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Using library materials in closed stacks

Searching for and requesting materials from the closed-stacks

Picture: PC in the reading room

The Kansai-kan operates under a closed-stack system. Materials available on open shelves are limited.
To read materials stored in closed stacks, please search for and request the materials you require from the NDL Online on a user terminal.
Please be aware that although English-language search functionality is available, requests can only be made in Japanese.

Tracking your requests

Picture: the user terminal

You can verify the status of your request at a user terminal. It generally takes from 10 to 20 minutes to retrieve materials stored in the closed stacks.

Picking up materials

Picture: the Collect Counter
Collect Counter

Please show your user card when you pick up the materials at the Collect counter.
* Materials cannot be taken outside the library.

Inter-Site Request

Some materials held at the Tokyo Main Library and/or the International Library of Children's Literature are available for the inter-site request.
Please inquire at the Information Desk for details.

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