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Publishers and libraries make content freely available during Covid-19 crisis

Peer-reviewed research continues to be a trusted guide during times of uncertainty. In response to the challenges created by the Covid-19 public health crisis, many publishers and libraries are making scholarly content temporarily available for free on their platforms. For an overview of participating publishers, please go here.


The FAO Library premises are closed due to the Coronavirus emergency, but Library staff will continue to work remotely to provide staff and external researchers with bibliographic support. Contact us at [email protected]

For FAO staff: 
• To check-out/consult publications: Make an appointment for pick-up by mailing us at [email protected]
• To return any books: If returning to Headquarters, bring your book to the Library on Tuesdays. If teleworking, bring your book to the reception desk in the security pavilion at the FAO Main Entrance on Tuesdays between 9am and 10am - please make an appointment in advance: [email protected]
• Research support and briefings will continue to take place online, just write us at [email protected].


The FAO Library For You brochure summarizes the Library's history and today's services, and highlights the main digital and print resources.


The FAO Library Newsletter provides a monthly overview of newly added resources to the library collections.

The Story of the FAO Library

The book The Story of the FAO library (2017) researches the historic events that shaped the FAO Library.

The publication is available in Open Access in English and Italian.


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