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WINE User's Guide

Request Library Materials
  • Through 'My Library', you can place a hold request or a pickup request on library materials.

ILL / Holding (Request)

・You may request materials of Waseda campus to pick up at Nishiwaseda or Tokorozawa campus.
・You may request materials of Toyama campus to pick up at Nishiwaseda or Tokorozawa campus.
・You may request materials of Nishiwaseda campus to pick up at Waseda, Toyama, or Tokorozawa campus.
・You may request materials of Tokorozawa campus to pick up at Waseda, Toyama, or Nishiwaseda campus.
*You cannot request these of Toyama campus to pick up at Waseda campus. And you cannot request these of Waseda campus to pick up at Toyama campus. 
・If another user borrow the material at the owning library before library staff pick up it for responding to your request, priority will be given to borrowing by another user.

・You may place hold requests on materials that are not currently available such as "On Loan". If the materials is listed as "Item in place /Loanable" at your nearby campus, you can not place hold requests. You are expected to retrieve it yourself.


  • Request limits vary depending on your status at Waseda.
    Undergraduate Students 15 books Graduate Students, Library Card (Blue) 30 books Faculty & Staff, Library Card (Green) 60 books
    ※The numbers above are the total number of materials can be requested from the Central Library, the Campus Libraries (Takata, Toyama, Science & Engineering, Tokorozawa), the Students’ Reading Rooms (Political Science & Economics, Law, Education, Commerce & SILS, Social Sciences, Japanese Language, Science & Engineering), the Theater Museum Library and the Waseda International House of Literature (WIHL).
  • You cannot place requests on items you are currently borrowing. To renew due dates, see How to Renew Items.
  • Requests for books with accompanying materials such as DVDs…Accompanying materials such as DVDs may be located in a different location than where the book is located. If you want to use both the book and the accompanying material, please note that you need to request each of them.

Who can request?

  • Any library user who is eligible for borrowing the items in question.
  • Any library user who can sign in to WINE. Library card (Green/ Blue) holders need to first register password via My Library.

How to request?

  1. Sign in to WINE and click 'Request' button in the Full Display page.
    'Request' button will not appear when no item is available for request. Depending on the material, you can either a) place a title-level request, or  b) place a request on a specific item.

    a) Title-level request     *'Request' button appears at the top of the 'Get It' section.

     b) Specific item request    *'ILL / Holding' button appears when you open the item details.
  1. Click 'Request' or 'ILL / Holding' button and select the pickup location. Request will be placed when you click 'SEND REQUEST'.

Pickup Location: Available pickup locations will be listed. If there are more than one options, select the pickup location you prefer. However, you cannot pick up items at the libraries you are not eligible for borrowing. If undergraduate students or affiliated school students select Takata Library as a pickup location, the request will be canceled.

  1. From the 'ILL / HOLDING' tab on 'My Library', please make sure that the request details are correct.

Pickup Locations

  • Libraries that can be designated as pickup locations vary depending on the items.
    Items of Libraries that can be designated as pickup locations
    Central Library, S.Takata Memorial Research Library, and Students Reading Rooms at Waseda Campus

    Sci. & Eng. Library and Tokorozawa Library
    Owning libraries (*1)

    Toyama Library Sci. & Eng. Library and Tokorozawa Library 
    Toyama library (*1)
    Sci. & Eng. Library, Sci. & Eng. Students Reading Room Central Library, S.Takata Memorial Research Library (*2) , Toyama Library and Tokorozawa Library 
    Owning libraries (*1) 
    Tokorozawa Library

    Central Library, S.Takata Memorial Research Library (*2) , Toyama Library and Sci. & Eng. Library
    Tokorozawa Library (*1)

*1) Only items that are not currently available including other libraries' holdings, such as items On Loan.
*2) Only for Faculty and Graduate Students 

How to check your request status?

  • Notification e-mail: An e-mail will be sent to your Waseda mail (for library card users and professors emeriti, preferred email address registered in the library system) once your requested item is ready for pickup. The email will be sent from ''. Please check your email settings so that you can receive emails from the library.
  • My Library: You can check the status of your request via the 'ILL / HOLDING' tab on 'My Library'.

  • WINE:  In the Full Display page, you can also view the number of requests in queue or the 'On Hold Shelf Until' date.

How to borrow requested items?

  • At the pickup location, tell the circulation desk staff that your requested item is ready for pickup and complete the normal borrowing procedures.
  • Items are held on the hold shelf for one week. (There are some exceptions.) Requests will be canceled after one week.

How to cancel requests?

  • When you no longer need the item you have requested, please cancel requests from the 'ILL / HOLDING' tab on My Library. *After your cancellation, WINE system might send you two cancellation letters.
  • A request may be canceled if the requested item has not been returned for more than six months after the request was placed.