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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 - 2023

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

Update list of official holidays to :

Monday 2 January - New Year’s Day (Observed)  
Friday 7 April - Good Friday
Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
Monday 24 April Eid Al-Fitr (Observed)
Monday 29 May - Whit Monday    
Thursday 29 June Eid al-Adha    
Tuesday 1 August Swiss National Day    
Thursday 7 September Jeûne genevois    
Monday 25 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.