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Digitised EUI collections

The EUI collections that have have been digitised so far are:

Even though the copyright law currently in place forbids the Library from doing a massive digitisation of older materials, including out of print publications, the Library has either digitised what was somehow already in the public domain or in agreement with copyright holders. 

Diplomatic Documents

This collection is dealing with printed Foreign Relations Documents published by some European countries and the USA. Diplomatic Documents are available as books and microforms in the EUI Library. Some series of documents are accessible within remote databases subscribed by the EUI and in remote public websites.

EUI Published PhD theses

EUI PhD theses are often published as books by their authors, and the Library purchases these books in paper or electronic form. Check out the published theses under the collection Published EUI PhD theses.
Cadmus, the EUI research repository, also lists published theses.

European Documentation Centre

Given the European emphasis of the research carried out in the EUI the EDC naturally forms a pivotal part of the Library.

Gift Collections

Book donations are dealt with in three different ways: Open Access collections, off-site storage and discarded material.

Goldsmiths' Kress Library of Economic Literature

This collection is a combination of the contents of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Graduate School of Business Administration in Boston.

Law Reports

The Law Reports collection is a selection of the most important reports of case law and legislation.


The microforms collection contains more than 250,000 documents, and is still growing even though more material is now accessible electronically.

United Nations Documents

The Library has extensive holdings in microform format of United Nations documents and subscribes to the online database UN Treaty Collection.

Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU)

The HAEU has a specialised library on the history of European integration after 1945. All the titles can be found directly in the EUI Library Catalogue. Works in this collection have location "Historical Archives Library", and the shelf number starting with "ARCHV."


Page last updated on 28 September 2021

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