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PressReader - Access thousands of newspapers and magazines

Visit to access thousands of newspapers and magazines in more than 60 languages. For regular use, first set up your account when you are onsite and then use the pressreader app on your mobile device. Your access will be valid for 30 days, to extend this period simply open the app again when onsite.

Introducing OpenAthens

Open Athens is here!

The Library has switched remote access systems as of 2022.

This service replaces EZ Proxy.
Please report any issues here.

Learn more about OpenAthens!


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Request a personal eBooks login

UN Staff or those of Permanent Missions based in Geneva may request a personal login credentials for access to eBooks on the EBSCOhost platform.

ProQuest's Ebook Central is available on-site for all users.
It is also available for UN staff remotely via the OpenAthens system.

Tribune de Genève

The Tribune de Genève is a daily Swiss-French language regional newspaper which provides the latest news on current affairs.

Interested patrons with a Global Search account (a.k.a. a library catalogue account) can request an individual account here.

Trial Access to Al Manhal Database

Al Manhal is an Arabic electronic information provider of Arabic full-text searchable databases of scholarly and scientific publications from the Middle East, Africa & Asia. Al Manhal combines deep publishing and library expertise with technology to enable university, government, corporate, school and public library users to discover
and access thousands of eBooks, eJournals, eTheses, intelligence reports, and conference proceedings from the Middle East, Africa & Asia's publishers and research institutes.

The trial ends on 6 October 2023

Trial Access to e-Marefa Database

e-Marefa Database is an integrated Arab Database of full text & comprehensive metadata that contains around 2,200,000 records covering all disciplines & fields, including journals, articles, theses and dissertations, e-books & book reviews,statistical reports, research abstracts and conference proceedings.

The trial ends 30 September 2023


This site contains links and references to third-party databases, websites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by the United Nations.

Copyright Warning

Please note that all resources should be used solely for official purposes. It is strictly forbidden to store or redistribute the contents beyond personal use. It is also strictly prohibited to copy or download an entire issue or issues of a journal from these resources. Any breach of these terms will result in the immediate termination of all access by the provider.

We therefore kindly ask that UN colleagues and other Library clients be responsible users of copyrighted material.