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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. 

 Las vacaciones oficiales para 2022 en la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Ginebra son las siguientes:

Lunes 3 de enero: Año Nuevo

Lunes 11 de julio: Eid al-Adha

Viernes 15 de abril: Viernes Santo

Lunes 1º de agosto: Día Nacional Suizo (observado)**

Lunes 18 de abril: Lunes de Pascua

Jueves 8 de septiembre: Jeûne genevois

Lunes 2 de mayo: Eid Al-Fitr (observado)*

Lunes 26 de diciembre: Navidad

Lunes 6 de junio: Pentecostés


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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