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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 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 is closed on weekends, UN Geneva official holidays and for the end-of-year break. 

Official Holidays for 2023 at the United Nations Office at Geneva:

Monday 2 January New Year’s Day (Observed) Thursday 29 June Eid al-Adha
Friday 7 April Good Friday Tuesday 1 August Swiss National Day 
Monday 10 April Easter Monday Thursday 7 September Jeûne genevois
Monday 24 April Eid Al-Fitr (Observed) Monday 25 December Christmas Day
Monday 29 May Whit Monday  


Download UN Geneva 2023 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

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

Visitors must enter through the Peace Gate. Please read our information about the temporary Pregny Gate closure and access to the Palais des Nations. 

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