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ILL from Public libraries in Kyoto prefecture

About service

Kyoto University Library has started a delivery service with public libraries in Kyoto prefecture. You can borrow books from these libraries at no charge.

Users who can borrow:

  • Student, Staffs, and Professor emeritus of Kyoto University

You can order books from public libraries in:

  • Kyoto Prefectural Library, Kyoto Institute, Library and Archives, Kyoto City Libraries, and public libraries in Kyoto prefecture.


  • There is no charge for this service.

Borrowing limit

  • 1 volume

Waiting period

  • 1 week or more

Loan period

  • about 2 or 3 weeks (varies from libraries to libraries)

Books cannot be borrowed

  • newly arrived books
  • reserved books
  • Audio-Visual materials
  • others

How to order

  • Please ask at the Interlibrary loan desk, Main Library or make a request from MyKULINE.
  • 'Apply Library' on the MyKULINE form should be 'Main Library'. *If you cannot select 'Main Library', please ask the staff of your departmental library.
  • Please note "Borrow from Kyoto Prefectural Library" in 'Remarks' on the MyKULINE form.


  • You can borrow and return books at Main Library, Kyoto University.
  • You cannot return books to public libraries directly.
【User Service Section 2023.06.15 Last Updated】