Materials displayed as “General & Intercult Lib : Laboratory” “General & Intercult Lib : Laboratory Serials” on OPAC are located in laboratories. These are books which professors purchased for their own research using their own research funds, so as a rule others cannot use them.

For members of Kobe University: we can ask the professor whether he/she is willing to loan the book. Apply at the information desk or application form. Please set the deadline at least 4 days apart from the application date (excluding weekends and holidays).

However, even after applying you may not be able to borrow the professor’s books, and you may have to wait for a long time until the professor replies.
We do not inquire about books that were purchased less than 1 year ago, or multiple applications for the same book.Please understand that this is a special service for borrowing books, and restrictions may apply.

Loan Period

Undergraduates 2 weeks
Graduate Students 1 month
Faculty and Staff 1 month

*Period may be shortened for the reason of the professor’s use.

Other Ways to Get the Materials

Please use the Book Purchase Request service for useful academic books that are only located in Laboratory.
The library will purchase them and hold them.
Book Purchase Request

If you are looking for Japanese books, public libraries may hold them.
Please search the nearby public libraries listed below.