Request a book purchase for the Library

When you can’t find the book you need for your study, the library accepts your requests to purchase. We decide to purchase the book according to the scope of our collection policy. After checking the books are not available at Rikkyo University Library, please complete the application form and visit the library counter. Our answer will be displayed on the information board excluding personal data.

Only students of Rikkyo University can apply. An application with anonymity can not be adopted

Requests are acceptable in the cases below.

・Books・・・over than 1,000yen(incl. tax) and not too expensive (see below for the upper limit)
・DVDs ・・・authorized for library use (incl. lending) Journals and newspapers are not acceptable.

The Library will purchase the requested book for the applicant’s campus library.

Upper limit (year-to-date total) for the applications are:

・Under 100,000yen for undergraduate students
・Under 150,000yen for graduate students

Period for acceptance ends at the 31st of January. When the year’s budget runs over, we will announce the end of acceptance at this website.

We will try to answer for your request within a week. For a book not published in Japan might take some more weeks.


The following books may not be adopted.

◆Books cheaper than 1,000yen
◆Books for practical purposes (eg.: test-preparation, qualification acquisition, hobby)
◆Online journals and databases


Other options

Alternatively, you may prefer to submit an Inter-Library Loan request to borrow a print copy of the book which is held in another library - this may be quicker than asking us to buy a new print copy to add to our own collections.

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