ILL

We borrow materials not owned by Hitotsubashi University Libraries from other libraries.

Please check the holdings of Hitotsubashi University Libraries before making a request.

You can check the holdings of other libraries via the online search systems below:

Requesting photocopies from other libraries

  • You can request via MyLibrary.
    • For details on how to use MyLibrary, please refer to “E009 How to access from off campus" in the Research Guide.
  • A fee will be charged.
  • You can request photocopies to the extent permitted by the Copyright Law restrictions.

Delivery Days and Fee

Domestic LibrariesNational Diet LibraryOverseas Libraries
Delivery daysAround 3 to 7 daysAround 7 to 10 daysAround 1 to 8 weeks
Fee35 to 70 yen per sheet (monochrome) + PostageFor details, please see here.3,000 to 20,000 yen per item
Notes

  • The delivering days may vary depending on circumstances.
  • Please confirm the actual amount when you receive the arrival notice email. Please note that we are unable to respond to prior inquiries.

Requesting books on Interlibrary Loan from other libraries

  • You can request via MyLibrary.
    • For details on how to use MyLibrary, please refer to “E009 How to access from off campus" in the Research Guide.
  • A fee will be charged.
  • You cannot borrow periodicals.
  • Lenders may restrict material uses. For example, some materials can be used only within the library and viewed only.

Delivery days and Fee

Domestic Libraries National Diet LibraryOverseas Libraries
Delivery daysAround 3 to 7 daysAround 7 to 10 daysAround 3 to 8 weeks
FeePostage for delivery and return (+ handling charges)Return postagePostage for delivery and return (+ handling charges)
Notes

  • The delivering days may vary depending on circumstances.
  • Shipping will be by “Yu-pack” or other common shipping services. Please check the actual amount when you receive the arrival notice email. Please note that we are unable to respond to prior inquiries.

Public Subsidy Service for Graduate Students’ Interlibrary Loan

  • For loans only.
  • During the academic year (since April 1): up to 5 books per person free.
  • The service will end on January 31.
  • When our budget will reach the maximum limit, the service will end before January 31.
  • Not available for loans from National Diet Library or Overseas Libraries.

Paying for photocopying and Interlibrary Loan with external funds

You can use external funds such as Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and donations to pay for photocopies and books from other universities’ libraries. Please check the details below before using this service.

Reception Period

  • Interlibrary Loan: Until the end of October
  • Photocopy: Until the end of November
  • For requests for photocopying to the National Diet Library or overseas institutions, the Help Desk will provide you with an invoice along with materials. Please make payment at each department as soon as possible.
  • After the above period, please pay by “Photocopy fee (school expense)" or “Private expense".

Notes when applying

To apply from MyLibrary

  • If you are a faculty member, please select “Photocopy fee (external funds)" in “Payment". If you are a graduate student, please select “Private expense".
  • In the “Comments" column, please enter the “Jurisdiction, Source, and Project name" of external funds to be used.
  • If you do not know the “Jurisdiction, Source, and Project name" of external funds, please check with your departmental treasurer.
  • If it is difficult to identify the project with the information you provide, we may change the budget to “Photocopy fee (school expenses)" or “Private expenses.

To apply at the Help Desk

  • Please check “External funds" in the “Payment category" of the “Application form for ILL (Photocopying)" or “Application form for ILL (Loan)".
  • On the back of the application form, enter the “Jurisdiction, Source, and Project name" of external funds to be used.
  • If you do not know the “Jurisdiction, Source, and Project name" of external funds, please check with your departmental treasurer.
  • If it is difficult to identify the project with the information you provide, we may change the budget to “Photocopy fee (school expenses)" or “Private expenses.