Home delivery service for library books and materials (only under COVID-19 circumstances)

We’re offering a home delivery service for library books and materials only under the COVID-19 circumstances.
*The library covers the shipping costs.

GRIPS library materials available for home delivery service

  • Book (borrowing)
  • Copy of a part of text in a book
  • Copy of each article in a journal
  • *You can obtain a copy within the limit of Copyright Law.

How to request materials for delivery

  1. Make a request by email with the following information.
    *3 items per request
  2. When the materials are ready, we send them by mail.
  3. Send us an email to confirm your receipt of the materials.

Necessary information to apply

TO: lib[at]grips.ac.jp
SUBJECT: Requesting home delivery service

(1)Your Name
(2)Your Student ID No.
(3)Your home address (your mailing address)
(4)Your phone number
Please search our OPAC for the following information:
(5)Book/Journal/Article Title and other details (for journal articles, please include the page numbers):
(6)Call Number
(7)Material ID
*If you want to borrow more than one material, please repeat (5)-(7).

Application deadline, Shipping schedule

Application deadline Shipping schedule
Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM The day after the date of the acceptance of application
Friday – Sunday, 5:00 PM Next Monday

*3 items per request


  • We plan to send the materials every Monday to Friday.
  • You can borrow up to 30 books in total.
  • The basic loan period of home delivery service is 1 month from the date the item is sent. Books that are not overdue and not reserved can be renewed using MyLibrary. You can renew books more than 2 times only under this COVID-19 circumstances.
  • When returning books, put them into the book drop outside the library, or put them on the book return cart in front of the counter.
  • You can also return by mail. When you return by mail, please use the recorded delivery (Yu-pack, letter pack or express package and so on). Please be sure that you cover the postage.
  • We cannot guarantee fixed delivery times. There may be delays in processing requests, depending on our working schedule.
  • This service is available to GRIPS students, faculty and staff.