Dear Ms. XX,
The procedure for a library pass is the following: the interested party needs to fill out an
application form and supply a letter of recommendation in support of the research. If the needed
material is not available in a UN depository library (the list of depository libraries is posted at:
http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/deplib/countries/), the application is approved and sent to UN
Security. UN Security checks the application and, if approval is granted, instructs the Pass Office
to issue a library pass for the applicant.
The issuance of a library pass is independent of NGO status or any other status. There has been
no change in the library pass policy in general; however, please be advised that, as a
consequence of the September 11 attacks, no library passes are being issued for the time being
while the security situation at the UN is being studied.