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Photocopy Fee Chart (Kansai-kan of the NDL)

Various copying methods are used depending on the materials to be copied.
Please confirm the type of materials in the corresponding bibliographic information. Please note that the requested copying method or the copying service itself may not be available owing to the condition of materials or other reasons.

Photocopy type Type of materials Color Size Fee
  • Ordinary photocopying.
  • Enlarged and reduced photocopying is not available.
  • Owing to damage, deterioration or for other reasons, some materials may be copied by microfilming.
  • Self-service photoduplication is available at the Kansai-kan only.
(book form)
Black/white A4
27.5 yen
(25 yen excl. tax)
A3 47.3 yen
(43 yen excl. tax)
A2 133.1 yen
(121 yen excl. tax)
Color A4
104.5 yen
(95 yen excl. tax)
A3 127.6 yen
(116 yen excl. tax)
17.6 yen
(16 yen excl. tax)
Printouts of electronic materials
Printouts of microform materials via digital microreader
  • Electronic materials are printed on paper.
Electronic Material,
Microform materials (via digital microreader)
Black/white A4
17.6 yen
(16 yen excl. tax)
Color A4
39.6 yen
(36 yen excl. tax)
Paper copy from microfilms or microfiches
  • Microfilm or microfiche images are enlarged and printed on paper.
  • Color copying is not available.
Micro card
Black/white A4
77.0 yen
(70 yen excl. tax)
A3 110.0 yen
(100 yen excl. tax)
Inter-film printing
  • Printing from microfiches to microfiches or from microfilm to microfilm is available.
  • In the case of microfilm, black and white are reversed (negative image).
  • The products are sent by mail only.
Black/white 231.0 yen per sheet
(210 yen excl. tax)
Black/white 132.0 yen up to 30cm per request
(120 yen excl. tax)
Photographic microfilming
  • Materials will be photographed to prepare microfilms (negative).
  • This method will be used if ordinary photocopying cannot be done owing to damage to or deterioration of materials or for other reasons.
  • If materials are photographed to prepare microfilm, and then copied for enlargement on paper, fees for both processes will be charged.
  • Color film is not available.
  • The products are sent by mail only.
(book form)
Black/white 143.0 yen for every frame
(130 yen excl. tax)


  • To calculate the total fee, after adding up all the fees excluding tax, impose the consumption tax on the net fee above, and then round the sum down to a whole number.
    • (Ex.) Photocopying (black/white) seven A4 sheets and two A3 sheets :
      25 (yen) x 7 + 43 (yen) x 2 = 175 (yen) + 86 (yen) = 261 (yen)
      261 (yen) x 1.1 (consumption tax) = 287.1 (yen incl. tax) -> 287 yen
  • The following fees will be charged for copying delivered by mail or parcel :
    Handling fee [domestic: 275 yen (250 yen excluding tax), overseas: 350 yen] and postage (at cost)
  • We do not charge consumption tax for copy products which are to be shipped overseas.

(Revised October, 2021)

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