We accept requests from members of Osaka University to purchase books for the International Studies Library.
This page is for members of Osaka University.
The Criteria for request
Books we collect
Books on languages
Books on foreign cultures or foreign country studies
Books which are regarded necessary to have in our library for education or research
Books we do not collect
Books that other Osaka University Libraries (Main Lib., Life Sciences Lib, Science and Engineering Lib. and Intl. Studies Lib.) already have
Books considered to be appropriate to be bought by individuals such as comic books, crambooks to pass an exam, workbooks, travel guidebooks, etc.
Magazines(Serials), sheet music and music CD
Relatively cheap books
When the requesting person didn't write the reason why he/she has requested it in the "book purchase request"
Other items which are not appropriate for our library to possess
How to apply
Before making a request
Please read the above criteria carefully. In light of the criteria, the Book Selection Committee will make purchasing decisions.
*Depending on the budget situation, requests may be denied even if the criteria are met, or may be closed mid-fiscal-year.
It will take one month for Japanese books and two months for foreign books to become available.
*It may take longer depending on publishers' stock status or other factors.
We will notify you by email as soon as the book becomes available. Books will be placed on hold for one week for those who have wished to receive borrowing priority.
The purchased items will be placed in International Studies Library.
If your request is denied, we will notify you by email, usually within two weeks of your request.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, research students / non-degree research students, credited auditors and auditors of Osaka University
Please apply using the following web application form.