Location and Opening Hours
The Library is located inside the United Nations compound in Geneva, in Building B of the Palais des Nations at Door B20.
Monday - Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
The Library is closed on weekends and during UNOG official holidays. It is also closed for the annual inventory during the last week of December and the first two weeks of January.
Getting to the Palais des Nations
Enter the Palais des Nations through the Visitor's entrance at Pregny Gate, on avenue de la Paix, in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross building. Security screening take place at Pregny Gate. View Map
Access from Cornavin railway station:
- Bus lines : 8, F, V, Z (“Appia” stop)
- Tramway 15 (“Nations” stop), then a 5 minutes’ walk to Pregny Gate
Access from Cointrin airport:
- Bus lines: 28 (“Appia” stop) or 5 (“Nations” stop) then a 5 minutes’ walk to Pregny Gate.
Other bus lines with stop at “Nations”: 11 and 22.
Reminder for all external users
You must request a user badge in order to access the Library. You must have valid identification (passport, identity card or driving license). Students and researchers should provide a valid student card or a letter of recommendation from their university or research institute. More about Registration for external users
Visitors cars are not allowed in the United Nations car parks. For further information, contact UNOG Security at the Pregny Gate (Tel: +41 (0)22 917 29 53).