United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's
Office in Nairobi, Kenya
LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE
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
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': email@example.com
Opening Hours are:
Monday - Thursday 0800 - 1630 hrs
Friday 0800 - 1400 hrs
Users can request for information either by telephone, email, fax or by
Users can access the Library’s online catalogue, UNESCO Webworld
Library Portal, the portal that offers many links to other online library
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.
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.
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
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
The library also has a television and video player
for viewing information contained in the video cassettes.