All library services are not available to graduates & visitors for the time being (Except for Members and educators of certificate program of EUIJ). [Last updated: Apr. 1]

・However, materials held only by Kobe University Libraries can be used. For details, please see “Visiting Kobe University Libraries” below.
・Although the loan period for books being borrowed has been extended until the libraries are reopened, we may ask you to return them beforehand. Books can be returned via the Return Box outside each library or by prepaid post.
If you wish to return materials, please contact the holding library via the at Contact Us form.

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Interlibrary Loan, Reference

Visiting Kobe University Libraries

Visitors (including graduates) who wish to use materials held only by the Kobe University Library, please apply in advance through your local public library or your own university library.
Please bring a copy of the reply from Kobe University Library with you when you visit.
*Please see here for usage of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster Materials Collection[JPN].
Seats for self-study are not available.
Please use the library in the shortest possible time.
Visitors (including graduates) cannot borrow the materials in the library.
Please obey the Infection control measures when you visit any of our libraries.

If the Kobe University’s Activity Restriction Measures are level 2 or higher, Visitors (including graduates) will not be able to visit the Kobe University Library.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan(ILL)allows you to get copies of articles and to borrow books if they are not available from your university library or nearby public library.
Please request this service from the library closest to you instead of contacting us directly.
Our ILL service is supported by the NACSIS-ILL system (Catalog information services provided by National Institute of Informatics). This system ties university libraries in Japan together and cooperates with OCLC and KERIS.
We ask other libraries to apply for ILL via the NACSIS-ILL system. If your library is not, please contact us from this form.

Contact us

Please ask your question at this page.


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