Any member of Osaka University can make a book purchase request to International Studies Library.
The Book Selection Small Committee will consider whether or not to purchase each requested item based on the following criteria for request.
The result will be sent within two weeks to the contact information provided at the time of application.
Depending on the budget situation, requests may be denied even if the criteria are met, or may be closed mid-fiscal-year.
The purchased item will be laced in International Studies Library.
If a purchase is decided, you will be given priority to borrowing it. We will notify you by email when the book becomes available. It will take one month for Japanese books and two months for foreign books, or longer depending on the availability of the publisher.
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 stuffs which are not appropriate for our library to possess
How to apply
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.