Library and information services of the ILO

The ILO Library is the world’s leading library in the field of work and work related development and human rights issues. Reading areas are available in the main Reading Room and books can be borrowed for a period of one week.
Located at the R2 level at the South end of the ILO building, it is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If Conference participants require research assistance or would like to learn more about using ILO databases and other information resources, they should not hesitate to ask the staff at the Information Desk or to contact the Library’s information desk to make an appointment (Email: or Tel: (+41) 22 799 8682).

The ILO Library is also available to provide upon request a live demonstration of the Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI), a new programme led by the ILO offering free or low-cost access to thousands of journals, e-books and databases in selected subject areas of law from the world's leading academic publishers. Governments as well as national secretariats of employers’ and workers’ organizations from 115 low- and middle-income member States can register. For more information, please visit