Holders of a valid UN official badge can access the Library upon presenting the badge to the Security officer at the entrance to the Motta Building.

All others wishing to consult the Library resources should remember the following:

Opening Hours - 2016

The OHCHR Library is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:00.

The Library is closed on official holidays of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), as well as between Christmas and New Year and  Fridays following Ascension Day and Jeûne Genevois.

1 January
25 March
28 March
5 May
16 May

- New Year 
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday 
- Ascension 
- Whit Monday

6 July
1 August
8 September
12 September 
26 December

- Eid al-Fitr 
- Swiss National
- Jeûne genevois
- Eid al-Adha 
- Christmas


The OHCHR Library is located at 48 Avenue Giuseppe Motta in Geneva, Switzerland. Here is the link to Google Maps with our location http://goo.gl/qMn3T

From Geneva Train Station (Gare Cornavin) take Bus 8 going in the direction OMS to the bus stop Motta. Check the TPG website for the bus schedule.

Contact information

Tel.: +41 22 928 9790
Fax: +41 22 928 9065
E-mail: library@ohchr.org

Postal address:
8-14 Avenue de la Paix, CH-1211
Geneva 10