Ask your local library to request a publication for you from the Library and e-Resources.
You may also wish to consult publications in the Library's reading room.
Use Find-eR to search the Library's print and electronic collections. Some publications will be freely available with the full text online.
See information about interlibrary loans.
External readers may request access to the reading room in Brussels and Luxembourg. Our external users include: university students, academic staff, and civil servants from Member States.
The European Commission Library only meets requests for loans submitted by recognised libraries and documentation services.
The Library does not lend any material to individuals directly. Individuals who wish to borrow or use Library and e-Resources material outside the Library building should contact their institution's library or public library to arrange the loan of the material on their behalf.
Most of the print books may be borrowed. The Library does not lend material restricted to library use only or in high demand from our own users.
Periodicals cannot be loaned. The Library can supply copies of articles from periodicals subject to copyright legislation whenever the terms and conditions in the license agreements allow it. Photocopy requests must comply with current copyright regulations and be of a non-commercial nature.
E-books cannot be loaned due to licensing restrictions.
The European Commission Library accepts requests sent via email.
Books: Title, author, publication year, call number of the item
Articles: Publication title, year, issue; article details: pages, author, call number of the item.
Material lent to libraries generally has a maximum loan period of six weeks.
The European Commission Library only accepts payment from institution's library or public library with IFLA Vouchers.
There is no charge for loans to European Documentation Centres.