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About the Library

Research at the Institute is supported by a first class Library in the Social Sciences, and a team of experienced librarians and information specialists.

The EUI Library is a ‘hybrid’ library, comprising both traditional resources – books, documents and journals on paper or in microform – and digital resources. The collections include more than 2,000 current printed journals and approximately half a million volumes in law, economics, history and civilization, and political and social sciences, with a special focus on Europe. Most of the Library’s holdings are on open shelving.

Via the catalogue, the Library provides electronic access to more than 13,000 full text e-journals, over 435,000 e-books, numerous databases and networked CD-ROMs.
The Library has the Status of European Documentation Centre (EDC), an official depository of EU publications and documents.

Users have a range of services at their disposal: on-demand acquisition of books, generous lending policies, fast document delivery services and interlibrary loan facilities, personal assistance and numerous training sessions. In addition to the Library’s 50 computers, users can access the EUI network with their personal laptops via LAN and WiFi connections.  

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