You can order the photocopies of materials such as articles that are not stocked in Tokyo Tech from other libraries.

How to order 

After you confirm on Library Catalog that the material is not available in Tokyo Tech, fill out "Interlibrary Loan Request Form (for ordering articles)" and submit it to the circulation counter. You need to fill out a form for each material. If you wish to order photocopies at public expense, you need to fill in the name of faculty who is responsible for expenses, and the budget code additionally affix his or her seal. You may also order photocopies from other libraries through "Online Request." Here's more on the procedure about it.

Rough standard for delivery date and charges 

client library days charge
University library in Japan 3 days - 35 - 150 yen / sheet + postage etc.
National Diet Library (NDL) 1 week - 23 - 200 yen / sheet + package charge (200 yen) + postage
Other organizations (getting treated as individuals) (getting treated as individuals)

*If you apply for more than about 10 items at the same time, it will take time to process your request and deliver your photocopies.
*If you want to pay at private expense, you can order only to university libraries in Japan and National Diet Library.

Supporting for interlibrary loan costs by the library

If a student orders photocopies from other institutions at "private expense", the library will bear the cost of the order.

Target People Undergraduates / Graduates Students
Target Order

Orders for photocopies that meet the following conditions

  • Orders to the National Diet Library, university libraries, or libraries of research institutions in Japan
  • Orders made at private expense
How to order Eligible orders will be automatically switched to the library's payment and you will not have to pay yourself.
  • This measure is to support students who are not able to use public expense to obtain materials. Students who can use public expense should apply with public expense.
  • Orders for photocopies from other campuses at private expense are at your own expense.
  • There is no restriction on the fields of materials to be ordered. However, the materials must be necessary for your own research and study.


When the photocopies arrive, we will inform you by e-mail or phone which you filled out on the request form.

Public expense and Library expense

Please come to the circulation counter during the library hours.

Private expense

Please come to the circulation counter and pay the fee between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.