Support for the European Union Collection

The European Union Collection contains the major documents of the European Commission and European Parliament. It is located on Level 7 and staff here are happy to help you with any enquiry relating to the European Union.

Phone: 0141-330-6740
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Head of Unit: Kirsteen Valenti

College Librarian

Kirsteen Valenti - 0141-330-6735 - Room 610 (Level 6)

I am the College Librarian responsible for the European Union Collection. You are welcome to contact me for advice on how to find information for your assignments, projects or dissertations.



The University of Glasgow Library has been an European Documentation Centre (EDC) since 1964, and is the only one in the West of Scotland. European Documentation Centres are depositories of official publications of the European Union. EDC status entitles the host library to receive one copy of important publications from the EU. The collection includes:

  • Legislation - full texts of all directives, regulations, treaties etc, and any subsequent amendments.
  • Proposed legislation - all stages of EU legislation, from the Commission's initial COM document to the Council's final approval, and all stages of consultation along the way.
  • Background information - including full Commission reports, and a range of the Commission's free publications.
  • Statistics - a range of statistical information from EUROSTAT, on all aspects of EU affairs.

We can provide guidance on accessing information via the internet. The EDC also offers access to a number of EU databases. Please contact for details.

Contact Us

For visitors who wish access to the European Union collection - please complete & return the EDC Access Form