Since 1972, the library of the Europa-Institut has been one of over 40 European Documentation Centers (EDC) in Germany, which are part of a Europe-wide network of 656 documentation centers.
The European Documentation Cente
• provides comprehensive information material from and about the European Union
• helps with literature research and the acquisition of the required information
• it offers training in the use of EU databases.
Please contact our library team.
The EU institutions provide numerous databases and electronic document registers.
Fields of activity of the European Union
Cordis (research information service)
Curia (research information service)
Eur-Lex (legal acts of the EU)
EuroVoc (mehrsprachiger Thesaurus der Europäischen Union)
HUDOC (European Court of Human Rights)
OEIL (EP, Legislative Observatory)
EU Open Data Portal (access to open data of the European Union)
PreLex (Status of legislative procedures)
Rapid (Press releases of the Commission)
Abbreviations and glossaries
Europa-Lexikon (Federal Government of Germany)
EUABC.com (EU Lexicon of former MEP Jens-Peter Bonde)
Glossary (European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs)
Glossar (Legislative Summary)
GlossaryLinks (Database with approx. 5000 glossaries, European Parliament)
Abbreviations and acronyms (Office for Official Publications)
Terminology resources of EU bodies and agencies
Official documents of the EU institutions
Official Journal of the European Union
Documents of the Economic and Social Committee
Documents of the Committee of the Regions
Press releases of the Commission
Register of the European Commission
Negotiations of the European Parliament
Court of Justice of the European Union
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
Almost all European Union publications are collected in the Central Library of the European Commission. The holdings of the library, founded in 1958, thus offer a historical and current overview of European integration and can be searched via the Central Library Catalog (ECLAS) .
The European Library allows users to search the collections of Europe's national libraries.
The virtual European library provides links to 6 million digital objects such as images, photographs, texts, sound recordings, and videos.
Libraries and archives (EUROPA-Server)
- Library and E-Resources Centre
- European Commission
- European Parliament (European Parliamentary Research Service)
Historical Archives:Europäische Union (EUI); Commission; Parliament
Union catalog of the commission libraries:
EUROLIB (Information on the cooperation of the libraries of the EU institutions)
ArchiDok (database for online documents of EU institutions)
Library opening hours: Mo to Fr 9:00 - 20:00
Sa 11:00 - 17:00
For changes in opening hours see NEWS.
Library of the Europa-Institut
European Documentation Center
Campus Building B2 1
Tel.: +49 (0)681/302-2543 und -6695
Fax: +49 (0)681/302-6698