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.

Europe Online

The EU institutions provide numerous databases and electronic document registers.

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)

Libraries :

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
Saarland University
Campus Building B2 1
D-66123 Saarbrücken 

Tel.: +49 (0)681/302-2543 und -6695
Fax:  +49 (0)681/302-6698