EU Information in European Documentation Centres’ Collections


How do European Union institutions work? What does the past and future of EU law look like? What role does the EU play in Asia, and how does it relate to NATO? What are the Union’s health and social policies like? How was tourism promoted in Europe in the 1980s, and what was written about Finland’s accession to EU in 1995? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in European Documentation Centres’ collections.

Educarium library has a good collection of print literature for anyone interested in EU matters. On the ground floor you’ll find literature and EU bodies’ publications on different topics, from economy to environment. There are also free publications and leaflets available. 1st floor has statistics, legislation, and court reports, for example from the Court of Justice of the European Communities. In addition, Calonia library depository has e.g. Official Journal from when only the print publication was probative.

The Documentation Centre has received EU bodies’ publications from 1973 onwards. In addition, it has purchased for example research literature. Key publications have been purchased retrospectively, and the valuable collections go back to 1953! New electronic publications published by EU Publications Office are searchable via Volter.

The Documentation Centre also offers help and training in EU information seeking. You can reach our information specialists at You can also meet us at Vähätori on Europe Day event May 9th from 12 to 4 PM.

Created 08.05.2023 | Updated 08.05.2023