Services of the ILCL

Photoduplication Service

Copying Service

Scope of copying service

The ILCL provides copying services within the limits of the "Copyright Law" and "The International Library of Children's Literature, Branch of the National Diet Library Rules Concerning the Use of Library Materials" so as not to infringe the rights of the copyright holders. In principle, the following conditions must be satisfied for copying:

* You can only have the materials held by the NDL copied for the purpose of study or research.

* Only one copy of a portion of the material (in principle, up to half of the copyrighted work) by only one copying method.

Even if a publication is out of print or out of supply, copying over half of the copyrighted material requires the written consent of the copyright holder as long as the copyright is valid. However, an article in a back number of a periodical can be copied in its entirety.

Overseas Request for copying

If a) you have verified that the material in question is in the ILCL holdings and b) you know the specific pages to be copied, you are welcome to request copies from the ILCL by either of the following methods:

Request via the Internet

If you apply for our user registration system, you will be able to send your applications for photocopies via the Internet.
* With the user ID number and the password given to the registered users, you can request copies through the Japanese version of the NDL-OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)

Request by mail

Request via community library

You may request copies via a nearby public library or a university library you belong to, provided that your library offers international interlibrary service. Please ask your community library.

Request from an individual

If community libraries are not easily accessible, you may make a request directly to the ILCL using the designated request form(PDF:67KB).

The mailing address is:

Resources and Information Division,
International Library of Children's Literature
12-49 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 Japan

*Please find out the ILCL call number for your requested item from the NDL-OPAC (online catalog) or another source.

Sending of Copies and Payment

Copies are sent to you by mail with an invoice. In addition to the copying fee, postage and handling fee will be charged. For copying fees, refer to the "Photocopy fee Chart".

You can pay by International Postal Money Order, Banker's Transfer, Bank Draft or Credit Card (in Japanese yen). Bank transaction charges will also be charged for Banker's Transfer and Bank Draft. Credit Card is acceptable for paying more than 1,000 yen.

* The ILCL does not send copies by fax.

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