Getting books from Domestic Libraries

Books not available at Kobe University Libraries can be borrowed from libraries of other universities or institutions using the Interlibrary Loan Services. This service is charged. If you want to borrow the items owned at campus libraries in Kobe University, use Campus Delivery Service.
Table of charges for ILL

Apply

Please apply from the link below.
Interlibrary Loan Request

Notes

・Please select “Express” in sending means if you want to get items soon. But it requires additional fee.
・Some materials might be prohibited from copying or carrying outside the library.

Receiving

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

Getting books from foreign countries

We can request foreign institutions to send materials by research fund, if necessary.
Students can also apply for this service, if your supervisor permit you to spend his / her research fund.

1. International interlibrary request by using IFLA Vouchers

IFLA Voucher Scheme is the payment system for international interlibrary transactions. It is available between voucher supplying libraries.
IFLA Voucher Scheme

2. The British Library

We can request The British Library to lend the books. You can select “delivery speed” as option. However, the quicker plan, the more expensive the charge.
The British Library
Explore the British Library

3. Others

We cannot apply for the interlibrary service except the above institutions.
You may be able to read materials to visit an institution directly. In that case, we will be able to issue an introduction letter.
Nowadays, the materials that you can read their full-text on the web are increasing.
If you have any questions, please ask a nearby library staff member.

Table of Charges for ILL

Estimated delivery time Borrowing period price
Libraries of Institutions (japan) 1-2 weeks 1-3 weeks More than ¥1,000 (depends on material size)
Using Voucher (Foreign Countries) 1 month Approx. 1 month More than ¥7,000 (depends on institution)
British Library (UK) 2 weeks – 1 month Approx. 1 month More than ¥8,000 (depends on option)