Purchase Request

You can recommend a purchase if there are materials you’d like to see added to the library’s collections. Depending on the library budget and whether the item is sold out or not, it may be difficult to purchase the requested item. Please refer to the bottom of the page for more information on materials restricted by the library regulations.

Guidelines for 2024 Book Purchase Request

○ Instructions Before Request:

– Emphasize requests for books that support institutional goals such as research and education.

– Monthly allowable book requests per individual: 5 books

– For domestic general interest books, check if they are available on the e-book subscription service Crema Club’ and only request essential materials.

– DVDs are not eligible for material acquisition requests.

– Due to budget constraints or the high cost of research and educational books, they consider ‘Inter Library Borrowing (ILB)’.

Request Procedure

  • 01 Purchase Request
  • 02 Selection
    Deciding whether to purchase
  • 03 Order
  • 04 Acquisition
    2-3 weeks for domestic books, 3-4 weeks for overseas books
  • 05 Arrange on Shelf
    Notified by email or SMS


  • It takes about 2-3 weeks for domestic books and 3-4 weeks for overseas books until the items are available.
  • The acquisition period may vary depending on the distribution and delivery situation of the items.
  • Once the books are available, applicant will be notified by email or SMS and the items are arranged on the 1F 『Smart Library』 for 3 days.

Books Not Available for a Purchase

  • High priced items or complete works
  • Items for an examination or a certificate
  • Items with a strong recreational character
  • Items on personal interests and trend information
  • Items on subject with low usage
  • Items considered inappropriate as university library collection

※ Attachment: Details about the Selection of Library materials by type

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