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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Office in Nairobi, Kenya



The Library and Documentation Centre enhance and facilitate research on UNESCO programmes in Education, Natural Sciences, Culture, Social and Human Sciences, Communication, Information and Informatics, by providing an effective assistance to UNESCO staff and to organizations and institutions which participate in UNESCO programmes.

The Library/Documentation Centre consists of about 20,000 volumes of books, 500 bound periodicals, and a range of audio-visual materials covering subject areas of concern to UNESCO. The Centre also maintains a number of special collections of documents of the United Nations and other Specialized Agencies.

Additionally, a comprehensive selection of UNESCO policy documents and publications are housed, including records of the General Conference, Executive Board documents, Programme and Budget, UNESCO Headquarters Press releases, and keynote speeches by the Director General.

Access to the Library and Documentation center
The Library and Documentation Centre is located at the UNESCO Nairobi Office, UN Complex Gigiri : Block C Room 127. All enquiries, to the librarian, Dorothy Achieng':

Opening Hours are:

Monday - Thursday 0800 - 1630 hrs
Friday 0800 - 1400 hrs

Reference services
Users can request for information either by telephone, email, fax or by person

Online services
Users can access the Library’s online catalogue, UNESCO Webworld Library Portal, the portal that offers many links to other online library resources.

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)

This service is restricted only to UNESCO members. In order to determine the research needs of these category of users, a questionnaire is usually passed every year to gather information regarding their specific areas of interest. They are then alerted as new information is received.

Inter-library loan
Materials not available in our library can be borrowed for UNESCO staff from other libraries on inter-library loan agreement.


UNESCO staff members and consultants
Temporary staff and collaborating partners may all borrow items through UNESCO staff under whose supervision they are working
Staff members from other UN agencies may borrow reading materials through their respective Documentation/Information Centres
Members of the general public may consult the Library/Documentation Centre or borrow through any library they are registered in. However they are allowed to photocopy materials.

Borrowing terms:

Authorized users may borrow up to four documents each for a period of one month
Loans of materials may be renewed once for an extra week provided the borrowed materials are not required by other users. This applies to books and non current periodicals
Current periodicals and audio-visual materials can be borrowed overnight, weekends, and public holidays. They are to be returned by 9.00 am on the next working day
Documents on loan may be recalled if required by other users
Users will be held responsible for the loss or disfigurement of materials borrowed under their names and will be required to replace them in either case
Reference materials are not available for loan and can only be accessed within the Documentation Centre.


The library has a cyberspace. This facility is for users who may want to do online research through the internet, online databases and CD-ROM’s.

The library also has a television and video player for viewing information contained in the video cassettes.

General Information
Staff Members
Vacant Posts
Documentation Centres
Conferences, Fellowships, Seminars/Workshops
Mathematics Research Fellowship 2006
International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics (CIMPA 2007)
6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2007
The 13th Australian Barley Technical Symposium 2007
Online Services
Full text Documents
Bibliographic Database

UNESCO Nairobi Online Database

Sergio Vieira de Mello Library


UNESCO Portals

UNESCO Publishing

Study Abroad 2006 - 2007

Study Abroad 2006-2007 contains some 2,900 entries concerning post-secondary education and training in all academic and professional fields in countries throughout the world.

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