Academic libraries cooperate with one another to provide research materials for their patrons, which is called Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and/or Document Delivery (DD) service.
We help with ILL/DD for Japanese-language materials from libraries in Japan.
(An individual researcher MUST contact his/her affiliated library for ILL/DD services)
A registered individual can request a copy directly to NDL. But, ILL requests MUST be made by libraries to NDL. For detailed instructions for a library to register and submit ILL/DD requests to NDL, please consult with ILL/DD from NDL page.
<NEWS 1/8/18> NDL Online has begun as of January 5, 2018. Please check Help page for additional information on how to use NDL Online. Registered libraries for photocopy and ILL services (separate registration is required for photocopy and ILL services) can directly submit requests in NDL Online. For passwords set in 2017 or earlier, use UPPERCASE only--for more information about passwords, please read the News page.
Please see also the latest presentation of ILL/DD services from NDL below:
OCLC ILL member libraries can directly submit ILL/DD requests to the following Japanese libraries using OCLC WorldShare ILL:
(An individual researcher MUST contact his/her affiliated library for ILL/DD services through the Global ILL Framework (GIF)
[IMPORTANT] GIF Project for photocopy service is ending in March 2018 (ILL service with GIF has ended as of 1/19/2018).
Please keep checking the News page for the details.
Global ILL Framework (GIF) is an International ILL program established between OCLC ILL libraries (North American, Australian, and New Zealand academic libraries) and Japanese academic libraries.
CiNii (pronounced "sigh-knee"), a Japanese database, to search academic articles and books and find holing libraries. Click here for the instruction of using CiNii Books.OCLC ILL libraries in North America, Australia, and New Zealand must join the OCLC GIF-J (ISO) Group to participate in the program. Registration is free. GIF uses OCLC IFM. Use
Join GIF Project today!
GIF Project participants are enrolled in the following Google Group:
GIF Discussion Group: its membership comprising GIF Project participants from North America and Australia/New Zealand and Japanese ILL representatives
Send messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archive is available at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ncc-gif