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Frequently asked questions : Application Procedure, Update and Deregistration

Frequently asked questions

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What sort of procedures are required to register as a user?
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You can either mail in registration application documents or apply in person at the Kansai-kan Library or the Tokyo Main Library. The Library will verify your identity using a driver's license, insurance card, or student ID card listing your full name, date of birth, and current address. For more information, please refer to "Application procedure and other information."
Furthermore, the registration procedure must be completed before you can enter the Library. Please ensure you leave ample time when visiting.

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What forms of personal ID are valid for user registration?
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A personal document issued by some public institution that specifies your full name, date of birth, and address. This document must be currently valid.
For example, the following (bearing one's name, date of birth, address) are acceptable:
  • Driver's license
  • Health insurance card
  • Passport
  • Certificate of residence
  • Basic Resident Register card
  • Student ID card (for students)
  • Residence card (for non-Japanese citizens)
Aside from these, other documents issued on a legal basis might also serve as valid identification, on condition that these specify your full name, date of birth, and address. Please contact the Library for more information.

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How long does the user registration process take?
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If you wish to register at the Tokyo Main Library:
The registration process is usually completed in 20 minutes or less, but it may take more time when the Library is busy.
If you wish to register at the Kansai-kan Library:
The registration process is usually completed in 10 minutes or less, but it may take more time when the Library is busy.
If you wish to register by mail:
Normally, this takes about one week excluding time for postal delivery.

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I would like to change my registered information.
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Your password and delivery address (in addition to your registered address, you can specify a different address for mailing of copied materials) can be changed using NDL-OPAC. Any other changes can be confirmed (either by mail or in person at the Library) by showing some form of identification (such as a driver's license or insurance card) that lists your new name or address. For more information, please refer to "Update of the Registered Information."

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I would like to cancel my user registration.
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You can complete this procedure either by mail or in person at the Library.
Please prepare the following documents:
If conducting this procedure at the Tokyo Main Library:
User Registration Counter (Annex, Entrance)
If conducting this procedure at the Kansai-kan Library:
Kansai-kan: Entrance Counter
If conducting this procedure by mail:
ILL Section,
Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library
8-1-3 Seikadai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0287 JAPAN
Please clearly write in red text:
"Change of registered user information application form" enclosed

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