The European Documentation Centre (EDC) can be found on Level 3 of the Hartley Library. It contains official publications and documents of the institutions of the European Union, including legislation, proposals, reports and general publications which are divided up into two main sections: periodicals and monographs. All the material held in the EDC is Reference Only so can only be used in the library.
The printed EDC materials are recorded on the library catalogue and the locations have the prefix EDC.
Very little printed material is now added to the EDC as most public documents from the European Union are freely available via the Europa website.
Europa is the official website of the European Union with documents in all the languages of the EU. Below are a few of the useful areas which can be found on this portal.
Europa can sometimes be difficult to navigate so if you already know of a particular document you want to find, a general search engine such as Google is a quick and effective way to find information. To ensure you only get relevant information when searching with Google, go to Advanced Search and put europa.eu into 'Search within a site or domain', this will limit your results to Europa pages only.