Digital Library & European Documentation Centre

In the Digital Library you have direct access to the online catalog and the electronic full-text offerings (subject databases, journals, etc.).

Europe on the Internet provides access to the databases and electronic document registers of the institutions of the European Union and numerous other European institutions.

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Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Do you have any questions: +49 681 302 6695 or

For accessibility and service in the campus libraries of Saarland University, see the handouts of the libraries (Saarland University (


  • Reference library
  • Open access library
  • Open to the public during opening hours


  • Admission is limited to 15 people
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep your distance
  • Please register during your stay
  • Please register during your stay


  • Book scanner
  • Copier
  • Printer
  • Workstations (Wifi)
  • Whiteboards
  • Cip pool

Information on the use and accessibility of the library:

  • Limited borrowing and scanning available
  • If possible, use your own terminal devices (scanning and research)
  • Workstations: only by appointment 0681 302 6695 or and only for examination and master candidates of the Europa-Institut


The library was founded together with the Institute in 1951 at Saarland University. The holdings of the Europa-Institut library include hybrid legal publications from the subject areas of European and international law.

  • Users have access to a helpful and competent library team, which assists with literature searches and obtaining the information they need
  • Library tours in German and English for students.
  • Course on information literacy (currently online) Introduction of students:
    • into research in electronic library catalogs the legal and European databases
    • into scientific work
  • The bright and quiet reading rooms with their workstations equipped with WLAN allow students to reserve their own workstation and work in a concentrated manner.
  • Three rooms equipped with whiteboards are available for group work.
  • In addition, students and guests of the Europa-Institut can work on the computers in the foyer of the library and research on the Internet.
  • Lending is restricted: Books can only be borrowed by students of the Europa-Institut: 1 hour before library closing time. Books must be returned on the following opening day by 10:00 a.m. at the latest! Only books with a white signature label (textbooks and journals cannot be borrowed).

Do you have any questions:
0681 / 302 6695 or