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The UNU Library
UNU Library: An Introduction
The Library of the United Nations University
(UNU) is available as an information centre to assist the achievement
of overall objectives of the UNU.
Since its move to the newly built
UNU Headquarters in mid-1992, library reorganization and development
continue in harmony with new technologies.
The main reading and reference area at
the UNU Headquarters building occupies 450 square metres and is
located on the second floor.
The library collection comprises materials on subjects
related to such UNU themes as Multilateralism and the UN System;
Peace, Security, Human Rights; Economic and Social Change and
Development; the Environment; and Application of Science and Technology
to Development. Electronic formats such as CD-ROMs,
on-line databases and the Internet resources are also accessible
and are expanding in wider fields of application.
Reference Books : approx. 3,900
Monographs : approx. 15,000 volumes
(Indexing Tool : UNBIS Thesaurus)
(Classification : In-house)
Periodicals : 518 titles (as of January 1998)
Newsletters : 400 titles
UNU Publications & Documents
Selected UN Documents since 1978
Selected UNITAR Publications
Selected League of Nations Documents
- Use of the library materials
External users- scholars, academics and researchers-
whose research activities are related to the UNU activities may
be allowed to use the library materials. For permission, please
contact the library staff.
Tel: (03)3499-2811 Fax: (03)3499-2828
- Classification & Location
Reference books and monographs are classified as
Reference books - located in the
ANN (Annual/Semi-Annual Reports)
UNU - UNU Publications : Monographs, Serials, Periodicals, Reports
and Proceedings etc.
Monographs - located in the reading area
FOO (Food and Nutrition)
HUM (Human Rights, Peace, International Law)
TEC (Technology in Development)
CRI (Critical Ecological Zones)
NRS (Natural Resources)
LAT (Latin America)
GEO (Geography and History)
INF (Information, Library, Computer Sciences)
NSC (Natural Sciences)
SSC (Social Sciences)
The current issues of journals are displayed alphabetically by
title on the journal racks in the reference area.
Selected UN Documents are filed by UN Document Series Symbols
and located on the third floor.
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