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 - 2018

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 the Ascension Day and Jeûne Jenevoise.

1 January
30 March
2 April
10 May
21 May

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

15 June
1 August
21 August
6 September
25 December

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


The OHCHR Library is located at 48 Avenue Giuseppe Motta in Geneva, Switzerland. Here is the link to an online map with our location

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

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