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UNESCO Digital Library

Access to another massive library added to the PM World Library

24 April 2019 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library related to other libraries. The resource is titled “UNESCO Digital Library” and is the library of UNESCO reports, documents and information going back to 1945.

The UNESCO Digital Library is a key tool for enabling UNESCO’s mission of building peace in the minds of people, in particular by “advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding, and encouraging cooperation among the nations in all branches of intellectual activity, including […] the exchange of publications, objects of artistic and scientific interest and other materials of information” (UNESCO Constitution).

In more concrete terms, it provides access to publications, documents and other materials either produced by UNESCO or pertaining to UNESCO’s fields of competence. The UNESCO Digital Library is constantly enriched with new publications and documents produced by UNESCO, as well as with acquisitions, resources shared by other institutions and donations. Furthermore, new digital materials are produced daily under a major ongoing project “Digitizing our shared UNESCO history”, which allows to preserve and share thousands of collection items, previously unavailable electronically.

The UNESCO Digital Library is the repository of UNESCO’s institutional memory and a source of high-quality information on UNESCO activities (in education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information), with more than 350,000 documents dating back to 1945. It includes the collections of the UNESCO Library and several related information centers and services in UNESCO’s Field Offices and Institutes, as well as the UNESCO Archives. The essential purpose of the UNESCO Digital Library is to share knowledge and to transmit it to future generations.

To access this resource, go to the Other Libraries section of the PMWL at, click on Multi-Governmental and scroll down to UNESCO. Must be a registered as Free Trial or full member and logged in to access.