UNIC Library

20161110_132211-2An important part of UNIC Dar es Salaam is the Reference Library, which is operating for a wide variety of readers who need access to a collection of United Nations documents and publications. The Library also has video cassettes and DVDs, which are screened to interested audiences at the library, and can also be loaned out to institutions and NGOs.

The  Library is a reference-only collection, containing a substantive amount of UN books and publications. The library which can accommodate 30 users, is located at the UN compound. Among its many users are primary, secondary, university students, academics, government officials, and Youth out of School.

The Library is staffed with a full-time librarian. In addition to hosting a collection of documents, the library is used for hosting “Fun Thursday”, a learning session about the United Nations for primary and secondary school students and Youth out of School

Library Services:


  • Reference Library:

Publications in the library which comprises of UN books, publications, DVDs and videos are for reference use only. Posters and pamphlets are distributed to the library visitors during library hours and on the occasion of UN events, educational outreach and commemorations.

The Centre has computers connected to the Internet to enable users to access UN Web Sites in response to the growing demand for up-to-date information about the UN. The internet facility at the Centre is also part of an effort to embrace and promote new information technologies and encouraging the use of the social media.

Promoting the SDGs

  • Children’s corner

A section in the library with story books  and simplified readings about the UN for children.

Fun days Learning session at UNIC Library

  • Library Newsletter

Monthly library newsletter of electronic Information material as received from Department of Public Information (DPI), Information Management Unit (IMU) and UNRIC Library. https://www.unric.org/en/unric-library-newsletter/31035

  • UN Academic Impact Newsletter

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.https://academicimpact.un.org/

Library opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 0830 am – 0330 pm

Friday: 0830 am – 1230 pm

Location & Contact

Plot No.182, Mzinga Way, Oysterbay