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Services for Researchers and Librarians


Please note that the Library is not open to the general public.

The Library provides basic research assistance to researchers on matters related to the UN and its documentation. While we aim to answer questions about the UN from external researchers, this is not our primary mandate and our capacity to do extensive research is limited.

A lot of information on specific subjects of interest to the United Nations is available online. Follow the links below for further guidance.

Library Resources:

  • Ask DAG: Database of frequently asked questions.
  • United Nations Digital Library: The Digital Library provides access to UN documents, voting data, speeches, maps, and open access publications.
  • UNBISnet: The online catalogue of UN documents and publications (legacy system). (System is currently not working, please contact us for further assistance.)
  • UNBIS Thesaurus: Database of subject terms used in describing UN documents.
  • UNBIS Manual: Reference manual for bibliographic description for UN and non-UN materials.
  • Index to Proceedings: Subject index to documents and speeches.
  • UN Member States on the Record: Access to official documents reflecting the views of UN Member States.
  • Depository Libraries: Libraries around the world that provide access to UN materials for researchers and the general public.

Other UN resources: