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.

Uppsala University Library is the largest UN library in the Nordic countries.

Photo: UN Photo/Andrea Brizzi

The UN collection

The collection includes a 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 Labour Organization (ILO) are also represented in the library. Other UN publications are included in the library holdings and can be searched in the Library's search tool.

DagDok, a guide to United Nations

The UN is made up of six main organs and a number of subsidiary bodies and independent specialised 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 can use our guide to the UN documentation, DagDok. DagDok also offers an overview of the structure and organisation 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, specialised databases and subject gateways, as well as titles in the collection of the library.

The citation guide. In the citation guide you find information about how to cite UN documents.

UN archive(download list as pdf, 3,4 MB). A list of UN documentation in print, from 1946 until 1992, that you find in the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law library collection.

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

Last modified: 2023-01-16