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Libraries and archives

Libraries of EU institutions

Digital libraries

  • European Commission Libraries Catalogue (ECLAS)

    ECLAS lists the complete library holdings of the European Commission Central Library since 1978

  • Europeana

    Search the 6 million digital items belonging to European cultural collections

  • European Library

    Search the content of Europe’s national libraries by content type or by country

  • EU media libraries

    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

EU archives

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.