Leeds University Library

What is the European Documentation Centre?

The European Commission has created European Documentation Centres (EDCs) at selected universities throughout the world. They are depositories of official EU information for use of staff, students and members of the public.

The University of Leeds has been a designated EDC since 1973. Our EDC contains official publications and documents of the institutions of the European Union, including legislation, proposals, European case law, reports and general publications.

Where is it?

Find the EDC in the Brotherton Library (West building floor 3).

Some older material has been placed in the Library store. You can request them through Search@Library, using the "In store - request here" link (click on the item to view the full record). The turnaround time for requests is usually a minimum of 48 hours (weekdays).

Using the EDC

Although the EDC is primarily a resource for members of the University of Leeds, non-members are also allowed to use it. If you wish to use the EDC, go to the Brotherton Library reception desk and speak to a member of staff.

General information about joining Leeds University Library.

Catalogue and shelf arrangement

The vast majority of material in the EDC is listed in the Search@Library. However, a small percentage of older material is uncatalogued.

Publications are shelved numerically by the unique EDC classification schedule (PDF).

For help using the EDC or finding European information, contact the Official Publications and European Information Officer.