Documentation and Information Center

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The documentation and information centre

The Documentation and Information Centre was set up with the establishment of the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu in July 1998. It is located in Sanepa, Lalitpur and provides information and documentation support to respond to information needs in the field of UNESCO’s competencies viz. education, sciences, culture, communication and information and plays an important role in disseminating information about UNESCO’s programme activities and publications. It is also helps resource centres and libraries in Nepal to enrich their collection by providing them with UNESCO publications.


The centre has a collection of about 4,000 documents/publications including journals and periodicals in UNESCO’s fields of competencies, especially education and culture. The centre has also a collection of audio-visual materials viz. DVDs, CD ROMs, Video tapes, etc.


  • Reading room
  • Photocopying at minimal charge
  • Free Internet access
  • Bibliographic searches on request
  • Information searches on the UNESCO website
  • Reference service
  • Referral service
  • Selective dissemination of information (SDI)
  • Current awareness service (CAS)

Operating Hours

The Centre is open to general public from Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm except on UN holidays.

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