The EDC & its collection
European Documentation Centres are neutral collections of official publications of the European Union, which are open to the public, and usually housed in academic libraries. There are EDCs throughout the EU. EDC status entitles the host library to receive one copy free of charge of most significant publications and documents of the EU. There are over 40 EDCs in the UK.
The Bodleian Library has been an EDC since 1963.
You will find it on lower floor of the Bodleian Law Library, next to the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer IT Room.
The EDC contains the official publications of the European Union:
Legislation and law reports
Treaties, regulations, directives, decisions
Proposals for new legislation
Documents generated during the legislative process
European Parliament debates – now only on-line
The case law of the European Court of Justice
Commission reports on all aspects of the EU
Council reports on institutional matters
European Parliament reports
General statistics; economy and finance
Population and social conditions
Energy and industry
Agriculture, forestry and fishery
Services and transport
Journals and newsletters are filed at the end of each subject division.
Please click on the blue tab above called EDC shelf marks for further information on the subject arrangement.