Retrieval Service

The back issues of journals and periodicals published before January 2015 are stored in the basement of MLIC. The basement is a closed stacks area, and retrieval service for materials in the closed stacks are available.

Storage Retrieval Service is available for the following:

    1. Journals: (before January 2015).
    2. Newspapers:
    3. Back issues of all newspapers are retained for 3 months. Bound editions of the following newspapers are available:
      1. Asahi Shimbun (from 1952 to 1998).
        Note: Asahi Shimbun Online database (KIKUZO-DNA for Libraries) is available since 1984.
      2. Nihon Keizai Shimbun (from 1977 to 2008).
      Note: 2009 to current issues are available on the 2nd floor.

Procedure and Rules of Storage Retrieval Service

  • Fill out the Storage Retrieval Service Request Form available at the Circulation Counter.
  • The retrieved materials may be kept at the Circulation Counter for 3 days.
  • The Library Staff may limit the number of items to be retrieved at one time.
  • You may extend the 3-day holding period by filling out a new request form.

Delivery Time (During term)

Day Request received Delivery time to Circulation Counter
Weekday 9:00 – 11:00 13:30 – 14:00
11:00 – 15:00 15:30 – 16:00
after 15:00 (Mon. to Thu.) 10:00 a.m. on the following day
(Fri.) 19:00 on the following day
National Holiday
before 18:00 19:00 on the same day
after 19:00 19:00 on the following Sunday
Sunday before 18:00 19:00 on the same day
after 18:00 10:00 a.m. on the following Monday

* As to delivery time during holiday, please check the schedule at the circulation counter.