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Frequently asked questions : Using services without visiting the Library

Frequently asked questions

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What is the service available online?
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You can search the NDL collections with the NDL-OPAC, etc.
In addition you can read a part of NDL collections in the NDL Digital Collections, Digital Library from the Meiji Era, Full-text Database System for the Minutes of the Diet (in Japanese) and etc.
Once you register, you can make requests for copying services via the Internet (copies are sent by postal mail). For more information, please refer to List of Online Services.

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Is there some way to read the collection without visiting the Library?
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Details of some materials can be read via the Internet. For more information, please refer to List of Online Services.
You can order and then read some Japanese and Western books in your local library. However, you must ensure that the library has subscribed to the interlibrary loan system. For more information, please refer to International Loan Service.

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Is there some way to consult regarding materials (reference) without visiting the Library?
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Consultation with respect to materials is available via public libraries and university libraries etc. across the country. Please first inquire at a library near you.

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