An 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:
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.
- Children’s corner
A section in the library with story books and simplified readings about the UN for children.
Updated UN System Chart (January 2019)
- Library Newsletter
Monthly library newsletter of electronic Information material as received from Department of Global Communications (DGC), Information Management Unit (IMU) and UNRIC Library. https://www.unric.org/en/unric-library-newsletter/31210 (December 2018 UNRIC Library newsletter)
https://www.unric.org/en/unric-library-newsletter/31288 (January 2019 UNRIC Library Newsletter)
https://www.unric.org/en/unric-library-newsletter/31311 (February 2019 UNRIC Library Newsletter)
https://www.unric.org/en/unric-library-newsletter/31330 (March 2019 UNRIC Library Newsletter
https://www.unric.org/en/unric-library-newsletter/31337 (April 2019 UNRIC Library Newsletter)
https://www.unric.org/en/unric-library-newsletter/31346 (May 2019 UNRIC Library Newsletter)
- 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