Using other libraries

If you require materials not available at the Meiji Gakuin University Library, you can use materials located at other universities or institutes. You can use libraries that are open to the public (e.g., public libraries). If the other library is not open to the general public, you can access its materials by one of the methods below.

Consortiums

Meiji Gakuin University faculty members and students can use other consortium libraries by presenting faculty ID card/student ID card when they visit.
* Note: The MG Card (Meiji Gakuin University Library User ID) is not accepted for this purpose. Part-time instructors must have faculty ID card issued by the university Personnel Division prior to visiting the other library. Inquire at the library counter for details. Prior to your visit to the other library, be sure to check its conditions of use and opening times.

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Letter of Introduction

If you wish to use any materials held in another university library write down the name of the desired material and desired date of use and apply for a letter of introduction at the library counter. A letter of Introduction cannot be issued immediately because Meiji Gakuin University Library needs to obtain confirmation from the holding library.

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Photocopy orders (ILL Request)

You can get copies of research papers, or other materials , contained in journals and books from other libraries where allowed by copyright. Use the MyLibrary system to apply, or fill out an application form available at the library and submit it to the counter.
*The applicant is responsible for copying, shipping and other related costs.
*Note: Before applying, confirm for certain whether Meiji Gakuin University Library has the material in its collection. As a basic rule, applications cannot be cancelled once submitted.

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Inter-Library Loan (ILL Request)

You can borrow materials themselves from other libraries. Use the MyLibrary system to apply, or fill out an application form available at the library and submit it to the counter. Materials on loan from other libraries can only be browsed in the Meiji Gakuin University Library. They cannot be taken out of the library. Materials are available for use for a period of time designated by the other library, usually 1 to 2 weeks. In addition, materials on loan from another library may be photocopied within the scope of the Copyright Act and in accordance with “CONTU Guidelines on Photocopying under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements. (PDF / 16KB)
*The applicant is responsible for shipping costs in one direction.
*Note: Before applying, confirm for certain whether Meiji Gakuin University Library has the material in its collection. As a basic rule, applications cannot be cancelled once submitted.