United Nations

The San Francisco Public Library is not an official depository for United Nations documents. The collection consists of encyclopedias, statistical annuals, yearbooks from specific agencies, and a few major periodicals. Selected documents are being purchased but the Library no longer maintains an ongoing file of UN and UN Security Council deliberations and resolutions, nor a current collection of UN agency documents and treaties. Uncataloged United Nations documents from its inception to the early 1980s may be available, but major titles have been added to the online catalog.

A selection of statistical documents published by the United Nations and over 100 other international government organizations is available through the Index to International Statistics (IIS). IIS is part of the Statistical Universe database available through the Library's Web resources. The microfiche collection of documents indexed in IIS is located on the 5th floor of the Main Library.

For more information about this collection inquire at the Government Information Center, or call 415-557-4500, or email governmentinfo@sfpl.org.

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