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


Please apply from the link below.
Interlibrary Loan Request


・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.


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

If necessary, we can request foreign institutions to send materials by research fund.

1. GIF (Global ILL Framework) libraries in OCLC

ILL with foreign universities in OCLC(North America, Australia and New Zealand) is available through GIF.
The Global ILL Framework (GIF) Participating Libraries in North America

2. The British Library

We can request The British Library to lend the books.
The British Library
Explore the British Library

3. 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.
Charge for an item is 1 or 2 IFLA vouchers (1 voucher is ¥2,000).
IFLA Voucher Scheme

Table of charges for ILL

Estimated delivery time Borrowing period price
Other University Libraries(Japan) 1-2 weeks 1-3weeks ¥1000~1500
(depends on material size)
(North America)
1month 1month Approx. ¥6000
(only by research fund)
British Library 2weeks-1month 1month Approx. ¥6000
(only by research fund)