Library and Information Networks for Knowledge

Practical Information


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  • 14:00-16:00 (local time)


The WHO Library is located on the ground floor of the World Health Organization building in Geneva, Switzerland (Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27)

Visitors do not need to make an appointment to use the library, but they are requested to sign the register at the main Reference Desk.

Getting help:

A Reference Librarian is available for all onsite enquiries and any research assistance you may need.

Using the collections:

All library collections are available for consultation
– books can be borrowed by WHO staff only.

Historical research:

Researchers who wish to use the Historical Collection should make an appointment by contacting the Library Reference Desk at +41(0)22 791 2062, fax: +41(0)22 791 4150.

Interns and volunteers

We encourage participation – get involved in our programmes as an intern or volunteer!