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The Library stock of the UN Public Information Centre in Riga provides access to different sources, both general information and materials on different subjects related to the UN. Books and serial publications on social integration, democratization, poverty, gender issues, human rights, environment and migration and other subjects are mostly the publications of various UN Agencies.
The Library collection ranges from reference publications, books, periodicals, and newsletters to videofilms and CD-ROMs. There is access in the Library to UN on-line resources, and useful sites for searching the Internet are available via the UN House Internet page http://www.un.lv
THE BOOK STOCK
Books and other publications are arranged according to subject (see the classification scheme and the shelfmarks in the Library reading room). Thus the library items are shelved according to classmarks, and the items with the same classmark are located alphabetically (according to the authorís surname or first word of the title of the item). Please do not hesitate to ask staff for assistance.
The Library book stock of the UN Information Centre provides access to different sources on various themes related to the UN, both general information and publications on different subjects.
The Library contains over 700 publications on different subjects related to the UN. Books and serial publications on social integration, democratization, poverty, gender issues, human rights, environment and migration and other subjects are mostly publications of various UN Agencies. In our library you will find materials mainly in English, as well as in Latvian and Russian. For more materials on specialized themes see suggested Useful Links.
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Periodical publications of the UN Agencies are located in the Library reading room. The are shelved alphabetically by title.
There are approx. 30 periodicals and newsletters available in the Library.
Please ask the staff for details.
Bibliographic list of videos available at the UN Public Information Centre Library
JOINING THE LIBRARY
The Library application form is available from the counter of the UN Public Information Centre. For filling in the application form approach the staff at the counter; you will need your passport to join the Library. Library card is mailed to your postal address after we have registered you in our library system. Prior to Library registration you may only use the Library for reference. When the Library card is issued you will always need it in order to use the Library.
BORROWING OF BOOKS AND VIDEOS
Books may be borrowed from the counter during opening hours of the UN Public Information Centre (see Opening Hours). You will always need your Library card to borrow books and videos.
How many books and videos can be borrowed at a time?
- maximum up to 6 items: 3 books and 3 videos.
For how long time may the Library items be borrowed?
- the maximum loan period for books is 2 weeks;
- the maximum loan period for videos is 1 week.
NB! Books with a red mark are for reference only.
FINDING THE ITEM YOU NEED
Data on books, videos and other publications are in the Library catalogue.
The Library items are arranged according to subject, for details see the classification scheme and the shelfmarks. For more information on periodical publications see Periodicals. Please ask staff for details.
RETURNING BOOKS AND VIDEOS
Library items may be returned to the staff of the UN Public Information Centre at the counter in person. Books may be also returned by post at the responsibility of the Library user until they arrive in the Library.
If the books, other publications or videos you need cannot be found on the shelf, contact the staff at the counter and we will try to help you.
Loan of books and other publications can be renewed (only once) if another reader has not reserved them. Renewals can be made in person at the counter of the UN Public Information Centre, by telephone: 750 3604 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE READERS
- you must have a valid Library card to enter the Library and borrow materials;
- you are responsible for publications and videos issued on your Library card;
- you must not lend your Library card to any other person and must immediately report a lost or stolen Library card to the staff of the UN Public Information Centre;
- you must return or renew (only once) borrowed publications and videos on or before the due date;
- for materials not returned by the due date, the UN Public Information Centre reserves the right to charge 10 santims for each item per delayed day;
- you must treat borrowed items and your Library card with care.
Enjoy your time at our Information Centre!
In order to make photocopies you need to ask our staff at the counter. Please note that photocopying is allowed within the current copyright law.
ELECTRONIC SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Among IT resources the Library provides access to the Internet and is updating valuable Internet resources (see Internet Resources). By means of the Internet you can reach various UN databases, general information on the UN and related institutions, home pages of the UN Specialized Agencies, the UN Depository Libraries, NGOs (see Internet Resources).
Access to the Internet is available for short references only - max. 30 mins per day.
Since use of the Internet is part of our Library services you have to join the Library and receive a Library card (see Joining the Library) in order to use the PC of the UN Public Information Centre.
The Library staff will be happy to help you with any problems, but visitors are expected to carry out searches and to locate the materials themselves.
YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE CENTRE
Please, let us know your thoughts about the services our centre is providing. Your suggestions, remarks and comments are very welcome. Please leave your suggestions in writing at the counter, send by email or regular mail.
You can contact us:
UN Public Information Centre
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