14.Digitized Contents Transmission

14-1 Service Summary

What is the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals

This service allows patrons to use their own devices to browse and print out via the Internet digitized materials from the NDL that are still protected by copyright but have become difficult to obtain due to being out-of-print or other reasons. For more information, please refer to the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals page.

Who can use the service

This service is available to all official registered users of the NDL who reside in Japan and have agreed to the Terms of Service for the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals.

An official registered user is one who has completed the application process by submitting documentation necessary to verifying their identity. This service is not available to simple registered users who have not completed the application process, which can be done via the Internet, by postal mail, or in person at the NDL.

Available materials

Materials from the NDL Digital Collections that are classified "Available only at the NDL and its partner libraries or to official registered users in Japan" are available for browsing via this service. For more information, please refer to the section on Contents for transmission in the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries.

System requirements

Please refer to the section on "About the National Diet Library Digital Collection 2.Recommendations for Optimal Performance".

14-2 How to use

New user registration (first time users of the National Diet Library)

First-time users of the NDL can apply for user registration via the NDL Search. Once your identity is verified and your registration completed, can use the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals. For details, please refer to 12. Login and User Registration.

It takes as long as five business days for the NDL to verify your application.

Simple registered users

Simple registered users can upgrade their registration type to official registered user by completing the registration process. Once your identity is verified, you can use the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals. For details, please refer to 11-4. Upgrade to official user registration.

It takes as long as five business days for the NDL to verify your application.

Official registered user

Official registered users are able to access the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals after accepting the terms of service described in section 14-3. Terms of Service.

14-3 Terms of Service

The terms of service for the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals will be displayed automatically the first time you login to the NDL Search after completing the process to become an official registered user. Please read the terms to the end and select Agree.

※The terms of service are not displayed when you login to the NDL Search from a user terminal on the premises at the NDL.

If you select Do Not Agree, the terms of service will no longer be displayed when you login to the NDL Search, but you can display and agree to the terms of service at any time in the future from your User Information page.

If you select Suspend, the terms of use will once again be displayed automatically when you login the NDL Search.

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14-4 Searching and browsing materials in the National Diet Library Digital Collection

Please login to the NDL Digital Collections to search and browse digital contents for individuals.If you have already logged in to NDL Search, you do not need to log in again.

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You can browse the digital images of materials in the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals.

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14-5 If you have trouble accessing the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals

Please double check the following points if you are unable to browse the materials you seek.

If you have trouble accessing the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals
Check pointHow to respond
Are you an official registered user?In order to use Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals, you need to register as an official registered user. Please go to the top page of the NDL Search and either apply for new registration or upgrade your current status to official registered user.
Would you like to upgrade from simple registered user to official registered user?The easiest way to upgrade from simple registered user to official registered user, is to access your User Information page on the NDL Search and complete the registration process by uploading image files of your identification documents. If you prefer, you can complete this process either by postal mail or in person at the NDL.
Have you been notified that you have completed the user registration process?It normally takes up to five business days for the NDL to verify your application after you upload image files via the NDL Search. In the meantime, you can login to the NDL Search and check the current status of your application from your User Information page.
Do you live in Japan?The Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals is available only to official registered users who reside in Japan. Please log in to the NDL Search to verify your country/region of residence on your User Information page. You can revise your registered information, including your address and country/region of residence, on your User Information page of the NDL Search. Please be sure to update your registered information if you have changed residences.
Have you agreed to the Terms of Service?You must agree to the terms of service to access the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals and browse the materials. Please login to the NDL Search and access your User Information page to agree to the terms of service.
Have you logged in to the NDL Digital Collections or NDL Search?You must first login to the NDL Digital Collections or NDL Search before you can browse the materials from the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals.
Are you logging in with a user ID other than that of an official registered user?This service is available for only to official registered users, who have user IDs that start with the letter E. Please login using the correct ID.
Has your user status been restricted?You cannot use the Service for the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals if your user status has been restricted. Please contact the NDL using the inquiry form on our website or by phone.