Photocopying of the Materials in the Library

Copies can be made of materials held by the library with the exception of restricted materials, such as books with a Japanese binding, and as long as copying does not infringe on copyrights.

Self Service Photocopiers

These are located beside the main counter and in each floor of Building No.2. There are both coin and prepaid card-type machines. Copy cards can be purchased from a vending machine located next to the photocopiers in main counter or at the Tohoku University cooperative store. (Cards cost ¥1,000)

Black and white ¥10 per sheet ( both coin and prepaid types )
Color ¥50 per sheet ( coin type )

When using, please fill in the "Application Form of Copy Services" located beside the photocopiers.

  • Due to issues of conservation, the copying of books with a Japanese binding is prohibited. If these materials have been copied to microfilm, then you can make a print from microfilm.
  • There are also some materials other than books with a Japanese binding that cannot be copied due to deterioration.

Microfilm Printing

You can make use of a dedicated photocopier and reader printer if you wish to copy materials on microfilm. Please enquire at the main counter if you wish to use these facilities. Hours of use are weekdays 8:30 - 16:30.

  • Black and White reader printer: ¥20 per sheet

Printing from a PC

You can print from a PC in the PC area, 1st floor of the Main Library Building 1.

Black and white ¥10 per sheet
Color ¥40 per sheet

Contact : InterLibrary Loan Section ( Sogoriyo )

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Update : 14 March, 2017