NAGOYA University Library ServiceGuide
ContentsInformation : Composition of Nagoya University Library
Search Catalogs : Search Books & Journals
Article : Search Articles
Newspaper : Search Newspaper
Photocopy : Information of photocopy
Interlibrary Loan : How to get photocopies and books from other universities
Visit : Visiting libraries of other universities
Guide Sheets List : Quick guide of resource in the library
Composition of Nagoya University Library
Nagoya University Library consists of Central Library, Medical Library and more than 20 Department Libraries. Before visiting those libraries, please check user's guide of each libraries.
Search Books & Journals
OPAC allows access to books acquired after April 1987 and those before 1987 by the University are registered in the Union Card Catalog (2F).
Many Libraries provide the bibliographical retrieval services on their web.
There are "Online Catalog Lists" in Database > Online Catalog.
And please see Electronic books (e-books) those are digital version of books.
Nagoya University Library OPAC
CiNii books » User Manual
(Union catalog of the libraries of universities and other institutions.)
Webcat Plus » FAQ (in Japanese)
NDL-OPAC » User guide
(National Diet Library Online Public Access Catalog)
Please refer to the "Online Catalog Lists" in Database » Online Catalog, too.
(* : only available on campus)
You can use the Databases looking for the articles by your theme.
Japanese periodical index
Foreign periodical index
[ NULink (Nagoya University Link Service) ]
"NULink" is a link resolver which enables item-level linking across resources available in Nagoya University Library.
It solves the problem of finding content, especially full text.
Please click when you see this icon! »Guide for NULink
The newspaper article is effective to study topical subject and social situation on an old age. The form of the newspaper is various like the stencil paper, the reduced-size edition, the CD-ROM version, the microfilm version, and the Internet version, etc.
Making Copies in the library
Photocopying is limited by the rules of the library and Copyright Law(*).
General rules in the library
- Photocopy in the library is permitted only for the purpose of personal study or research.
- Only a partial copy of library items is permitted (less than half of the total pages of the material).
- Only a single copy of library items may be made.
- The latest issue of periodicals(journals, magazines and newspapers) cannot be photocopied.
- It is not permitted to make copies of personal documents such as notebooks, etc.
- Please fill out the 'Application form of copy services' and put it in the box provided.
(*)Copyright Law : Article 31. (Reproduction in libraries, etc.)
(i) where, in response to the request of a user of a library, etc. and for the purpose of his research or study, such user is furnished with a single reproduction of (a)a part of a work already made public, or (b) in the case of an individual work reproduced in a periodical already published for a considerable period of time, all of such individual work.
Copying in the Libraries
For more information on copying service, please refer each library's guide on Libraries in Nagoya University.
Ordering copies and books from other libraries
If a book or journal you want is not available in Nagoya University (or your campus), all Nagoya University students and staffs can order  the copy of an article or  the actual book from libraries at another campus of Nagoya University, libraries of other universities, as well as public libraries and the National Diet Library. Copies and books can also be ordered from oversea libraries, for example, libraries in U.S., Europe, or throughout the world. Nagoya University Library bears a part of the charge of ILL from libraries in other campus and most university libraries in Japan (April, 2013-) and overseas libraries (July, 2016-, trial service).
*When you have some question for Interlibrary Loan Services, please contact the nearby library or Central library.
Visiting other libraries
(This service is only for members of Nagoya university.)
If a book or journal you want is not available in Nagoya University (your campus), you can visit libraries of other universities.
- Before visiting, please check OPAC or catalogs of each library.
- Please observe the rules of the libraries.
- Some libraries may require an appointment in advance or/and a letter of introduction to use their library resources.
- Library guides are available on the internet. ACADEMIC LIBRARY DIRECTORY (Japan Library Association)
Letter of introduction
Some libraries may require an appointment in advance or/and a letter of introduction to use their library resources. A letter of introduction is issued at the Interlibrary Loan Desk(Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). If you are affiliated with the School of Medicine, please ask at Medical Library or Library of Health Science.
It may take 1-2 weeks to issue a letter. In many cases, some special procedures or documents are required for using rare books or special collections. Please apply at least one week before the date of visit.