Frequently Asked Questions
Document search[+] How do I access ILO documents?
- Most ILO documents are available in electronic formats through Labordoc by searching the ILO Digital Repository". Refine results by collection, item format, language and date.
- Browse the ILO Library’s e-journal collection through Labordoc, searching by title. Note that for copyright reasons, some articles are only available for ILO officials.
- For details about borrowing, see our Borrowing page.
Most ILO documents are in digital format and available freely online. To download, consult Labordoc. ILO staff may borrow materials for four weeks through Labordoc or by contacting the Library. Delegates to the ILC or GB or representatives of diplomatic missions and former ILO officials may also borrow materials. The ILO Library collections in Geneva are available for consultation in the reading room during regular opening hours.
Reference help[+] Where should I start my research?
- Browse our Research Guides for essential information on world of work topics such as child labour, gender equality, labour migration, corporate social responsibility, domestic workers, rural development, forced labour and more.
- Do you need more help? Save time and Ask a librarian. We try to respond to requests within one working day.
Physical space[+] When is the Library open?
- The ILO Library is open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00. During the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June, the library is open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00.
- The ILO Library also welcomes external visitors who work on a specific topic of research: students, university professors, researchers, historians, librarians and archivists. If you are an external visitor, please follow the instructions to visit the ILO Library detailed in Where to find us
Archives[+] How can I access the ILO institutional archives?
- Please contact the ILO Archives: firstname.lastname@example.org.