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Access and hours


Presently, only 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.

Opening Hours - 2024

: The opening hours are: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00.

Official holidays:

1 January New Year’s Day
29 March Good Friday
1 April Easter Monday
10 April Eid Al-Fitr
17 June Eid al-Adha (observed)
1 August Swiss National Day
25 December
26 December
27 December
Christmas Day


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.