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The FAO Library was initiated upon the foundation of the Organization in 1945 in Washington, D.C.

It was moved to the new FAO headquarters in Rome in 1951 and merged with the library of the International Institute of Agriculture (IIA). On 10 June 1952, the Library was officially opened and named the David Lubin Memorial Library "in honour of the man whose ideas and energy had led to the creation of the IIA". Today the Library contains over 1 million FAO and non FAO documents, special and digital collections, on all FAO topics, sustaining FAO as a knowledge organization.

Explore the library resources

Search the Online FAO Library Catalog to find FAO documents since 1945 (digital and print), non FAO monographs since 1976 and an extensive FAO and non FAO serials collection. To consult the IIA collections and pre-1976 non FAO material, write us at fao-library-reference@fao.org. Please use the E-journals search box to limit your search to e-journals.




Access the FAO library Catalog through EndNote

Import FAO Library records directly into your EndNote lists

EndNote Online is a bibliographic reference organizer and writing solution for FAO employees. It is accessible through the Web of Science (WOS) and helps you to collect and keep track of your references and easily insert them into your research documents as in-text and endnotes in, among others, the FAO citation style.

Apart from saving your WOS results in EndNote, you can now also search the FAO Library catalog within EndNote and add its records to your EndNote library.

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