The United Nations ESCAP Library welcomes both internal and external visitors.
For internal users, access to the Library and services is granted automatically. Internal users include:
- Staff members of ESCAP and UN agencies
- Spouses and dependents of UN staff
- Retired staff members of ESCAP and UN agencies
- Interns and outsourced staff of ESCAP and UN agencies
- Member States' Permanent Representatives to ESCAP
- Representatives to UN-sponsored meetings
- NGOs and media representatives with UN accreditation who are based in Bangkok
External users may access the library, but cannot borrow library items. External users include:
- Professors and academics
- University-level and graduate students
- Independent researchers
Access for external users is granted on a day by day basis. The Library is
unable to issue a longer-term Library access pass. Please give advanced notice
of your intention to visit the Library by emailing email@example.com or by
telephoning us on (+66 2)288 1360. External users must provide a letter from
their institution indicating the subject of research and the reason they want to
use the Library, as well as both institutional and national identification.
How to borrow
Before you may borrow items from the library, please register at the Information Desk. Once registered, you can borrow books and other publications by bringing them to the Information Desk, along with your ID card.
Interns and outsourced staff can loan books under their supervisor's name, and the supervisor shall take full responsibility of the loaned item. Click here to download the registration form for interns and outsourced staff. Spouses and dependents may borrow under their family member's name.
A maximum 20 items may be borrowed at one time The loan period is 30 days Items may be renewed twice unless a reservation has been placed on that item Items are subject to recall at any time Non-catalogued library items may be borrowed for 2 weeks Current newspapers may only be borrowed after 3:00pm, and must be returned before 8:00am the following day Library patrons will be charged for any lost or damaged items
If an item that you require is already on loan to another library client, you may contact us to place a reservation on the item. When the item is returned, the library will contact you, and you may pick up the item from the Information Desk in the library.
Inter-library loansMaterial not held within the Library collection may be borrowed or obtained from external library services, subject to availability