National Diet Library Digitized Material Provision Service

The National Diet Library provides a service whereby material that is difficult to obtain, for such reasons as the item being out of print, is digitized and sent to libraries throughout Japan. (Approx. 1,420,000 items as of January, 2016) Special computer terminals are available in all libraries at Ritsumeikan University that allow users to read and make copies of these materials.

Persons Eligible to Use this Service

Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty/staff and other members of Ritsumeikan University

Libraries Providing this Service

Hirai Kaichiro Memorial Library
Shugakukan Research Library
Media Center
Media Library
OIC Library
Suzaku Research Library

Applying for Usage

Please apply at the reference counter of the respective library.


Reading materials: Free Photocopying materials: ¥20 per black & white page / ¥60 per color page

Related Link

National Diet Library Digitized Material Provision Service (In Japanese)
Lists of available materials as well as a usage guide are available on the site.