9. Login/Online User Registration


1 Login 2 Becoming a Simple Registered User3 Becoming an Official Registered User4 Changing your registration type5 Resetting your password


The following functions are available after logging in to the NDL Online.

  • Request
  • Modify current requests or review your request status and request history
  • Review or modify user information
  • Store bibliographic records in My List

You need not log in to the NDL Online to search for library materials.

* Logins that are inactive for more than one hour are automatically logged out.


Login screen

9-1 Login (1-a)

Click the Login button in the upper right corner of the screen to display the login dialog.

Enter your User ID and Password, then click the Login button to connect to the NDL Online.

・Login button(PC)

Login button PC

・Login button(SP)

Login button SP



9-2 Becoming a Simple Registered User (1-b)

Anyone eighteen years of age or older is eligible to become a registered user. A valid email address is required to register.

You can obtain only one user ID. We cannot issue multiple user IDs to one patron. If you have already registered with our library, you may not register again via NDL Online. Please note that User IDs should only be used by the patron to whom it was issued.

Also, please do not use your institution's name when applying to be a Simple Registered User (individuals). Please visit the User Registration for Institutions webpage to apply using your institution's name.


The following online services are available to simple registered users.

  • Remote photoduplication
  • Article research service
  • Reservations for browsing (request only*)
  • Interfacility requests for browsing (request only*)

* Patrons must obtain a Registration Card to use materials at the NDL. A driver's license or other proof of identity is required.


Patrons who have completed an online user registration but also wish to enter the library and use NDL services must apply separately for a Registration Card.

For more information on a registration card or user registration system, please refer to the User Registration on our website.

* Simple registration is available to individual users only. This registration is not available for institutions and corporations.


Application procedure

(1) Enter your email address

Click the Become a Registered User button in the lower left corner of the dialog to display the following screen.

Enter your email address, read the terms and conditions, select the "I accept the above terms and conditions" check box, and then click the Agree and Send button.


simple user registration (enter Email address)

(2)Receive email

An email confirming receipt of your application is sent to the email address you provided from the ndl.go.jp domain.

The email includes a URL that can be accessed to complete your user registration. Please access the URL within 24 hours.


(3)Select the registration type

Click the URL in the email to display the following page.

Select "Simple user registration" and click the Go to Enter User Information button.

select the user registration (simple user registration)

(4)Fill in and submit the application form

Complete the registration form with the necessary information and specify a password.

(A name, date of birth, title, country of residence, address, telephone number, and password are all necessary to complete the form.)

Click the Go to Confirm button to display a completed application form. Click the Confirm button if all the information is correct.


* Inputting telephone numbers

Please provide a number to a mobile or landline where you can be reached during the day. We will try to contact you if we need to confirm the content of your registration or other request. If you have a hearing disability or otherwise find it difficult to use the phone, please enter an alternate number, such as a fax number, or leave the phone number blank and select the check box before clicking the Go to Confirm button.


simple user registration (enter user information)

(5)Confirm the application

Confirm the content of your application and click the Confirm button.


(6)Application accepted and confirm the user ID

The message "Your application for simple user registration has been accepted" will be displayed once your application is accepted. Your Online User ID will be displayed and will also be sent to you via email shortly thereafter.


9-3 Becoming an Official Registered User (1-b)


Who can register

Anyone eighteen years of age or older is eligible to become a registered user. A valid email address is required to register.

You can obtain only one user ID. We cannot issue multiple user IDs to one patron. If you already have a user ID, please do not attempt to register again via NDL Online. Please note that User IDs should only be used by the patron to whom it was issued.

Also, please do not use your institution's name when applying to be a Simple Registered User (individuals). Please visit the User Registration for Institutions webpage to apply using your institution's name.


The following online services are available to official registered users.

  • Remote photoduplication
  • Article research service
  • Reservations for browsing
  • Interfacility requests for browsing
  • Browsing the stack's materials
  • Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals

In order to enter the NDL and use library services onsite at the library, patrons must obtain a Registration Card when they first visit the NDL.

For more information on user registration and the issuing of registration cards, please visit the User Registration page on the NDL website.

This registration is for individuals only and is not available to institutions or corporations.


Application procedure

(1)Enter your email address

Click the Become a Registered User button in the lower left corner of the dialog to display the following page.

Enter your email address, verify the terms and conditions, select the "I accept the above terms and conditions" check box, and then click the Agree and Send button.

official user registration (enter Email address)

(2)Receive email

An email from the ndl.go.jp domain will be sent to the email address you provided to confirm receipt of your application.

The email includes a URL that can be accessed to complete your user registration. Please access the URL within 24 hours.


(3)Select the registration type

Click the URL in the email to display the following page.

Select the "Official user registration" and click the Go to Enter User Information button.

select the registration type(official user registration)

(4)Fill in and submit the application form

Complete the registration form with the necessary information and specify a password.

(A name, date of birth, title, country of residence, address, telephone number,* and password are all necessary to complete the form.)


* Inputting telephone numbers

Please provide a number to a mobile or landline where you can be reached during the day. We will try to contact you if we need to confirm the content of your registration or other request.

If you have a hearing disability or otherwise find it difficult to use the phone, please enter an alternate number, such as a fax number, or leave the phone number blank and select the check box before clicking the Go to Confirm button.


official user registration (enter user information)

(5)Upload an Identification Document

To verify your identity, upload an image file of an identification document (e.g., driver's license, health insurance card, passport, student ID card, or other proof of identity) that shows your name, date of birth, and address. Click the "Click the box and choose the file you would like to upload" button to display a dialog box that will enable you to select an image file of an identification document saved to your device.


※If your latest address is shown only on the back of your ID, please upload an image of both sides. Please be sure to upload both sides of a driver's license.

※Please refer to the Identification Documents page on the NDL website for further information of what kinds of documents are suitable for verifying your identity.

※Acceptable image file formats are jpeg or png. You may upload up to two files.

upload an ID card

(6)Select a password

Input a suitable password and click the Go to Confirm button.

input a suitable password

Please confirm the content of your application and click the Confirm button.

click the confirm button

(7)Application accepted and confirm the user ID

The message "Your application for official user registration has been received and you have been granted simple user registration status" will be displayed once your application is accepted. Your Online User ID will be displayed and will also be sent to you via email shortly thereafter.


※Final confirmation of your completed application could take up to five business days.

※While waiting for final confirmation, you will be able to login to NDL websites as a simple registered user and may use our remote photoduplication, article research, interfacility requests for browsing (request only), and reservations for browsing (request only) services via the NDL Online.


(8)Completion of the registration process

Once your identity has been verified, your registration type will automatically change from simple registered user to official registered user. We will send an email to your registered email address to notify you upon completion of this process.

You will also be sent a notification email if your application is declined because of an omission in required information or a discrepancy between your identification documents and the information you have entered. In this case, please login to the NDL Online and click Check Notices from the National Diet Library at the top page or click Notices from the National Diet Library on you My Account page. Click the Apply for official user registration button on your My Account page to reapply.


Check Notices from the National Diet Library

Check Notices from the National Diet Library

Check Notices from the National Diet Library on your My Account page

Check Notices from the National Diet Library on your My Account page

Confirm the content of your application

Confirm the content of your application

9-4 Change Registration Type

You can apply to upgrade to official registered user or deregister your user information on your My Account page. Please refer to the 8. User information.


9-5 Resetting your password (1-c)

How to reset your password

You will need your user ID and the email address to reset your password.


・Enter user ID and email address

Click the Forgot Your Password? button in the lower right corner of the Login dialog to display the following screen.

Enter your User ID and email address, then click the Agree and Send button.


Reset Password (enter Email address)

・Receive email

An email to confirm your request will be sent to your registered address.

The email includes a URL that can be accessed to reset your password. Please access the URL within 10 minutes.


・Reset password

Click the URL to display the following screen screen.

Enter a new password and click the Reset Password button.

The message "You have successfully changed your password" is displayed when the change is complete.


Reset Password (enter Password)