Interlibrary Loan

ILL assists scholarly research by obtaining library materials unavailable in the Kyushu University Library system. Patrons can make ILL requests to any other libraries worldwide.

Interlibrary Loan [Charged]

Before Placing Your Request

  • Please check Collections for the availability of books and periodicals in Kyushu University. You can apply for the photocopying or borrowing requests from the search results.
  • Reproduction in libraries is subject to legal limitation because the author has the exclusive right to reproduce his/her work.    
    • If you would like to copy an article in the latest issue, you are allowed to make copies of only limited pages of them.
    • In general, we cannot supply more than half of total pages of the items.
    • In case of the collected papers(not the periodicals), we cannot supply more than half pages of each paper.
  • Depending on the situation, sometimes there are some limitations in using of the items.
    (for example, you would not be allowed to take the items out of the library, or to make photocopies of them)
    When you use Interlibrary loan service, please check those limitations and the due date.

How to Apply

Click here. You may also submit an "Application Form" at the library desk.(except Medical Library)
(Scitech Library Application Form:PDF, WORD

How to Pay

University budget
We accept only research grants given by Kyushu University as "University budget". You should fill the budget information in an application form. We proceed with the reimbursement at the first business day of the month for the requests of the prior month. If you pay by outside funds, select "Private expense" and proceed with the reimbursement after received.
University budget(by proxy)
We set you as a proxy if you submit on behalf of an applicant frequently. Please submit at the library desk when students pay by a supervisor's budget.
Private expense
Please pay by cash when you pick up the items. Some library calls on you to pay by bank transfer.

How to Get

University budget
If you requested photocopies, we send the copies to you by intercampus mail service. In case of book loans, please come to the library to pick the books up.
University budget(by proxy)
If you requested photocopies, we send the copies to the applicant by intercampus mail service. In case of book loans, please come to the library to pick the books up.
Private expense
Please come to your library to pick the items up.

Document Delivery

  Other Universities National Diet Library Overseas
35-50yen per page + postage
24yen per page + postage + packing charge (150yen) + tax
"Private expense" and "University budget"
"Private expense"(Bank transfer)and "University budget"
"Private expense"(Accepted:  Central, Medical) and "University budget"

Book Loans

  Other Universities National Diet Library
(Accepted:Central, Scitech)
Public Libraries
Around 1500yen(Postage both ways)
Return postage※Not be permitted to take out the items and to make a photocopy.
Free(Karatsu Library charges you postage.)
Around 10,000yen
"Private expense" and "University budget"
"Private expense" and "University budget"
"Private expense"(Karatsu Library)
"Private expense"(Accepted:Central, Medical) and "University budget"
*Public Libraries(Fukuoka)
You can order loan requests to Fukuoka Prefecture libraries, Fukuoka City Library, and Karatsu City Library (in Saga). Requests are accepted via paper form only. Please contact the ILL office on your campus.


  • Once the requests have been processed, they cannot be canceled!!
  • Please fill the bibliographic information in an application form correctly(not using abbreviations).
  • And also, search codes (ISSN etc) for identifying materials.
  • We usually contact you via e-mail. If you change your e-mail address, modify your account information on Settings immediately.
  • If you pay in cash, please pay the exact amount.
  • Book loans
    • This service does not cover the periodicals and the audiovisual materials.
    • If you lose or break the requested item, we ask you to pay for it.
    • ILL books should be checked in to the same desk you checked them out.

Contacting Offices

Ito Central Library
Document Delivery Service Section
Ito Scitech Library TEL:092-802-2454
Medical Library
Inter-library Loan Section
Chikushi Chikushi Library TEL:092-583-7514
Ohashi Design Library TEL:092-553-9490