Uppsala University Library

The Dag Hammarskjöld and Law library and the UN collection

The Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library is part of a worldwide network of UN depository libraries, which all offer free access to UN documents, reports, books and other printed and electronic sources. The United Nations considers free access to information a key democratic principle and is committed to making information about its programmes and operations available to the public.

The library is the largest UN library in the Nordic countries.

Photo: UN Photo/Andrea Brizzi

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The collection includes a complete collection of UN documents in print, covering the period 1946-1992, as well as access to electronic and print resources for more recent documents. Older publications in print from the International Labor Organization (ILO) are also represented in the library. Other UN publications are included in the library holdings and can be searched in the Uppsala University library search system.

DagDok , a guide to United Nations

The UN is made up of six main organs and a number of subsidiary bodies and independent specialized agencies. Together they comprise the UN system. The UN has 193 member countries and publishes all documents in six languages​​: English, French, Russian , Spanish, Chinese and Arabic. Within the UN system, it is estimated that about 100 000 documents are produced each year.

To find all these documents you need a guide the UN documentation, DagDok. DagDok also offers an overview of the structure and organization of the UN system.

More information on and resources to UN documents

DagDok. The Dag Hammarskjöld and Law library's guide to UN documents and reports, full- text materials on the UN websites, background information about the work and activities of the UN, in-depth information retrieval via indexes, specialized databases and subject gateways, as well as titles in the collection of the library.

Subject guide United Nations. In the subject guide United Nations you will find information about how to cite UN documents, quick links to UN databases, as well as RSS feeds from the UN news agency.

UN archive (download list, pdf 3.4 MB). A list of the full UN documentation in print, from 1946 until 1992, that you can find in the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law library collection.

Stiftelsen Dag Hammarskjöldbiblioteket (In Swedish). Learn more about the library, its history and activities.