European Documentation Centre (EDC) / United Nations Depository Library
Opening hours / Location
The EDC/UN Depository Library is accessible Monday to Friday 9.00 am until 12.00 am without advance announcement. Individual appointments can be made if you cannot manage to come within the regular opening hours.
The EDC/UN Depository Library stack room is located on the 3rd floor, area 2.
If you want to consult our EU/UN collection please call at the information desk (ground floor, service counter).
A member of our EDC/UN Depository Library team will accompany you to the stack room and fetch the requested documents from the shelves.
Contact / Scope of service
|Specialist for EU documents||Ms Wüstefeld|
|Specialist for UN documents||Ms Donaj|
|Contact||Phone: ++49(0)234 - 32 -26461 / -26929 / -26945
E-mail to EDC/UN Depository Library team
Scope of service:
- We provide you with information about internet portals, databases and printed bibliographies.
- We help you with searching for primary and secondary sources.
- If we do not hold the requested document, we will assist you with getting the material from other libraries, documentation centres or UN deposits.
If you announce your visit to our staff, they will be able to do some preparatory work.
Holdings of the European Documentation Centre
We are depository library of the European Union. Therefore we receive publications from the Publications Office in Luxemburg as well as documents issued by the bodies of the European Union.
In our EU Documentation Centre you will find shelfmark YEA-YED and ZEA-ZED and various uncatalogued material (e.g. COM or CEDEFOP documents). All these publications are not borrowable. On request, our staff will decide whether an exception can be made.
A small number of journals and serials are displayed in the open stacks. Shelf marks of all catalogued material can be found in the RUBopac.
An ever-increasing number of EU monographs and periodicals is published free of charge on the internet. Our staff will help you with locating the files.
Holdings of the United Nations Depository Library
We have been depository library of the United Nations since 1975 (print plus deposit - former full deposit). Among others we receive
- "Official Records" of the main UN bodies
- Many "Sales Publications"
- "United Nations Treaty Series"
- "Masthead Documents", i.e., working papers of the UN bodies
Largely independent institutions like UNICEF or UNCTAD deliver part of their publications on a voluntary basis.
All these publications are not borrowable. On request, our staff will decide whether an exception can be made.