Getting photocopies from Domestic Libraries

Article Photocopy Request allows you to obtain photocopies of items from other libraries if they are not owned at Kobe University. You can also request the delivery of photocopied articles from other faculty libraries. This service is charged.
Table of charges for Photocopy Request


Please apply from the link below
Photocopy Request


・Please select “Express” in sending means if you want to get items soon. “Express” delivery service requires additional fee.
* Despite you select “Express” delivery service, the ordinary delivery service might be applied due to unavoidable circumstances.
・Please specify “color copying” or “from institutions abroad”, if you need.


The applicant’s faculty library is in charge of your request.
Please receive documents at your faculty library after getting the email.
Please confirm your assigned library from here.

About contact request

The price depends on institutions. You need not confirm where to request, since the library staff decides it taking conditions into account.

  1. From other faculty libraries (Campus Libraries)
  2. From other university libraries in Japan
  3. From National Diet Library
  4. From other institutions (public library, etc)

Getting photocopies from foreign countries

We can request foreign institutions to send materials, if necessary.

1. International Interlibrary request using IFLA Vouchers

IFLA Voucher Scheme is the payment system for international interlibrary transactions. It is available between voucher supplying libraries.
Students can also apply for this service, if your supervisor permit you to spend his / her research fund.
IFLA Voucher Scheme

2. The British Library

The British Library also sends documents. We don’t support British Library On Demand procedures, then please order items as an Individual customer.
For details on ordering items, please see below webpages.
Important Notice For PAYG Online Account Holders
*As of January 2024, the British Library website is experiencing a technology outage. For the latest information, please visit the British Library (top page).

*Please ask the accounting section of your faculty for the payment with research fund.

3. Others

A lot of institutions will receive your photocopy request applied for by yourself.
If you have any questions, please ask a nearby library staff member.

Table of Charges for Photocopy Request

Estimated delivery time Price
Faculty libraries (inside the University) 1-2 days Black & white ¥20 (research fund¥12) / sheet
Color ¥60 / sheet
Other university libraries (Japan) More than 3 days Black & white ¥35-80 / sheet + postage
Color ¥35-80 / sheet + postage
National Diet Library (Japan) 1-2 weeks See their HP(Table of charges
Using Voucher (foreign countries) approx. 1 month More than ¥4,000 (depends on institution)
British Library (UK) 1-7 days (when supplied electronically) More than ¥4,000 (depends on Copyright Fee & option)