The ILO Library in Geneva is the world's leading library on the world of work. It serves as a knowledge base of key information on work issues, sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development, technological change and human rights.
The Library provides access to this knowledge base through its database, Labordoc. In addition, we provide research assistance and information services.
The ILO Library is the core repository of ILO publications produced in Geneva and in the ILO’s offices around the world.
We welcome ILO staff in Headquarters and the field, governments, workers' and employers’ organizations and other partner institutions, outside researchers and the general public to make use of the Library as a key resource on the world of work, and as an access point for information on ILO research, ILO standards, labour law, and labour statistics.
We invite you to visit us in Geneva, via the web, or contact us via e-mail. If you are not near Geneva, consult “ILO Information around the world” to find the ILO office or depository library nearest you.
4 route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22 Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 799 8675
Fax: +41 22 799 6516
The ILO Library in Geneva, Switzerland, is located on the R-2 level (south) of the ILO
Headquarters building, 4, route des Morillons, between Route de Ferney and Avenue
Appia. Buses 8, 28 and F all stop at the ILO (BIT) and timetables can be consulted at
www.tpg.ch. From the "BIT" bus stop, follow the arrows
to the entrance. If arriving by car, enter the visitors' garage and go to the doorway labelled "Nord" (north).
The visitors' entrance (ID required) is at the north end of the ILO
A map of Geneva in English showing the location of the ILO is available at the official
web site of the City
Open to the general public
Monday: 10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
(except Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1st May, Thursday and Friday after first Sunday in September, and 25th December to
1st January, when the ILO in Geneva is usually closed)
During the International Labour Conference (first three weeks in June) the Library is open from 9.00 to 18.00.