The United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library provides research and information services to support the participation of Member States in the United Nations as its first priority.

Main Services

The library collections include:

  • Personal, professional research support to the UN community with priority services for member state missions staff and delegations.
  • Regular training sessions in information research, as well as customized training and individual coaching sessions.
  • A comprehensive collection of UN documents and publications since 1945.
  • Access to thousands of electronic journals, newspapers, and books covering a wide range of topics with an international scope.

1) Where is the Library located?

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library building is located at 42nd Street and 1st Ave. The main reading room and Library Help Desk are located in Room L-105.

The Library is currently closed due to COVID-19 response measures and offers remote services  only from Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm.

You can contact the Library by phone: 212-963-3000 | or by email:

See Directory of Library services
2) Can you help me with my research about UN documents?  

Yes, our Reference Team can assist you with your questions about the UN, its documentation, and any other queries. Email us at, call us on 212-963-3000, check Ask DAG for frequently asked questions. Or chat with us directly using the chat widget on this page.

3) Does the Library provide training? 


Yes, the Library offers live online training on UN documentation for New York based delegates and staff. Customized trainings can be arranged for Permanent Missions, or for individuals. 

  • New training sessions are regularly announced in the UN Daily Journal. Online registration is available in the Training Calendar.
  • UN staff and New York based delegates can also schedule an appointment to arrange one-on-one remote training via MS Teams through our appointments calendar.
  • All our training materials, including recorded webinars in English, French and Spanish, are available from the Training Resources guide.

4) Does the Library provide access to electronic journals, online news, and e-books?

    Staff from Permanent Missions can fill in this form to request exceptional remote access to electronic resources while the UN Headquarters has limited physical entry and the Library remains closed.

A full A-Z listing of electronic resources can be viewed here: