Borrowing at the Japanese Library

A person working on their laptop next to the large windows at the Japanese Library

Who may borrow?

  • Oxford University staff and matriculated students may borrow books from the Bodleian Japanese Library Loan Collection.
  • Bodleian Reader card holders have reference-only access, and may not borrow.

Borrowing rules

  • Books may only be borrowed in person. You may not lend or transfer any loan item to any other person, whether a registered borrower or not.
  • Books must not be taken out of the UK.
  • You should return books to a member of staff. Books should not be left at the library counter or elsewhere without being checked back in.

Borrowing allowances and loan periods

Our borrowing policy applies across all Bodleian Libraries that offer lending, including the Japanese Library. Find out more about borrowing from the Bodleian Libraries, including how many items you can borrow, loan periods and automatic renewals. 

Vacation borrowing for most items begins on Monday of 8th Week each term.