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 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 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

The British Library also sends documents. You can select “delivery speed” as option. However, the quicker plan, the more expensive the charge.
The British Library
Explore the British Library

3. KERIS-ILL (Private expenses can be used)

You can also receive photocopy documents from the Korean institutions participated in the Korea-Japan ILL/DD Project.

4. Others

Although we cannot apply for the interlibrary service except the above institutions, 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 week See their HP(Table of charges
Using Voucher (foreign countries) approx. 1 month More than ¥4,000 (depends on institution)
British Library (UK) 1 week – 1 month More than ¥4,000 (depends on Copyright Fee & option)
KERIS (Korea) 1 week – 1 month Table of charges for ILL in Korea