Book Donations

We welcome book donations! Are you interested in donating books?

The Library is open to book donations. The reference librarians require all donations to meet certain criteria. Here are some guidelines:

  • Is your donation a good addition to the current collection and does it suit the collection development policy of a particular legal subject?
  • Are there additional fees for the Library if we accept your donation? For instance, fees for cleaning, restoration, special storage or cataloguing the material?

If we decide to accept your donation, we will catalogue and include the item(s) in our collection. If you wish, you will be acknowledged by name on our website.

In case you’re interested in donating materials, please send an email to

Latest Donations

March 2018. The Netherlands Red Cross, has generously donated many books to help us expand our International Humanitarian Law collection. The Peace Palace Library would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the staff members of the International Humanitarian Law Section of the Red Cross who made this possible.

Previous book donations

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