Key Message

To make better decisions for tomorrow, it is critical that we effectively manage the wealth of sustainable development knowledge available today. As physical and virtual meeting places of the mind, cultural incubators and spaces for learning, libraries offer some essential ingredients for achieving sustainable development.


Janice Gair· Janice Gair
Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Services

IISD Research Library

Connecting people to knowledge and ideas about sustainable development

What's new in the IISD Research Library?

Tapping into our collective knowledge about people and nature reveals possibilities for a more sustainable future. Much of this knowledge can be found in various forms in print and electronic media, and sourced through the library's database, SD-Cite (

IISD's Research Library specifically locates, organizes and provides access to knowledge about: