Requesting Books and Articles

Article Copy Delivery from Other Libraries (Paid Service)

Requesting Article Photocopy Delivery from Other University Libraries

Even if the University of Tsukuba Library does not hold the article you are looking for, you may still have a chance!
If the journal carrying the article is held by in the library of other universities or organizations, you can have photocopies (on paper) delivered.

Fee and time till delivery

Delivery within Japan: the actual fee for photocopying and transportation (Black and white \30-\50/page, Color \80-\100/page + Postage \80-\200) | Delivered in about 1 week

Delivery from overseas: not determined; several thousand to \10,000? | Delivered in about up to 2 months

Photocopying of the library material will be done within the bounds of the Copyright Law, and may not be available for some materials.Copyright Law Compliance

Article Photocopy Delivery Procedure

Step 1. Make sure the article is not held by the University of Tsukuba. (Check article information)

After searching with Tulips Search, specify "Journal Article / Magazine Article" in "Search Targets" on the left side.
Search the article on another database.

Check if the full text can be read on the Web from Tulips Linker and if the library holds the journal.

Reconfirm the details of the article.

Step 2. Select application method

Apply Online

★“Article copy/book loan online application user registration (private expense)” from “My Library” is required in advance.

  1. Search articles/journals in the database
    • Click the Tulips Linker displayed in each database. → Click "Copy request (Private expense) (Paid Service)" in the "Get it from another library (ILL)" item.
    • Select "CiNii Books" in OPAC and search for the journal. → Click "Photocopy-private exp. (Paid Service)" on search result details screen.
    • In case you can not apply with Tulips Linker and OPAC,please request from "New request" in “My Library”.
  2. Enter your user ID (13 digit) and password (no need if already logged in)
  3. Fill in the application page
    ★Entering precise and detailed information will help you get the book faster.
    • One application per article.
    • Articles that are printed over several issues, such as special features, require a separate application for each issue.
    • Serial articles etc. require separate application if published in different issues.
    • As a general rule, you cannot cancel after application.
  4. Application complete! You will receive an e-mail confirmation.
    ★If you do not receive e-mail confirmation after 12 hours, the application may have failed.
    Consult the library you want to receive. (Central Library: at Reference & ILL Section/Other libraries: at the counter) → Contact List
Apply at the Library

Please fill out the Photocopy Application Form for Inter-Library Loan at the reference desk and submit it there during the reception hours of each desk.

Step 3. Receive the photocopies at the reference desk or via campus mail

A notification will be sent to your registered e-mail address when the copies are ready.
At the reference desk, you will receive the copies in exchange for the fee.
★Cashless payment is also available for payment. Please check here for available cashless payment methods.

Reception hours

Central, A&PE, Medical, L&IS Library Weekday:9:00-17:00
Otsuka Library Weekday:Opening hours, Saturday:11:30-19:50