Even if you can't find the book you want in our library, you can borrow it from other libraries via our library.

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 books)" and submit it to the circulation counter. You need to fill out a form for each material. If you wish to order materials 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 books from other libraries through "Online Request." Here's more on the procedure about it.

Non-circulating materials 

The policy varies with each library, but in most cases, rare books, reference books, large books, traditional Japanese binding books, new books, books which published before 1945, and serial publications such as newspapers and journals cannot be checked out.

Rough standard for delivery date, lending periods and charges

client library  days tenancy charge
University libraries in Japan 1 week - 1-2 weeks 1,600 yen - (round trip)
National Diet Library (NDL) 1 week - 2 weeks 800 yen - (only return trip)
KL-NET (libraries in Kanagawa Prefecture) 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks free
Other organizations 2 weeks - several months (getting treated as individuals) (getting treated as individuals)

*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 books from other institutions at "private expense", the library will bear the cost of the order.

Target People Undergraduates / Graduates Students / Research Students
Target Order

Orders for books 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.
  • There is no restriction on the fields of materials to be ordered. However, the materials must be necessary for your own research and study.

Condition of Use

Please follow the lending terms of the library which lends the book.


When the book arrives, we will inform you by e-mail or phone which you filled out on the request form. Please come to the circulation counter between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.


Please return the book directly to the circulation counter between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Do not return them to the book bin.