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User Registration for Institutions

The National Diet Library (NDL) offers user registration service for institutions. If your institution becomes a registered user, you can request the copying service from your workplace via the Internet, without visiting the NDL in person.

Copying Service

  • To have an item copied and mailed, look it up on the NDL-OPAC (National Diet Library Online Public Access Catalog) system from this website, choose "Photocopy", and specify the number of the volume or issue and the portion to be copied.
    Note: the English version of the NDL-OPAC provides only search functions; request functions are available only in the Japanese version.

  • You can order copies via the Internet only for the materials searchable on the NDL-OPAC.

  • Items copied by this service are delivered only by mail. Copies are sent to the registered address of your institution.

* Inter-site request and reservation of library materials for reading on-site is not available for institutional registered users. If you wish to use these services, you need to become a registered user as an individual.

* To use interlibrary loan service, your institution must register for the user registration system for interlibrary loan services.

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1.Registration Qualification

There are no requirements as to the kind or scale of institutions. Any institution including libraries, office libraries, private companies, or departments of such institutions can be registered. The only condition for registration is that there must be at least a contact person who works full-time and can contact us.

2.Application Procedure

You can apply for user registration by sending the following to the address below:

ILL Section,
Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library
8-1-3 Seikadai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun,
Kyoto 619-0287, Japan
(On the envelope, please write in red "User registration application".)

If the application is accepted, you will receive a "certificate of user registration" bearing your user ID number and password by mail

* You will need to wait about one week for the above documents excluding time for postal delivery.

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When the registered information has changed, please send the updated information by the following form to the address below.

ILL Section,
Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library
8-1-3 Seikadai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun,
Kyoto 619-0287, Japan

Please inform us at the above address when you wish to deregister yourself.

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