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: Oct. 25]

・However, researchers from other universities (including graduate students) are allowed to use materials that are held only can use the materials held only by Kobe University Libraries. For details, please see “Visiting Kobe University Libraries” below.
・Although the loan period for books being borrowed has been extendeds 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 wishwant 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

Researchers from other universities (including graduate students) who wish to use materials held only by the Kobe University Library, please apply in advance through your own university library.
Please bring a copy of your reply from Kobe University Library with you when you visit.
Please obey the Infection control measures when you visit any of our libraries.

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.


Please see “Reference Service” for details. However, we may not assist you for some reasons (When it takes too much time and effort, it doesn’t matter survey and research, etc.).
You can check the holdings and locations of the materials on OPAC .

Contact us

Please ask your question at this page.


Please check here for more information about donation.
Donation of Library Material

Job vacancies

Please check here for more information. (Japanese only)
Job vacancies at Kobe University
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