What is a United Nations depository library?
Last Updated: May 09, 2018
A United Nations depository library is a library that collects UN documents and publications through a special arrangement with the Dag Hammarskjöld Library.
From the UN Depository Library System page:
"Since 1946, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations Secretariat in New York has arranged for the distribution of United Nations documents and publications to users around the world through its depository library system. The general public can consult the material free of charge at any depository library."
Other libraries may also have acquired UN documents and publications. In particular, many libraries have acquired key reference books such as the "Yearbook of the United Nations" and the "Indexes to Proceedings".
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