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  • Visiting the Library

    You are always welcome to visit us at the UNIC

    What you should know before you visit us:

    OUR BUSINESS HOURS  - 
    MONDAY TO FRIDAY ( 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM) - GENERAL VISITS
    MONDAY TO FRIDAY ( 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM ) - LIBRARY VISITS
    UNIC is usually closed in public holidays) There are some holidays that we may be open - Call first to inquire.

    WHERE WE ARE LOCATED:
    2ND FLOOR BRETTON HALL, 16 VICTORIA AVENUE, PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

    Bretton Hall compound houses, UNIC and Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other businesses.

    Landmarks on Victoria Avenue - Government Printery, Tranquility Government Secondary School, Inida High Commission, Venezuela (BR) Embassy, TGI Fridays, BPTT

    No parking is available on Bretton Hall compound for visitors. We suggest you park on the Avenue or the private carpark on Melville Lane (per hour fee).

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Telephone - (868) 623 4813 or 8438, Email - unic.portofspain@unic.org

    FOR YOUR SECURITY:

    (1) NO BAGS , LARGE PARCELS OR BACKPACKS ARE ALLOWED IN UNITED NATIONS OFFICES
    (2) YOU MAY TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS IN APPROVED SPACES
    (3) YOU SHOULD KEEP A FORM OF IDENTIFICATION
    (4) FOLLOW UNIC EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS IN ANY EMERGENCY

  • Multimedia Collection

    The Reference Library includes a wide collection of audio and video products.

    they include : DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs. 

    Some of the topics they cover include:

    • Climate Change
    • Children
    • the Environment
    • the Holocaust
    • Peace
    • Women
    • and more

    You can schedule a visit by yourself or as a group to view the videos. Let us know ahead of time so we can set up our conference  room for you to enjoy the experience.

  • Inter-Library Loans

    Reference Libraries have special lending procedures - If your organisation would like to borrow a title or multimedia product, your library staff can contact the Library or the Registry to make a request for a library to library loan.

    Conditions of Loans:

    • Must be for a non-profit reason
    • Must be for a non-political event or activity
    • loan period is for a maximum of two weeks

 

iLibrary is the latest UN official online, full-text source of information.

The new digital library, provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. 

United Nations iLibrary offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content. 

Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary. Approximately 70% of  are in English. 

 

 http://ilibrary.un.org

 


UNIC Reference Library catalogue includes  official documents from:

  • UN Secretariat - Secretary-General reports and other publications
  • Security Council Resolutions 
  • Economic and Social Council resolutions, reports and special publications
  • Trusteeship Council resolutions and reports
  • General Assembly resolutions, reports and special publications
  • International Court of Justice reports and publications

It also houses flagship documents from other specialised UN agencies, offices and programmes including:

  • Annual Reports
  • Special monographs
  • Thematic annual reports

 

The library is also a place to conduct research 

We offer free Internet wireless access for our visitors who come to do research. The Reading room also includes public access computers, and feature documents such as the latest titles in human rights, climate change, development and annual reports. 

Researchers include students, teachers, government officials, other UN Staff and the general public.

Need Help?  You can request a consultation with the Reference Assistant - send an email to unic.portofspain@unic.org 

 

The library is a place where you can come to relax, read a journal or magazine if you want to make up some time while up-town.

 

Visiting Hours - 09:30 to 4:00 - Monday to Friday except on public holidays.

 

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Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

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