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A letter of introduction from the library of affiliated institute is required for visitors (other than the members of the universities where they have cooperative agreement with Waseda University) and the general public who wish to use the Waseda University Library. For details on issuance of a letter of introduction, please see “Messages to the Library Visitors.” 

Also, for requesting document copy and books and other materials through interlibrary loans (ILL), please see“Waseda University Library: Interlibrary Loans.” 

 

 

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This webpage is for librarian of Foreign Libraries.

For visiting use of the Waseda University Libraries, letter of introduction, and requests for ILL (actual books, photocopies), please see following.

Waseda University Library is not open to the public, only available for visitors (Researchers and students) who are doing research and who wish to use specific books and other materials owned by the Library, which are unavailable at other libraries.

We do not accept inquiries from individuals about our holdings or usage. Please contact us via your university or institution’s library or public library.

Using Waseda Libraries and Letter of introduction

A letter of introduction from the library of affiliated institute is required for visitors (other than the members of the universities where they have cooperative agreement with Waseda University) and the general public who wish to use the Waseda University Library.

For details on issuance of a letter of introduction, please see following link.

>Messages to the Library Visitors (Central Library)

Interlibrary Loans (ILL): Lending Policy to Foreign Libraries

For requesting document copy and books and other materials through interlibrary loans (ILL), please see following.

How to request

  1. Requests are accepted via OCLC, Mail, E-mail and FAX.
  2. We do not accept telephone requests.
  3. We accept requests from academic organizations only, not from any individuals and corporations.
  4. The service will be suspended in the following periods. For OCLC-ILL users, we don’t accept any request in these periods, so please don’t request by FAX or E-mail.
  • Summer Holidays:
    Mid-August, for about two weeks
  • Winter Holidays:
    From the end of December to the beginning of January, for about three weeks
  • Spring Holidays:
    From the end of April to the beginning of May, for about two weeks
  • E-mail:
    ill(at)list.waseda.jp  *Please replace (at) with @ when sending E-mail.
  • Fax:
    +81-3-5286-2194
  • Mail:
    Dept. of Users Support
    Waseda University Library
    1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku,
    Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
  • OCLC:
    LWU (Please type the symbol at least three times)

Regulations

We will stop the service when books and payments could not be received by the due date.

Loan (Books only)

  • Loan period:
    4 weeks. No renewals are allowed, as a rule.
    A single 4-week renewal will be permitted for exceptional cases.
  • Restriction:
    Library use only
  • Return:
    Return the loaned item via air mail, boxed (no jiffy bags, please) for protection. The returned book must reach us by the due date.
  • Charge:
    Payment must be done in advance except via OCLC’s IFM.
  • Due date for remittance:
    Early payment is encouraged. Request will be cancelled without a contact in some cases, if we don’t receive the payment for a long time.
Method of remittance Materials published in Japan Materials published outside Japan
OCLC-IFM $15 IFM + postage $30 IFM + postage
IFLA vouchers Acceptable Acceptable
IRC = International reply coupons IRCs covering
1,800 yen + postage
IRCs covering
3,600 yen + postage

 

  • Non-circulating material:
  1. Items stored in certain libraries that do not permit lending (Takata Memorial Library, Toyama Library, Sci. & Eng. Library, Student Reading Rooms, School Libraries and Theatre Museum Library)
  2. Rare and antique books (special collection items)
  3. Books published in the Meiji era
  4. Reference books
  5. Journals and periodicals
  6. Microform and audiovisual items
  7. CD-ROM and other machine-readable items
  8. Items stored in multiple libraries in the requesting institution’s country
  9. Items in poor condition (ex. published between 1930-1950)
  10. Oversized books (including items weighting more than 5 kilograms)
  11. Theses and dissertations (including UMI dissertations)
  12. Other items as designated by the Director

Photocopies

  • Restrictions:
    We provide copies of library items according to the copyright laws of Japan. Our library regulations apply to all requests for copying entire pages of rare collections and materials published in the Meiji era.
  • Charge:
    Payment must be done in advance except via OCLC’s IFM.
  • Due date for remittance:
    Early payment is encouraged. Request will be cancelled without a contact in some cases, if we don’t receive the payment for a long time.
Method of remittance Materials published in Japan Materials published outside Japan
Up to 20 pages Every 10 pages
above 20 pages
Up to 20 pages Every 10 pages
above 20 pages
OCLC-IFM $ 10 IFM + $ 5 IFM $ 20 IFM + $ 10 IFM
IFLA vouchers Acceptable Acceptable
IRC = International reply coupons 10 IRC + 5 IRC 20 IRC + 10 IRC
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