans from non-Waseda Libraries (For Waseda users only)

You may request materials not held by Waseda University from libraries at other universities.
Where to go? Requests can be made at the Reference Desks at the Central Library, Science and Engineering Library, and Tokorozawa Library.
*Requests may be made at the S. Takata Memorial Research Library by faculty&staff and graduate students only. Receipt and use of materials is at the Central Library.  
Who can use this service?
  • Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty & staff
  • Library Card (Green) holders

Online Requests

Apply from "Research*" - "Library online request" in the MyWaseda. Make sure to check the library's website to confirm whether the materials are able to transfer, and you have a qualification for using the service.
*Staff: "Tasks".
The service available to you may differ in the combination of holding libraries and receiving place. Please check the page below before you apply.

Applying at the library desk, by FAX or by post.

Please fill out the appropriate application form at the library desk.
We accept the application by FAX or by post from the person who is not able to apply from MyWaseda. Make sure to check the library's website to confirm whether the book is able to transfer, and you have a qualification for using the service.
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Requests for materials through Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan service is to request and browse materials (books/microfilms) not available at Waseda University Library from other libraries. Requested materials can be browsed inside the library only for about two weeks. Please fill in and submit ILL application form to the Reference Desk. Online requests are also available.
ILL fees charged from outside Waseda university libraries are as follows:
 ILL charge less than 3,000 yen: No charge
 ILL charge more than 3,000 yen: Full amount of charge must be paid.
 *Delivery request for materials from Keio University Media Center (Library) is available at no charge.

Domestic

Estimate of delivery charge for materials from libraries in Japan is approximately 1,200-1,400 yen (Small packet fee for printed matters with round trip). Heavy or large size book costs more. Materials usually arrive in 7-10 days after the request is processed. Depending on policy of lending library, damaged materials, materials held by individual laboratory may not be available. Even in the case that materials are delivered to Waseda, the lending library may refuse to make copies depending on the condition of materials. If you wish to obtain copies of materials, please request ILL (Photocopy) service.

Overseas

Request to deliver materials from libraries overseas is also available when the materials are unavailable in Japan. Charges includes search fee, service fee and mailing fee with round trip. Charges varies depending on rules of lending library. However, the minimum charge is approximately 5,000 yen. Please specify maximum amount of charge you can pay in time of request. Materials will usually arrive in approximately one or two months after the request is processed. Please consider a time to receive the materials, since there may be a delay depending on the lending library. Please also note that there are cases where materials cannot be delivered. Even in the case that materials are delivered, the lending library may refuse to make copies depending on the condition of the materials. If you wish to obtain copies of materials, please request ILL (Photocopy) service.
For more information, please see Overseas ILL Procedures (PDF).

Document copy requests through Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Request copies of materials not owned by Waseda University from outside libraries such as other university libraries, National Diet Library, public libraries is available. Please fill out the application form and submit it to the Reference Desk. Online request is also available. Library users bear all the responsibilities for copyright issues in time of requesting copies.
ILL fees charged from outside Waseda university libraries are as follows:
 ILL charge less than 3,000 yen: No charge
 ILL charge more than 3,000 yen: Full amount of charge must be paid.

Domestic

Request for copy can be made after confirming library which holds material via catalog such as CiNii Books. Only the pages you need within the Copyright can be requested. Copy fee is approximately 30-50 yen per a page and postal fee is around 200 yen. Additional fees may be charged by some libraries. Materials generally arrive in 7 to 10 days after a request is processed.
For a copy request to Keio University Media Center (Library), copy fee per a page is 10 yen and 50 yen for color copy. No postal fee is charged.
For a request to the Library and Information Technology Center of Doshisha University, copy fee is 20 yen per a page, color copy is 60 yen. Postal fee is charged.
For a request to the Hitotsubashi University Library, copy fee is 20 yen per a page, color copy is 60 yen. Postal fee is charged.

Overseas

Copies of materials not found in Japan can be requested to libraries overseas. Charge includes search fee and service fee. These charges vary depending on rules of lending library. The minimum charge is around 3,000 yen. Please specify the maximum cost you can pay. Materials usually arrive approximately one or two months after request is processed. Please consider a time to receive the materials since there may be a delay depending on the lending library.
For more information, please see Overseas ILL Procedures (PDF).
  • Request for whole-item copy
Requests for whole-item copy can be made in case that material is out of print or its copyright is expired. Prior to a request, Waseda university library needs to obtain permission for whole-item copy from the library holding the material. However, some libraries ask Waseda University Library to own it as a collection instead of handing directly to individual. In this case, Waseda University Library considers if the library receives it. In addition, even if the library receive it, you cannot make a copy from it. Please inquire at the reference desk for more details.