The European Documentation Centre (EDC) in Taylor Library receives studies, reports, journals and pamphlets on a wide range of subjects from the Publications Office of the European Union as part of its contract with the European Commission. All material received in hard copy is catalogued and added to Primo. However in addition to providing hard copies to EDCs the Publications Office also provides free access to material electronically via the EU Bookshop.
Increasingly, there is a move to electronic only publishing so there are thousands of titles freely available on the EU Bookshop which do not appear on Primo. Subjects include the economy, energy, the environment, law, trade and transport.
Check it out.
If however you still can’t find what you are looking for – do it the old fashioned way and visit us in person at the EDC Office and we’ll help you find the material you need.
This free card is allows EU citizens to access state-provided healthcare while on holiday in the EU countries plus Iceland Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. That’s Social Europe‘s promotional video for it above.
An app containing lots of useful information on how to use the card and what it covers is available from the App Store (for iPhone owners), Google Play (for Android users) and the Windows Marketplace (for those with phones running Windows)
Going on holiday soon? This handy leaflet from the EU Bookshop has lots of useful information and tips for those planning a trip in Europe. Topic covered include driving, taking your pet, using your mobile phone and accessing healthcare. Free PDFs are available in over 20 different European languages.
Update: We have some physical copies of the leaflet in the EDC office so if you’re in the vicinity of Taylor Library, pop up and pick one up!
The European Union Explained is a series of brief publications that explain what the EU does in different policy areas. Subjects include climate action, energy, environment, food safety, public health, research and innovation, trade and transport.
Copies are available from the free leaflets display next to the EDC Office in the Taylor Library, so come and pick some up!
New publications are constantly being added to the EU Bookshop on a huge variety of subjects. One such publication that may be of interest to students who wish to go on to work or study in Europe is a new guide to Europass:
Europass is a portfolio of 5 documents developed by the European Commission to support EU citizens’ mobility by making job seekers’ skills and qualifications easily understood in Europe. It includes the Europass CV.
New publications are constantly being added to the EU Bookshop on a huge variety of subjects . they are mostly authored by EU institutions or individuals endorsed by them. PDFs and E-books of EU Bookshop titles are free to download and there are around 190,000 to choose from!
Below are a few examples that may be of interest to law students: