Have you been able to get what you wanted? Or have you had a hard time getting what you wanted? Acquiring Japanese language resources via ILL/DD can be difficult. This page is to maximize the chance of you being able to identify/obtain the materials you need for your research through Inter Library Loan/Document Delivery Services within North America and from Japan.
Please note though that even if you identify resources by following this process there is a chance you may either not be able to obtain them or be required to accept some restrictions.
• The library which owns the item you find in CiNii Books or WorldCat may not be willing to lend. (This is usually true of rare items, microfilms and visual materials)
• Your library may not be able to borrow for a variety of reasons including not being a GIF member.
• You may be required to use the materials in the library only.
• There may be no renewal/extension of your ILL requests.
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