Requesting Books and Articles

Book Delivery Service within University of Tsukuba

You can have the books delivered between libraries and receive the books at library you selected.

  • Tsukuba Campus:Central, Art and Physical Education, Medical Library, and Library on Library and Information Science
  • Tokyo Campus:Otsuka Library * ”Location : OUJ Bunkyo” cannot be delivered.

How to apply

Search a book on Tulips Search(OPAC Search)→ Click “Reserve” button.
 *Due to system specifications, unavailable materials for delivery such as journals, reference books, and Basic medical books will be displayed with the “Reserve” button.

Delivery flow

  1. After the application, it takes about 3-5 days within Tsukuba Campus, or 5-7 days between Tsukuba Campus and Tokyo Campus to be delivered.
  2. Notice will be sent to your registered e-mail address when the book is available.
    (If you will not use the book you requested, please cancel it from My library: “Materials under request”)
  3. Borrow the book at the main counter of the library you selected.


  • You can apply up to 5 books, including your reservation for books on loan.
  • If there is a single book which is not returned within the loan period (overdue materials) or you are in penalty period, delivery services and borrowing books are suspended.
  • Please check your maximum items before borrowing books.
  • You can receive books only at the library you selected.
  • You can return books to any of the University of Tsukuba Libraries.