The United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.
The United Nations iLibrary holds more than 6,500 publications in all six official languages of the United Nations: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic as well as bi-lingual and tri-lingual publications. These publications have been authored by United Nations departments such as DESA, OHCHR and DPI, and agencies, funds and programs such as UNDP, ECLAC and UNFPA.
It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, databases, journals, data, working papers, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.
Content can be viewed by language, year, and title index
Granular content – users can search and click directly to components such as chapters or articles. Every content level has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and static URL
Integrated search results, PDF and READ version.
A citation tool for all content, integrating with popular bibliographic management systems
Content in context – related content is one click away
Links to previous editions with the option to download any full text item such as chapters from the table of contents
Users can navigate back and forth via hierarchical “breadcrumb trails”
Bibliographic records in MARC21 XML format
COUNTER 4 compliant usage statistics for all content
Users can read and share the READ version of content on all internet connected desktop and mobile devices
Athens/Shibboleth federated authentication for US and UK institutions
All United Nations iLibrary metadata and full text indexed by the four major Discovery Services: EBSCO EDS, Ex Libris Primo, ProQuest Summon, OCLC WorldCat (metadata only)
Perpetual access to subscribed content
Free inclusion of content in course packs without need to request further permission
Access via Proxy server available
Updated interface allows
Agriculture, Rural Development & Forestry
Children and Youth
Democracy and Governance
Drugs, Crime and Terrorism
Economic and Social Development
Environment and Climate Change
Human Rights and Refugees
Human Settlements and Urban Issues
International Law and Justice
International Trade and Finance
Natural Resources, Water and Energy
Peacekeeping and Security
Population and Demography
Women and Gender Issues
HOW TO ACCESS
Unlimited and concurrent access is available 24/7
IP address recognition and/or username/password login
The United Nations iLibrary is developed in partnership with the OECD.