The main acquisition criteria are the content and the level of the books, and their relevance for the research and teaching fields of the Institute.
In general, the library will not accept the following materials:
As far as possible, the donor must arrange for material to be delivered to the Graduate Institute Library.
Documents no longer useful to the library can be discarded. The main deselection criteria are:
Documents dealing with core subjects of the collection, such as international law, international politics or development, are not deselected.