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 - 2020

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 
10 April
13 April
21 May
25 May
- New Year 
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday 
- Ascension 
- Eid al-Fitr 
1 June
31 July
3 August
10 September
25 December

- Whit Monday
- 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.

Access to classified records

Access to classified records may be granted on request on certain conditions. For more information, read this explanatory one-pager (PDF)

Contact information

Tel.: +41 22 928 9790
Fax: +41 22 928 9065

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