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Japanese Studies

ILL from Japan: Service from 2018

GIF service ends in March 2018. (GIF: ILL service from academic libraries in Japan.)

ILL service continues via standard OCLC WorldShare ILL with Waseda University Library (LWU), Keio University Libraries (KEI), Ritsumeikan University Library (KRI) and BKC Ritsumeikan Media Lilbrary (RTS), and Nanzan University Library (HU0).

NDL Online replaces NDL-OPAC. Individuals who complete the user registration may directly request photo duplication online (postal mail delivery). Note about setting your password; Overview of NDL service.

ILL support updated in NCC site

Steps to ILL

  1. Search UCLA Library Catalog if the item you need is NOT in your own library.
  2. Search Melvyl or OCLC WorldCat.
  3. Search CiNii and NDL Online.

    It is strongly recommended that you double check the holding location and periodical volume/issue informatoin in individual libraries' OPACs.
  4. Fill out and submit Interlibrary Loan Request form or use Citation Linker. Make sure to add an URL information from Webcat for the book or journal you need in the note area.

Periodical Holding Information

Check volume and publication date information carefully. The volume information string has two parts: volumes ( issues ) and < beginning and ending years of coverage >.

Here is an example of how to read holdings information:

This library has volumes published between 1970 and 2003 with some missing volumes and issues. If this is a monthly publication, the library does nothave v.14 no.9 and v.14 no.12. The empty parenthesis after volumenumber 27 indicates their v. 27 has several missing issues. If no parenthesis appears after volume numbers, the library has completeset of those volumes. This library has complete set of volume 13, 15-26, and 34-45.

NDL International Services

  • Libraries or individual users may register with the National Diet Library to request document delivery through its online system.
  • Registered libraries can lend books from the National Diet Library as well. Fill out and submit interlibrary loan request form for an ILL request from the National Diet Library. Indicate in a note if the National Diet Library is the only library that has the book or journal issue you need.
  • Once registered, it is possible to search for articles using the Zasshi Kiji Sakuin within the NDL-OPAC and order them online.
  • Payments can be made using credit card, international postal money orders, or bank transfers.
  • Materials are sent by airmail.
  • Check Remote User Services section for more details and registration form at
  • NDL OPAC:!/?lang=en