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Documentation Centre

© UNESCO/R. Beri

UNESCO New Delhi Library is a specialized library catering to all fields of UNESCO’s competence, i.e. Education, Science, Social Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information. It is mainly used for reference purposes and serves the UNESCO staff, institutional partners as well as students and researchers.

It was created in 1948 with the aim to provide information and documentation support to the regional and country programmes of the Office through sharing and exchange of information.

Research Help

  • Bibliographic searches on request
  • Other information searches on the UNESCO web


  • Reading room with direct access to a selection of daily newspapers and magazines
  • Photocopier

Visitor’s information

The library is open from Monday to Friday (except on UN holidays) between 0930 to 1230 hrs and 1400 to 1700 hrs (lunch break 1230 to 1400 hrs).

Useful Links

Download UNESCO Brochure

UNESCO publishing
Information on sales titles from UNESCO, which can be procured through UNESCO New Delhi Office

UNESCO Terminology
A reference search database managed by the Terminology

UNESCO Thesaurus
A controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis

Libraries Portal
Gives access to websites of library institutions around the world

Archives Portal
Gives access to websites of archival institutions around the world

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