- Open Shelves
Open Shelves Collection is a main collection which can be borrowed by users according to their level or user category. It consists of text books that support the curriculum of IDFR, the research, teaching and information needs at IDFR. This collection is located at the Library First Floor.
- Reference Collections (R)
The Reference Collection is located at the Library First Floor. It covers materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and handbooks. These items cannot be taken out of from the library and can be refer within the library only. Reference items are indicated by alphabet 'R' on the spine call number.
- Newspapers Article
IDFR library has subscribed seven (7) titles of local newspapers and one (1) title of international newspaper. Please find daily newspapers at the Library First Floor. For newspaper clippings of IDFR, please find it at submenu E-Resources -> IDFR News Clippings
- Special Collections
Special collections comprise of IDFR publications (Annual Reports, Diplomatic Voice, Training Programme, Prospectus and etc) and it is located at the Library First Floor.
- Theses Collections
Theses Collections consists of master theses from IDFR-UKM previous master students of the Social Science in Strategy and Diplomacy. This is a closed access collections and it can be borrow for overnight loan by IDFR staff only. For other users, this collections can be refer within the library.
- Red Spot Collections
Red Spot Collection is a collections that recommended by IDFR lecturers in supporting their teaching and learning process which can be borrowed within two hours and referred by users in the library only. However, this collections can be borrowed for overnight loan after 4.30 p.m. and must be returned before 10.00 a.m. on the next day. Red Spot includes books, that ranges from 000 - 999 of Dewey Decimal Classification. Red Spot is indicated by a RED label at the spine of the book. This collection is located at the Library First Floor and under staff control.
- Serial Collections
Serial Collections refer to the periodical publications purchased and subscribed by IDFR Library. This serials collection includes current international journals, local magazines, bulletins and newsletters. This collection is located at the Library Ground Floor and First Floor.
- Multimedia Collections
Multimedia Collections is located at Library Ground Floor and it currently offers access to audiovisual (AV) materials. This includes CD, DVD, video cassette, VHS Tape and books that accompanied by AV materials.
- Languages Collections
Languages Collections refer to the English and Foreign Languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and French. This collection is located at the Library Ground Floor.
- Leisure Reading
Materials in this section comprise of light reading materials covering fiction, bestsellers, hobbies and the like basically english novels. This collection is located at the Library Ground Floor.
- Mission Collections
From year 2011, IDFR library had received several reading materials contribution from Malaysian Mission Overseas. This collections can be borrowed by the users and it is located at the Library Ground Floor.