Interlibrary Loan

If the material you need is not held by Kyoto University (KU) libraries, you can request an interlibrary loan and borrow it from other institutions through KULINE.
※ If you wish to request books from KU libraries, please refer to "Reserve/Request/Place Holds".

This service is charged.

For those who belong to the Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, or Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry: If you pay with private expense, the Main Library will handle your requests; if you pay with public expense (laboratory budget), Katsura Library, The North Library or The South Library will handle your requests※1,2
For those who belong to other departments: Please check the information of each department's library.

How to Apply

  • When you search on KULINE "OtherUniv Search" and find holdings at other institutions:
    • Click on "ILL" on the left side menu. 
  • When you cannot find holdings on KULINE "OtherUniv Search": 
    1. Click on the "User Service" tab at the top of the page.
    2. Apply from "InterLibraryLoan/Photocopy Request".

Request Interlibrary Loan with Public Expense (Laboratory Budget)

Please submit "Application Form for Photocopy/Interlibrary Loan at Public Expense"[PDF] to the counter at the first time. (A signature or seal of the person responsible for the budget is required.)

Costs/Delivery Estimates

  • Cost: Round-trip shipping cost ※Additional fees may be charged.
  • Delivery Estimate: About one week


  • (※1) For those who belong to the Division of Informatics and Mathematical Science: If you pay with public expense, the Graduate School of Informatics Library will handle your requests.
  • (※2) For those who belong to Cooperating Chairs of Uji Campus or Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science: If you wish to change the library that handles your request, please contact the library where you wish to change.
  • Journals and reference books cannot be borrowed. Please specify the thesis, article, etc., and request a photocopy. 
  • Usage restrictions may be imposed, such as in-library use only and no photocopying.
  • You must comply with usage restrictions and return materials by the due date.