About United Nations iLibrary

The United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.

United Nations iLibrary offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content.

Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary. Approximately 70% of which are in English and cover the following topics:

  • Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry
  • Children and Youth
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Disarmament
  • 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
  • Migration
  • Natural Resources, Water and Energy
  • Peacekeeping and Security
  • Population and Demography
  • Public Health
  • Transportation and Public Safety
  • United Nations
  • Women and Gender Issues

These publications are now available online in the single research repository. Content is organised by series title, publication year and alphabetically; and search and discovery of complete publications or even their components – chapters and articles – is a click away. The content is accessible in different formats – PDF and READ – to meet users’ needs, whether for reading on a mobile device, sharing with peers via social networks or integrating content in a report. See a overview of content by title and agency (as of June 2017 – PDF) currently available online.