Recommended Reading Requests

About the Recommended Reading Requests

Any materials specified by faculty as texts in the syllabus are purchased by the library beforehand and stored on the stacks in the class textbooks corner of each library. To supplement these textbooks, the library also has a System of ‘Recommended Reading Requests’. Under this system, faculty may recommend materials that, while not directly related to class, will be beneficial for students’ studies and for broadening their general education. The library will assess these recommendations for selection and purchase as study books, and, if approved, store for students’ use in the library of the campuses in which they were requested.

*Due to the balance between constructing a collection of books and the budget, the upper limit of applications per person must be 100,000 yen. Note that we may not be able to accept all offers for the same reasons.
*If you wish to have books placed on library stacks during this academic year (AY2019), please lodge a request by Thursday, 17th October 2019.
*Requests will continue to be accepted after Friday, 18th October 2019.

1.Selection of Recommended Reading Requests

Please advise the library of your recommended books, which are defined as follows: Must-read literature related to classes (Mainly literature corresponding to materials designated as textbooks in syllabuses.) Materials that are not directly related to classes, but are useful for improving students’ learning and wide range of education.
Please inform us of books recommended by teaching staff (for example, basic textbooks that teaching staff wants students to read while learning about related academic fields).

*As mentioned above, the Library confirms and purchases materials designated as textbooks in syllabuses.


Materials that the library has decided to purchase will be stored on the general stacks and made available for borrowing.

*For required readings related to class, if you wish to have another copy placed in the class textbooks corner [in-library use only], please stored a circle in the “Class Textbooks Corner” column in the request form. The materials will be stored in the library of the campus where the class is held.

3.How to Make a Request

Fill in the required information in the form and submit it to the library.

■About the Form

Forms are available at each library counters.
You can also download the form from here: →Form[Excel版]

■ When Completing the Form

This system is limited to books only in principle. Please fill in the book title, author, and publisher accurately and, as far as possible, also provide the ISBN.
Media materials will be limited to those that have copyright approval for use in libraries.
Magazines, online journals, and online databases are not included in this system.
The system is limited to books that have been published at the time of the request.
The library may not be able to purchase books that are difficult to obtain (out-of-print, etc.), antiquarian books, etc.

■ Where to Submit

By e-mail to the following as an attached file.
  • For requests to the Ikebukuro Library:
  • For requests to the Niiza Library:
At the library counter on each campus
By intra-university post
  • Ikebukuro Library: Technical Services Office
  • Niiza Library: Niiza Library Services Office
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