Inter-library Loans

ILL Applications to Other Institutions in the UK

The Bodleian Japanese Library offers an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service to the current Oxford University members for Japanese studies related materials which are not available in Oxford.

To request books and copies of journal articles from other academic libraries, please visit the Bodleian Japanese Library in person to fill in an ILL Request Form.  The form can be accessed at:

Applicants are requested to pay the ILL fee, currently £5.00 per application for loan and photocopy, prior to submitting the request form. 
The fees can be paid online by visiting the University Online Store at:

Once we receive the online payment receipt, we shall process the request.

We regret that the fees are not refundable.

Only UK theses whose copies are available at BLDSC can be provided via the British Library Interlibrary Loan services of which BJL is a member.

Many UK Theses can now be accessed via The British Library’s theses online service, Ethos, at Please follow the instruction for individual registration to access the service.

US theses may be recommended for purchase for the BJL Loan collection.

When applying for an ILL, please provide as much bibliographical information about the item as possible. If found in UK, we may directly apply to the institution for loan or photocopy (the Bodleian Libraries' copyright regulation applied.)

We can accept e-mail dispatch, if requested.

ILL Applications from Other Institutions in the UK

The Bodleian Japanese Library accepts ILL requests only from those who have established the ILL account with the British Library. Please provide us the account no. and the request no.

BJL lends books and journals only if they are in good condition for lending.

We do not lend or photocopy fragile items, items with a pre-1920 publication date or reference materials such as dictionaries, maps and encyclopaedias.

The lending period is normally 3 weeks and requests for an extension of a further 3 weeks must be made in good time by telephone or by email quoting the request no.  Items may be recalled earlier if required by another reader in Oxford.

The requesting institutions should send their requests by email or post with as much bibliographical detail as possible.

Our contact details:

Bodleian Japanese Library (at the Nissan Institute)
27 Winchester Road
Oxford OX2 6NA

Tel: 01865 284506
Fax : 01865 284500
email :

Standard loan -- £14.10
Photocopy by SED – £10.74 (including VAT)
Photocopy by post – £10.45 (plus VAT)

These new charges have been incurred by the Bodleian(s) for 2012/2013 and are still subject to further revision.


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