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Obtaining publications

ILO Library

Library clients are welcome to consult the Library's resources in the Reading Room in Geneva. For anyone unable to visit the Library in Geneva, there are several other means of obtaining publications.

ILO Information Services around the world

Books and journals published by the ILO can be consulted in ILO depository libraries or in one of the many ILO offices around the world. You may also purchase publications through any ILO Office or from the ILO Publications website.

Check ILO information around the world to find the office or library closest to you.

Inter-library loan

If you cannot find the book or article you need in a library near you, your local library may request it for you via inter-library loan.

Libraries can borrow items for individuals by sending an e-mail to

Loans to ILO officials

For information about how to request a loan, consult loans to ILO Officials or contact the ILO Library Loans Desk: Tel: +41 22 799 8705; e-mail:

Loans to delegates, diplomatic missions and retired ILO officials

Delegates to the International Labour Conference, Governing Body and other ILO meetings as well as representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and retired ILO officials may also borrow books. Contact the ILO Library Loans Desk: Tel: +41 22 799 8705; e-mail:

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Last update: 28.01.2011^ top