Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Requests



Interlibrary Loan (ILL) enables eligible OIST affiliates to borrow material from other libraries and universities and obtain copies of articles or book chapters from titles that are either not owned or are unavailable from the library.

To make an ILL request, please submit an ILL Request Form.


-- Approximate Delivery Times -- 

Available materials usually arrive within one week and can be either picked up in person at the reference counter in the library, or delivered via in-house mail.

-- Cost --

ILL cost varies depending on the supplying library.

  • Photocopies: B&W: 40-50yen per sheet, Color: 70-150yen per sheet + shipping

  • Borrowing: Shipping fee only (approximately 750-1500yen. It varies depending on the weight of a book)
For research unit members: ILL fee is paid from your unit budget. Please obtain an approval from a unit leader before submitting an ILL Request Form.

For OIST PhD students, ILL fee is paid by the graduate school.

-- Loan Period -- 

The loan period varies depending on the supplying library but is generally for 3 weeks.

-- Notification -- 

A notice will be sent to your OIST e-mail account when your requested material arrives.

Document Delivery Service (Reprints Desk)

Reprints Desk is a document delivery service which makes it easier than ever before to order documents from anywhere in the system with a click of a button. You can directly search and order the articles you need, instantly acquire PDF documents and pay by direct payment (即支出) each month. Average cost for a PDF document is 40 dollars.

*A unit account set-up is required for this service. Please contact the library for more details.*

For more detail, please see the attachment below in English or Japanese.

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