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UN Geneva is an active knowledge hub for the international community and researchers on multilateralism and international cooperation.

The Organization offers opportunities to exchange knowledge, encourages cooperation, innovation and inspires new ideas through the Library and Archives collections, events, cultural activities, and the Museum.

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General Information

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Monday – Friday
8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. 

Find more information on all our virtual and on-site services on this page. To reserve a seat in one of the reading rooms for conducting research, please make an appointment by contacting our virtual service desk at

The Library & Archives are closed on weekends, UN Geneva official holidays and in the last week of December.

Official Holidays for 2021 at the United Nations Office at Geneva:

Friday 1 January New Year’s Day Tuesday 20 July Eid al-Adha
Friday 2 April Good Friday Monday 2 August Swiss National Day (Observed)**
Monday 5 April Easter Monday Thursday 9 September Jeûne genevois
Thursday 13 May Eid Al-Fitr (Observed)* Friday 24 December Christmas Day
Monday 24 May Whit Monday  

Download UN Geneva 2021 holiday schedule

Guided Tours


Guided tours of the Library, Archives and the Museum can be organized upon request, including for external visitors and
groups. Visitors can request separate visits of the three services, or any combination of the visits.

Visits can be organized in several languages.


Find the Library & Archives

Library Access Map

The Library & Archives are located inside the United Nations in Geneva, in Building B of the Palais des Nations. 

Visitors must enter through the Pregny Gate.

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