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Guide to Interlibrary Loan Services

1.How to apply | 2.Login | 3.Select Request Conditions | 4.Request Information Entry | 5.Request Confirmation | 6.Request Completion Notification | 7.How to check the request status | 8.Troubleshooting

0.Overview

  • University members can make Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests. 1. [Photocopy], 2. [Loan]
    * It is not possible to make requests if the material is available in your home campus. In order to obtain such materials, please visit the holding library in person.
  • Please read in advance "Guide to Kyoto University Library Network Online Services".
  • [en]Please be sure to logout, when you complete your request!
  • Befor ordering, please check by KULINE whether the material is available in your home campus.
  • According to Japanese copyright law, photocopies may be made under the following conditions.
    • A certain period of time has passed since the date of publication.
    • Only a portion of a given book may be photocopied. (In principle, photocopying of an entire book is not permitted.)
    • The purpose of photocopying is for research only.
  • Some lending libraries require that borrowed materials be used in the borrowing library only or prohibited to copy.
  • In order to obtain articles or borrow books, there is a charge as well as a wait period.
Intercampus Loan Service Interlibrary Loan Service
Charge Photocopy It costs 15-20 yen per page. Postage is free. It costs 35-60 yen per page plus postage. Please note some libraries require additional charges.
Loan No charge (Intercampus Loan Services) Postage is required both ways. Please note some libraries require additional charges.
Wait period It takes a few days to 1 week to obtain material. Wait period varies depending upon the lending library and materials requested. It takes about 1 week to obtain material. Wait period varies depending upon the lending library and materials requested.

1.How to apply

It is possible to make Interlibrary Loan online in the following ways.

How to apply Description
1) From KULINE The materials found on the KULINE Search, are held in other campuses in Kyoto University or in other universities (Other Univ.).
Process: Bibliography Details of Search Result ⇒ [Copy Request] or [Loan Request]
2) From Kyoto University Article Linker

A Guide to KU Article Linker (Japanese only)
The materials found through the Databases (ex:"CiNii" or "Web of Science"), which are held in other campuses in Kyoto University or in other universities (Other Univ.). For the user's convenience, bibliographic information will be copied automatically to the application form.
It is possible to make Interlibrary / Intercampus Loan requests through DOI/Pubmed search in the Kyoto University E-Journals List.
Process: 京大Article Linker ⇒[Interlibrary Loan (fee-based)] button or [Still need help?] > [Request This Article via ILL] > [Submit] link
3) From MyKULINE The materials not found through KULINE Search nor Other Univ., but which may be held in other libraries (ex. National Diet Library).
Process: MyKULINE ⇒ [Copy Request] or [Loan Request]

Below may be found a detailed description of each application method.

1) Request from KULINE

  1. Visit KULINE
  2. Input the title of the material you are looking for, and then click [Search].
  3. "Bibliography Search Result List" or "Bibliography Details" will be displayed. → In this case, materials must be retrieved by the individual.
    • In principle, the user can not make Interlibrary Loan requests if the materials are held in Kyoto University. However such a request may be made in the case the materials are not available (on loan, on binding, lost, lacking). It is possible to make Intercampus Loan requests in the case the materials are not available in your home campus.
    • When looking for journals, please be sure to check for libraries which hold the particular volume/number you require.
    • When looking for journals, please be sure to check the "E-Journals List".
    • When looking for materials published before the 1980's, please be sure to check the university union card catalog as well.
    → If the material is not found in Kyoto University, click [Other Univ.].
  4. "NII Search Results" or "NII Bibliography Details" will be displayed.
    →Click "Copy Request" link in order to request articles.
    →Click "Loan Request" link in order to request books.
    • When looking for journals, please be sure to check for libraries which hold the particular volume/number you require.
    • In principle, journals can not be borrowed.

2) Request from KU Article Linker

  1. Visit the Kyoto University Database List.
  2. [en]Search the article of which you would like to obtain a photocopy.
  3. Click KUArticle Linker found on the search result display. "List of databases which are connected to KU Article Linker (Japanese only)"
  4. "KU Article Linker" will be displayed. → Click [Submit] under section "Click [Interlibrary Loan (fee-based)] button or [Still need help?] > [Request This Article via ILL] > [Submit] link." in order to request articles.
  5. "Receive External Data (Open URL)" will be displayed. → Click "Copy Request" link in order to bring up the login display.
    • You should write the name of databases you have searched in the "Notes" section at the bottom of the application form, so that the request can be processed smoothly.

3) Request from MyKULINE

  1. Login to MyKULINE.
  2. Click [Photocopy request] when requesting articles.
    Click [Loan Request] when requesting books.

2.Login (This screen may not be displayed. Please go to the nest step.)

  • Put enter your ECS-ID or SPS-ID and password and click [Login].
    • ECS-ID: For Students (i.e. a0******)
    • SPS-ID: For Faculty and Staff Members (i.e. taro123kyodai)
  • If you fail to login, please close the window.
  • If you can not login, please ask Kyoto University Library KULINE Services WG.

3.Select Request Conditions (This screen may not be displayed. Please go to the nest step.)

  • "Select Request Conditions" will be displayed. Select a type of the material ( Books / Serials ) and click [Next].
    • Books: borrowing a book or photocopy of a portion of a book
    • Serials: photocopy of an article

4.Request Information Entry

  1. Material Information
    • [Photocopy] Please make one order for each article. [Loan] Please make one order for each book.
    • Please fill in the information details. If you can not fill in the column, please write "unknown". If the request information is not correct, wait time may be extended.
  2. Client Information
    • Please select or enter the e-mail address and phone number.
  3. Request Information
  4. Payment Method
    • Private expense: Payment should be made when the users obtain the material.
    • Public expense: Please select the "ILL" budget (i.e. **********-ILL). For payment at public expense, please ask your affiliated library.
    • When requesting photocopies from other KU libraries in another campuses at public expense, you generally read the documents in PDF format.
  5. WHAT’S EDDS?
    • You can read documents which are held in another campuses on a networked PC in your laboratory or OSL (Open Space Laboratory) for a fee.
    • The service is limited to people that can pay the charge for copying documents at public expense (university funds).
    • The PC you use has to be connected to the university network.
    • Reference Guide(PDF:463KB)
    • Leaflet(PDF:872KB)
  6. Notes
    • Please check "How to write Notes" below.
  7. Finally, please click [Submit].
How to write Notes
  • Photocopy: (e.g.) Please make color copies of all colored images within the article.
    Loan: (e.g.) I want to cancel this request if the item is in-library use only or prohibited to copy.
  • If you have located the material in a specific library, please write it in detail.
    (e.g.) National Diet Library NDL-OPAC, BL-OPAC, X university OPAC
    (e.g.) Web of Science、PubMed、CiNii、Scopus
  • When a material which is originally available at Kyoto University becomes unavailable for a certain reason (lost, on loan for a long period, library under construction), please write the reason in the notes section.

5.Request Confirmation

  • "Request Confirmation" will be displayed. After checking the request information, click [Submit].
    • When changing the request information, click [Back to Entry].
    • When canceling the request, logout.
  • After submitting the request, you are required to pay a charge.
    • It is possible to cancel the request through "MyKULINE", if the request has not been processed.
    • Please note, it is not possible to cancel the request if the request has been processed.
    • Please check "7.How to check the request status".

6.Request Completion Notification

  • "Request Completion Notification" will be displayed.
    • Confirmation E-mail will be sent to your e-mail address.
    • You can check the request status through MyKULINE.
  • Please be sure to logout, when you complete your request!
  • When the photocopies or books are ready to be picked up, notification will be made by E-mail. Please pick them up as soon as possible.
  • Inquiries about the request should be made to the applying library. Please be sure to tell your request No.(i.e. IL******) as well.

7.How to check the request status

  • Copy request list / Loan request list
    • Click "Biliography infomation" to check the request detail.
    • You can cancel or delete requests. Please check the checkbox and click the button at the bottom of a screen.
  • Copy request detail / Loan request detail
    • You can cancel requests. Please check the checkbox and click the button at the bottom of a screen.
  • ATTENTION!!
    • You can cancel requests if the status is "Under application".
    • You can delete requests from the list if the status is "Rejected", "Cancelled", "Received" or "Returned".
Status Check
  • Copy request / Loan request
    • Under application: Request is accepted. You can cancel requests through MyKULINE.
    • Under examination: Request is processed. When canceling the request, please ask a librarian in the applying library.
    • Waiting for arrival: Material is on the way. You cannot cancel request.
    • Cancelled: Request is cancelled.
    • Rejected: Request is rejected. Please check "Notification from Lib" at request detail.
  • Copy request
    • Receivable: Photocopies are ready to be picked up at the applying library.
    • Received: Photocopies are delivered.
  • Loan request
    • Available: Books are ready to be picked up at the applying library.
    • Loaned out: You are borrowing books. Please return books to the applying library before due date.
    • Returned: Books are returned.

8.Troubleshooting

When you cannot make requests, please contact Kyoto University Library KULINE Services WG. Please give the following information.

  • Your name and faculty
  • When the trouble occurred
  • Request information
  • Content of the error message displayed

Please refer to the "KULINE-FAQ" also.

Contact:
Online Services WG (ILL)
kuline at mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
TEL: 075-753-2638

LastUpdate: 2014.02.25

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