The library is open to Council staff, trainees, member state delegates and staff of other EU institutions. Researchers and students may also request access.
Explore a wealth of resources on EU policies, law and more in the European Commission Library's print and electronic collections
A grouping of the EU’s institutional libraries that improves the performance of library staff through inter-library contacts and staff exchange
Search the 6 million digital items belonging to European cultural collections
Search the content of Europe’s national libraries by content type or by country
EU institutions offer photo, video and audio coverage of European news for use by broadcasters, news agencies, the written press and anyone requiring material on the EU
Historical archives of EU institutions
NOTE: Each institution and body has its own archives service to manage its documents and files throughout their lifecycle. Access to the EU's historical archives is subject to the 30-year rule, which means that the files are opened to the public 30 years after they were produced.
The Historical Archives of the EU are administered by the European University Institute of Florence. It makes documents from the European Institutions – as well as those of pro-European movements and personalities – available to the public
Material on the Parliament’s legislative and political activity from 1952 until 2009
Records and files dating back to 1964
Opinions, records of meetings and plenary sessions, and regulations
Monthly insight into the activities of the European Commission and the EU’s other institutions from 1994 to 2009.