Welcome to the Europa-Institut Library which has been one of 50 European Documentation Centers (EDC) in Germany since 1972.


Reduced operating hours

From 27.03.2017 until 17.03.2017 the library will have reduced operating hours.

This means, we will open workdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Saturday is closed.

Library Cooperation Workshop


The librarians of all faculties of the SEE | EU Cluster of Excellence met at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University to discuss their future cooperation. Besides fruitful discussions about new developments in library management, they visited the new founded library of the Max-Planck-Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law for new impressions.

You can find more pictures here.


Malta takes presidency of the Council of the European Union

Malta now holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of the year. Next in line will be the Republic of Estonia in Juli 2017.


The  ninth  negotiating  round  took  place  in  New  York  (20 - 24  April). The  negotiating sessions  encompassed  a  very  broad  range  of  subjects with  a  view  to consolidate the work  in  all three  pillars  of  the  negotiations.  The round focused particularly  on  the regulatory and rules pillars


"Sie denken schon wie Europäer: Universitätsprofessor beantwortet Oberstufenschülern Fragen zur Europäischen Union"

Artikel in der Saarbrücker Zeitung zum Besuch mehrerer Oberstufenklassen im Rahmen des Jean Monnet Programms

School Education Gateway

Informationen über die europäische Bildungspolitik, Nachrichten, Trends, Fachartikel, nationale Initiativen, Maßnahmen für Schulen, interaktive Bereiche, bewährte Verfahren aus Bildungsprojekten und weiteren Ressourcen, für Schulen und Lehrkräfte

Agence Europe - News

This International Press Agency publishes news about activities of the European Union and its institutions. (password protected) (please contact the information desk at the library of the Europa-Institut, Saarland University)

Beck e-library now available

Beck e-library

DiRT - Digital Research Tools

DiRT - Digital Research Tools

Nomos eLibrary

Link zu Nomos eLibrary

New Acquisitions

List of New Acquisitions

New ebooks

New acquisitions ebooks


CURIA: Electronic Reports of Cases

"The publication arrangements for the Electronic Reports of Cases are changing.

From now on, the Reports will be published only electronically and the paper version will no longer appear.

The new publication arrangements apply to the case-law of the Court of Justice and the General Court with effect from 2012, and to the case-law of the Civil Service Tribunal with effect from 2010. The case-law will be published on line in monthly sets from April 2014."

QR-Codes at Europa-Instituts Library - just take a photo

A selection of our eBooks can be downloaded directly to your smart phone, Ipad, laptop with the QR Code. For more information just click here.

Interlibrary Loan: revised authentication

The Interlibrary loan system has changed: no more tans are needed to place a interlibrary loan. They have been replaced by a personal authentication system: you need only your reader pass user number and the belonging password.
The costs of 1,50 Euro per medium will be paid via the library account of the user (when you pick up the publication at the university library).

European Sources Online Sources Online,(ESO) the electronic added value European information service for the Cardiff EDC, has now become a free access service accessible to all. ESO helps you to find information on the European Union, the countries of Europe and on issues of concern to european citizens, researchers and stakeholders.

New Books at the Information Desk

New: Europäisches Beihilfenrecht / Birnstiel; Bungenberg; Heinrich (Hrsg.). - 2013

Questions and answers Eu Law 2013  and 2014 / Nigel Foster. - 9th ed. - 2013

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law / ed by Rosenfeld, Michel. - 2013

Oxford Handbook of the World Trade Organization / eb by Amrita Narlikar. - 2012

Online Version of the Official Journal of the EU legally binding from July 2013

The legal provisions of the EU and other publications in the online version of the Official Journal (available on EUR-Lex) are legally binding from July 2013 onwards. (Council Regulation 216/2013 of 07.03.2013)



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DOWNLOAD the EU Treaties as e-books!

Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, accompanied by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

The Euratom Treaty - Consolidated version

Both e-books are FREE and available in the 23 official languages of the European Union. They are in EPUB format, an open e-book format readable on laptops, tablets, e-readers and smartphones, with automatic adaptation of the text to the size of the screen. They can be downloaded from the Council's online bookshop and from EU Bookshop, the EU's interinstitutional online bookshop.


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