New: access to the online resource UN-iLibrary

17 Dec 2021

The University Library is now offering read-only access to the United Nations iLibrary to everyone in the university community. This iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.


The UN-iLibrary is an online collection providing easy access to thousands of books, reports, and journals created by the United Nations available for searching, sharing and embedding in one place. It includes books, working papers, journals, and datasets from the 50+ UN departments and agencies, covering a wide range of the UN’s priority issues such as international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, statistics and more.

Content is organised by series title, publication year and alphabetically and is accessible in different formats – PDF, ePub, accessible ePub and READER –whether for reading on a mobile device, sharing with peers via social networks or integrating content in a report.

The interface is available in the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) and more.

A user account enables you to use personalisation features offered on the site, such as tagging content items as your favourites for sharing or reference, saving searches for re-use, and activating these saved searches to receive email alerts of new content.



The library has read-only access to UN-iLibrary; click the READER icon next to a publication to read the full text online. Searching, reading, sharing and embedding all United Nations books and journals is possible via this READ Online feature. However, because we do not have a subscription, content cannot be downloaded.

Direct link: UN-iLibrary
UN-iLibrary is, among other databases, also available via our list of Databases in the Online Library.



In case you need help finding information or you have a question regarding UN-iLibrary, please contact Ask Your Librarian.

Author: Angélique Bessems, Specialist Scientific Information & Skills Support


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.


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Last updated: 20/12/21