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Notification of interruption of services

Some of our services might be unavailable during December as we prepare for implementation of the new National Diet Library Online Search and Request Service (NDL Online) service in January 2018.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.
The following services will be available again via the NDL Online starting January 2018.

Services for Individual Registered Users (All dates are Japan Standard Time)

Service type Period of Suspension Deadlines for requests
Requests for remote photoduplication Requests via the NDL-OPAC will no longer be available after Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Requests via the new NDL Online service will be available starting Friday, January 5, 2018.
NDL-OPAC: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Email: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Postal mail: Thursday, December 14, 2017 (Note 1)
Interfacility requests for browsing Requests made in person at the NDL will not be available from Thursday, December 28, 2017, to Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Requests via the request form on the NDL website will not be available from Thursday, December 14, 2017, to Thursday, January 4, 2018.
In person: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Via the NDL website: Wednesday, December 13, 2018 (Note 2)
Reservations for browsing at the Kansai-kan Requests via the NDL-OPAC or via email will no longer be unavailable after Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Requests via the new NDL Online service will be available starting Friday, January 5, 2018.
Via the NDL-OPAC: December 14, 2017 (Thu.) (Japan Time) (Note 3)
  • (Note 1)This is the deadline for copies to ship by the end of the year. Depending on the content of the request, some photoduplicated materials might not ship until on or after Friday January 5, 2018.
  • (Note 2)This is the last date requests will be accepted this year.
    If you specify Monday, December 25, as the start of the browsing period, the materials will be available until Tuesday, December 26. If you specify Tuesday, December 26, as the browsing period, the materials will be available on that day only.
    Interfacility requests for browsing services between the Tokyo Main Library and the Kansai-kan will be unavailable from Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
    Interfacility requests for browsing services from the International Library of Children's Literature to the Kansai-kan will be available starting Friday, January 12, 2018.
  • (Note 3)We will not accept reservations specifying Friday, January 5; Saturday, January 6; or Tuesday, January 8, 2018, as the browsing date after this day.
Service type Period of Suspension
Update of user information
Renewal of user registration
Service not available from Sunday, December 17, 2017 until the start of the National Diet Library Online service on Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • (Note)If your user registration is due to expire on or after December 17, 2017, but before January 5, 2018, you should renew it no later than December 16, 2017.

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Services available to public libraries or other affiliated institutions

Service type Period of Suspension Deadlines for requests
Interlibrary requests for loan Requests via the NDL-OPAC will no longer be unavailable after Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Requests via the new NDL-Online service will be available starting Friday, January 5, 2018.
NDL-OPAC: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Via email: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Via postal mail or fax: Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Note 4)
Remote photoduplication Requests via the NDL-OPAC or via email will no longer be unavailable after Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Requests via the new NDL Online service, via postal mail, and via fax will be available starting Friday, January 5, 2018.
NDL-OPAC: Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Via email: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Via postal mail or fax: Thursday, December 14, 2017 (Note 4)
Reference From Saturday, December 9, 2017, to January 4, 2018 Friday, December 8, 2017 (Note 5)
  • (Note 4)This is the deadline for copies to ship by the end of the year. Depending on the content of the request, some photoduplicated materials might not ship until on or after Friday January 5, 2018.
  • (Note 5)This is the deadline to receive a response by the end of the year. Depending on the content of the request, some responses might not be available until on or after Friday January 5, 2018.

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