Publications and data from the UN iLibrary

Content items (February 2020):

  • 7 810 ebook titles
  • 114 115 chapters
  • 7 390 articles 
  • 404 series
  • 3 databases
  • Content and Access for all


    The United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

    It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. 

    United Nations iLibrary offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content. 

    Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary. Approximately 70% of which are in English and cover the following topics:

  • Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry
  • Children and Youth
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Disarmament
  • Drugs, Crime and Terrorism
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Human Rights and Refugees
  • Human Settlements and Urban Issues
  • International Law and Justice
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Migration
  • Natural Resources, Water and Energy
  • Peacekeeping and Security
  • Population and Demography
  • Public Health
  • Transportation and Public Safety
  • United Nations
  • Women and Gender Issues
  • United Nations iLibrary offers wide ranging research and knowledge to a variety of audiences:


  • Universities and research organisations
  • Businesses and private sector
  • Government and public administrations
  • Non-governmental organisations and think tanks
  • Libraries
  • Legal and Financial Services
  • benefits of a subscription



    • Enables institution wide access through IP authentication and/or username/password login
    • Unlimited number of concurrent institutional users
    • Perpetual access to subscribed content
    • Usage monitoring with standardized COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
    • Institution-wide content discovery with provided bibliographic records in MARC21 XML format
    • Self-managed administration of subscription account settings

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