Life Sciences Library

Books Purchase Request

We accept purchase requests for books to be shelved in Life Sciences Library from Osaka University members.

Who can make a request?


Up to 40,000 JPY in total and ten books per person during one fiscal year

The criteria for request

We accept requests for books concerning life sciences.
We decline requests for books or any other materials below:

  • less than 1,000 JPY
  • over 40,000 JPY*
Material Type Materials other than books, for example: periodicals, audio- visual materials, musical scores
  • Books non-concerning life science subjects
  • Books for personal fun or use, considered to be appropriate to be bought by individuals, for example:
    comics, fiction, books for hobbies or practical use, travel guides, books for qualification tests
  • Any books judged inappropriate for Life Sciences Library’s collection
Availability Books not yet published
*If you request a book priced over 40,000 yen, please mail us in advance.

How to make a request

Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Research Students, Credited Auditors, and Auditors Books Purchase Request
*Osaka University personal ID and password are required.
Faculties and Staffs
Application for library card is required.
Please send an e-mail to the library.

*Required Information: your name, your library card number, your affiliation, bibliography information (Title, Edition, Author, Publisher, Year, ISBN, Price)
We will inform you via e-mail when the book becomes available.
It will take a month for Japanese books / two months for foreign books to become available. (It may take longer depending on its availability.)


When we have expended all the allocated budget for purchase request, we will close acceptance of requests earlier than the end of the fiscal year and might decline your request.