Borrow DVDs… and a player!

The Library has a rich collection of over 3500 DVDs related to international relations and development, and while DVD is not quite dead yet, we know not everyone has a drive on their laptop anymore.

To discover or rewatch documentaries and fiction films not available on streaming platforms, you can now borrow one of our new portable DVD players, which you can connect to your computer via USB.

They are available from the Loan service, and can be borrowed and kept like DVDs (short loan: 7 days, 5 automatic renewals).

Enjoy the show!


Last year’s most borrowed fillms can be found here: https://libguides.graduateinstitute.ch/films/box_office

Book Scanning & the COVID-19 Outbreak

A new addition has been made to our current services to offset the COVID-19 crisis effects on your studies and research. We are starting a scan-on-demand service for the Graduate Institute Library’s printed holdings (on a trial basis and within the limits of our resources).

Please note that copyright law forbids us from scanning and sharing whole books. Our staff can only scan relevant chapters or articles you may need up to a limit of 3 chapters (100 pages). 

How to request a scan

For book chapters, please send an e-mail to library@graduateinstitute.ch indicating the title of the book, its call numbers as found on RERO Explore, and the chapters or pages you would need scanned.

For journal articles, please send an e-mail to library@graduateinstitute.ch specifying the title of the journal, its call number (usually “P ./…”) the volume and issue, and the title of the article.

You should receive the requested chapters or articles within 2 working days.


Illustration (cropped and edited): Elizabeth Clark / Interval (CC By 2.0)