Borrowing materials and request document copies (OU members only)

You can make a request for a loan of materials and copies of documents which the library you often use doesn’t hold.
This page introduces to you how to make those requests.

Note:If you make a charged request through Web service, you are required to apply to the counter where you want to receive items. You can receive materials or copies in following four libraries.

Main Library  Life Sciences Library  Science and Engineering Library  International Studies Library

Borrowing other library materials

You can make a request for a loan of books.Journals are not available for borrowing :On the other hand, you are able to gain copies of parts of journals.

1.Internal materials (free service)

You can borrow books which you find a buttontoriyose in “Reserve” column of OPAC.
Clicking on the buttontoriyose, you can make a request by logging in with your Osaka University Personal ID. It takes about 1-3 day(s) to arrive to the library you designate.
On the other hand, you can’t borrow books which you don’t find the button toriyose.

2.External materials (charged service)

You can request books which aren’t owned by Osaka University.
You can use  “Interlibrary Loan/Photocopy Request” in Web Service or you can refer to library staff at the counter. You can apply that request in following four libraries.

Main Library  Life Sciences Library  Science and Engineering Library  International Studies Library

In the case of borrowing a book inside Japan, it costs about 1,200-1,500 yen and takes about 2-7 days to arrive to the library you designate.

Request document copies

You can request document copies of journal articles or part of book only to the extent permitted by copyright law.

1.Internal materials (charged service)

You can request document copies which you find a buttoncopy in “Copy” column of OPAC.
Clicking on the buttoncopy, you can make a request by logging in with your Osaka University Personal ID.
It takes about 1-3 day(s) to arrive to the library you designate. It costs as follows per one sheet. You aren’t required to pay postage.

types of expense b&w color
University’s expense 10yen 50yen
personal expense 20yen 60yen

On the other hand, you can’t request document copies which you don’t find the buttoncopy.

2.External materials (charged service)

You can request document copies which aren’t owned by Osaka University.
You can use  “Interlibrary Loan/Photocopy Request” in Web Service or you can refer to library sraff at the counter. You can apply that request in following four libraries.

Main Library  Life Sciences Library  Science and Engineering Library  International Studies Library

In the case of order from University library inside Japan, it costs about 35-55 yen per sheet in addition to postage, and it takes about 2-7 days to arrive to the library you designate.

Visiting other academic libraries

Some libraries may require you to contact them in advance or a letter of introduction through Osaka U Library.Please apply at the Desk minimum of 3 working days prior to preferred date.

  • Please ask at the Desk if you wish to use rare books as early as possible (2 weeks prior to preferred date).
  • In general, National University Libraries (Main Library) are available for OU members by the presentation of Student ID card or the ID card. Please check the library’s website for instructions on how to use the library. (Some department libraries require you to contact them in advance.)