Photocopy Service (Central Library)

Last revised on April 16, 2018

Material can be photocopied

Copyright Guideline:
Under the first clause of Article 31, the Act of Copyright Law, users can photocopy library materials. For the purpose of research, copyright law allows individual to make a partial duplication of library material (or full page for an article in a periodical that a certain period of time has passed after publication).
In case of deteriorated condition of library material, library may not admit to photocopy for preservation of the material.
Maximum limit of photocopy:
Material type Maximum limit of photocopy
Books Less than half of total pages
Collected works/ Collections of short stories Less than half pages of each work
Article published on journal Full Page: For a journal, a certain period of time has passed after publication.
Less than full page of an article: Current edition
Map Less than half part of a map
Definition of “A journal, a certain period of time has passed after publication”?
Newspaper (daily) One day after publication date
Weekly magazine A week after publication date
Monthly magazine A month after publication date
Quarterly/ Annual magazine Three months after publication date

Full page photocopy:
Not allowed (include a material after copy protection period)

Self- service photocopy

For users belong to Waseda University, only library materials which fulfills the copy right restriction above is allowed to photocopy.
Please fill out the title of the materials to be photocopied, pages, and other information in the "Application Form for Photocopying Library Materials" and bring it to the nearest service desk. Application forms are available near the photocopiers.
Non-library material such as personal notes is not allowed to make a photocopy by the photocopiers in the libraries.
Photocopiers are available until 20 minutes before the closing time.

Photocopiers and location

Please see floor map for locations:  Floor Map(PDF)
Type of Photocopiers Printing Charge
Pre-paid card operated
*See "Copy card" below.
Black and White
(1 point per one page photocopy)
(5 points per one page photocopy)
¥1000 bill is accepted.
Black and White (¥10)
Color (¥50)

Copy card

Copy card for Waseda University library can be purchased only at libraries. (Student reading room for school of law is exceptional.) Most of the vending machines are located beside the copier.
Please note that a copy card sold at University Co-op is deferent type from the Libraries, so the Co-op’s copy card is not acceptable inside the libraries.
As for a purchase receipt for the library copy card, please contact the address specified on the copy card vending machine.
Price Value Locations to purchase a copy card
¥1000 105 points Vending machine near the entrance of B1F and B2F, 1F, Copy Room B (2F),
side of the periodicals desk (3F), near the entrance of Bound Periodical Collections (3F)
¥2000 213 points Copy Room B (2F)

Photocopy service by operator

Photocopy service by operator at Microforms/ Photographic Services is available on the fourth floor. They also provide services such as photo shooting and data development of material. If you are non-Waseda users, please make sure to bring materials to Microforms/ Photographic Services. Please do not make a photocopy by yourself.

For more information, please see:


Photocopy or document by user’s own recording devices such as camera or scanner is prohibited.

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