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United Nations Documents


In July 1997, Nova Southeastern University’s Panza Maurer Law Library became a depository library for United Nations documents in English. Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, The UN Headquarters in New York has not been sending print documents to depository libraries, but we have older materials in print, including the Official Records of main organs of the United Nations, most sales publications regardless of place of issuance, all periodicals normally available by subscription and masthead (i.e., working) documents of the regional commission (New York)

UN Documents in the Law Library

Locating UN materials in the LLTC
UN depository items are housed on the first floor of the Panza Maurer Law Library.  They are shelved according to UN document symbol.  Documents can be found by using NovaCat, the University Libraries’ online catalog, or the UN indexes shelved at the end of the UN depository collection. 

UN Online Documents
The Panza Maurer Law Library offers the general public free access to online UN information provided through the depository program, on the same principle of free access that governs the use of printed depository materials.

Access to online United Nations documents is provided via a public workstation with a networked printer, located on the second floor of the Panza Maurer Law Library, in the Circulation/Reserve area.There is a printing charge of 10 cents per page to use this printer. You are not required to present identification in order to use the computer, and no passwords are needed to access any of the UN resources. If you wish to download online United Nations information, you may use your own storage devide (such as a flash or jump drive).

A librarian is available to help you during the Reference assistance hours listed below.  If you do not need help, you may access online United Nations documents on your own.

All Internet use is subject to the University’s Acceptable Use of Computing Resources policy.

Library and Reference Hours

The Law Library and Technology Center is generally open during these hours:

Monday-Thursday   8AM - 12M

Friday-Saturday      8AM - 9PM

Sunday                  8AM - 12M

Reference assistance is generally available during these hours:

Monday-Thursday   9 AM - 12 N; 1 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday                    9 AM - 12 N; 1 PM - 6 PM

Sunday                   12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

You may also call the Reference Desk at 954-262-6201, or send an email to

Librarian Profile

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Becka Rich
(954) 262-6237 (voice)