In order to make its documents and publications available throughout the World, the United Nations (UN) maintains a system of depository libraries to which UN documents and publications are sent under specified conditions. The Balme Library by virtue of being a major research library located in the capital city of Ghana, Accra is one of the two UN Depository Libraries in the Country.
Regular publications received in this Library are the UN publications in the English language and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) masthead documents. Presently, most UN publications may be accessed online freely from the UN Website.
Topics covered include statistics, international peace and security, social and economic development, international law, human rights, international trade and public health. Users can filter content by subject, region, category, language, publication date and agency.
The general public may consult both print and online resources free of charge at the Balme Library with assistance from a librarian.
The United Nations collection is located on the ground floor close to the main entrance.