Borrow resources through Inter-Library Loan
The Japan Foundation, Sydney supplies its collection to loan requests from other libraries in Australia and New Zealand. We only supply requests forwarded by the Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD) scheme.
How does it work?
Prepare the details of the resources (title, author, edition info., publisher, ISBN etc.) you want to borrow, and consult with an inter-library loan officer at your local public or university library. The officer will attempt to find a supplying library usually from the nearest location, however, you can nominate the Japan Foundation, Sydney as a single supplying library for all the titles you require.

For New Zealand residents, your library will assist you in an attempt to find a supplying library from the New Zealand library network prior to forwarding the loan request to Libraries Australia Document Delivery only when no New Zealand library can fulfill the request.

Once the Japan Foundation, Sydney receives your loan request through the inter-library loan network, we will post the loan items to the requesting library. The Japan Foundation, Sydney charges a supplying fee to the requesting library. Minimal supplying fee prescribed by the network is $15.00+GST, and the fee may increase depending on the postage cost. A quote for a supplying fee may be provided prior to the actual loan process.

It is up to the requesting library’s policy whether the fee is passed on to the requesting patron (eg. Typically, university teaching staff members are entitled to free use of inter-library loan at the university library).

Any loan processes will be performed by the requesting library, these may include loan renewal and returning services. You will need to return the borrowed item(s) to the requesting library, NOT directly to us. The requesting library will then return the item(s) on your behalf.
Borrowing terms :
There is no limit on the number of items borrowed. Loan period is for 5 weeks.
Some items are classified as “Short-term Loan Items”.Short-term Loan Items are not available for loan through the inter-library loan service.
Quantity : No limit
Term : 5 weeks
Loan Renewal : Loans can be renewed twice. Each renewal is for a period of 5 Weeks from the dayyou request the renewal *unreserved items only
Any enquiries please call Ph: (02) 8239 0011 or email.