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Getting Materials

Yes. Students, faculty and staff can borrow books and materials from any of the student reading rooms. (Political Science & Economics, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, Ting Hsin (Commerce & SILS) and the Japanese Language Students’ Reading Room.) Please see Borrowing Rules for more information.

If you request the items owned by libraries and reading rooms in Waseda/Toyama/
Nishiwaseda campus and listed as “Item in place/Loanable”, you can select only
Tokorozawa Library as a pickup location. If the item is on the shelf at your nearby
campus, you are expected to retrieve it yourself.
For the detail, please visit the Web site at here.
If you have chosen Tokorozawa Library as a pickup location by mistake, please cancel
requests from the Requests tab on My Library. After you confirm that it is listed as
“Item in place/Loanable” on WINE, please borrow it from the shelf.

Yes. We offer a service to send books and photocopies from our library to your home.
For details, please see “Library Materials Delivery Service” here.

ILL is the abbreviation for “Interlibrary Loan” and is the mutual lending and borrowing of books and materials between libraries. At Waseda University Library, ILL refers to the mutual lending and borrowing of books and materials between the libraries, as well as document copy and delivery services. In short, ILL is a service designed to allow users to obtain actual books and materials or copies from other libraries that are not available at the libraries. Please see Interlibrary Loans for more information.

Waseda University Library does not send materials directly to individuals. If you need special assistance, please refer to “Library support for those needing special assistance” and contact us.

About WINE

Yes, it is possible to put a book that is currently out on hold. Please see Borrowing, Returning, Renewing, and Holding for more details.

Borrowing & Returning

If the book on loan is not placed ‘hold’ by other users, borrowing the book again is available at the circulation desk right after returning it.
For details, please see “Return and Borrow at Circulation Desk” here.

While you are on leave of absence, you can use the same library services as when you were a student, such as entering, borrowing, and using electronic materials.

Yes. For details, please see “Return Anywhere Service” here.

You can return them by mail service with traceable options (You-pack etc.) for the safety reason. We recommend you to keep the receipt of it.

・You are responsible for the returning including its cost.
・When you pack them for the shipping, please put them in a plastic bag in order to prevent damage by water.

■Mailing address:
– In Japanese
〒169-8050 新宿区西早稲田1-6-1
利用者支援課 行
電話: 03-5286-2195
– In English
Dept. of Users Support
Building No.18, Center for Scholarly Information 2F, Waseda Campus
1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050 TEL. 03-5286-2195
* Please write “Return Book(s)” on the front side.

First, please check the status of the book in”My Library” page. (please refer to  “WINE User’s Guide: View Your Loans”.) If the book is listed as being out, please return to the place where you believe you left the book or the shelf where the book came from. If you find the book, please bring it with you to the Reference Desk. If you are unable to locate the book, please consult with the library staff as soon as possible since it will be listed as overdue when it is not returned by the due date. Users are responsible for borrowed materials until they are returned to the circulation desk.

There is a possibility that the notice was sent in error. Please go to “My Library” page to check on the status of the book. (please refer to  “WINE User’s Guide: View Your Loans”.)  If the book is listed as still being out, please visit the Reference Desk as soon as possible. If you find the book on the bookshelf, please bring it with you to the Reference Desk.

Yes, the Library provides long-term loan service. Details are available on the Library homepage. For more information on this service at student reading rooms and other libraries, please direct your inquiries to each library.

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