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United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global repository for digital content created by the United Nations and their related agencies. Initially launched in 2015, the platform was updated in 2021 to incorporate new features such as an interface in all six official UN languages and a search feature by Sustainable Development Goals. The new design also makes it faster and easier to find the reports you are looking for.

Content is organized by series title, publication year and alphabetically; and discovery of complete publications or even their components - chapters and articles - is a click away. The content is accessible in different formats - PDF, ePub and READ - to meet users' needs, whether for reading on a mobile device, sharing with peers via social network or integrating content into a report. As of March 2023, the UN iLibrary contains over 10,500 ebook titles, 141,000 chapters, 9,500 articles, 450 series and 8 databases. The publications appear in all official languages of the United Nations: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic as well as bilingual and trilingual publications. Every year about 500 new titles are added to the collection. Approximately 70% of which are in English and they will cover the following topics:
  • Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Children and Youth
  • Migration
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Natural Resources, Water and Energy
  • Disarmament
  • Peacekeeping and Security
  • Drugs, Crime and Terrorism
  • Population and Demography
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Public Health
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Transportation and Public Safety
  • Human Rights and Refugees
  • Human Settlement and Urban Issues
  • International Law and Justice
  • Women and Gender Issues

"UN iLibrary Now Contains 8 Databases"

SDGindicators Datasets
This dataset contains data on the global Sustainable Development Goal indicators and includes global and regional aggregates as well as country-level data for 115 of the 230 SDG indicators
Minimum Set of Gender Indicators
This dataset is a collection of 52 quantitative indicators and 11 qualitative indicators covering national norms and laws on gender equality.
All statistics of UNCTAD are harmonized into UNCTADstat. It gives access to basic and derived indicators built upon common rules, harmonized environment and clear methodology supported by powerful data browsing system.
World Population Prospects Indicators
The main results of the World Population Prospects are presented in a series of Excel files displaying key demographic indicators for each UN development group, World Bank income group, geographic region,
Energy Statistics
The United Nations Statistics Division's (UNSD) mission in the area of energy statistics is to strengthen national statistical systems in order to provide high quality energy statistics balances.
National Accounts - Analysis of Main Aggregates
The National Accounts Main Aggregates Database presents a series of analytical national accounts tables from 1970 onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world.
Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
UNICEF is the world's leading source of data on children and maintains databases of hundreds of international valid and comparable indicators.
COVID-19 and Children
Children are not the face of this COVID-19 pandemic but, they risk being its biggest victims, as children's lives are nonetheless being changed in profound ways.
More Databases are being worked on and will be added to the platform in the future

UN iLibrary Features
  • Content is organized by series title, publication year and alphabetically
  • Granular content - users can search and click directly to components such as chapters or articles. Every content level has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and static URL
  • Integrated search results, PDF and READ version
  • A citation tool for all content, integrating with popular bibliographic management systems
  • Content in context - related content is one click away
  • Links to previous editions with the option to download any full text item such as chapters from the table of contents
  • Users can navigate back and forth via hierarchical "breadcrumb trails"
  • Bibliographic MARC records and KBART Phase 2 Metadata are available to subscribers
  • Usage monitoring COUNTER4 compliant usage statistics are available to subscribers
  • RSS Feeds
  • Users can read and share the READ version of content on all internet connected desktop and mobile devices
  • Athens/Shibboleth federated authentication for US and UK institutions
  • All United Nations iLibrary metadata and fully text indexed by the four major Discovery Services. EBSCO, WorldCat, Summon and Primo)
  • Perpetual access to subscribed content
  • Re-use of all subscribed content for institutional purposes with no further permission required
  • Access via Proxy server available
  • Subscribers can self-manage the administration and account settings on their account
  • The UN staff offer live online presentations covering subjects such as the navigation of iLibrary and its content or UN topics of interest to the subscribing institution
UN iLibrary Resources
"Flexible Pricing"
The United Nations has allowed Renouf to offer flexible pricing based on the size of the institution and expected usage. UN Depository Libraries receive a 20% discount.
"Save Up To 90%"
Off of the Regular Price of
United Nations iLibrary Subscription Package Prices

The United Nations has appointed Renouf to handle all their North American UN iLibrary subscription sales and renewals.

UN Depository Libraries receive a 20% discount.

The subscription prices listed below are meant to provide you with a guideline of what discounts are available to smaller institutions. The UN is quite flexible in its pricing for they base it on the size of the organization, types of academic programs being offered and what the expected amount of usage will be.

We invite you to contact us for a quote and we will do our best to find you a package that meets both your needs and your budget.
United Nations iLibrary 2024 Subscription Package Prices in U.S. Currency
(Canadian dollar prices are available upon request.)
Academic and Non-Profit Organizations
UN iLibrary Regular Price $9,500.00
Renouf Consortia Price
15,000 - 25,000 FTE's
(with PhD and MBA programs offered)
30% $6,650.00
15,000 - 25,000 FTE's
(with no PhD or MBA programs offered)
50% $4,750.00
5,001 - 15,000 FTE's 60% $3,800.00
1 - 5,000 FTE's 80% $1,900.00
NGOs and High Schools 90% $950.00
Renouf's Consortia Term
Renouf's consortium runs on the calendar year (January 1st to December 31st). Those institutions wishing to purchase an online subscription during the year will be charged on a pro-rata basis.