Retrieval Service

Back issues of journals and periodicals published before January 2019 are stored in the basement of the MLIC. The basement is a closed stacks area with retrieval service available through the Circulation Desk.

Storage Retrieval Service is available for the following:

  1. Journals (before January 2019)
  2. Newspapers
    • Back issues of all newspapers are retained for 3 months.
    • Bound editions of the following newspapers:
      Note: 2009 to current issues are available on the 2nd floor.

      1. Asahi Shimbun (from 1952 to 1998)
        Note: Asahi Shimbun Online database (KIKUZO-DNA for Libraries) has issues available from 1984.
      2. Nihon Keizai Shimbun (from 1977 to 2008)

Procedures for Storage Retrieval Service

  • Fill out the Storage Retrieval Service Request Form available at the Circulation Counter and hand it to the library attendant.
  • Once retrieved, the materials will 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 academic terms)

Day Request received Delivery time to Circulation Counter
Weekdays 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
Saturdays and
National Holidays
before 18:00 19:00 on the same day
after 19:00 19:00 on the following day
Sundays before 18:00 19:00 on the same day
after 18:00 10:00 a.m. on the following day

*For more information on delivery times during academic holidays, please check the schedule at the Circulation Counter.