The Albert Sloman library was designated a European Documentation Centre (EDC) in 1976. As a 'selective' EDC, it receives the major publications of the European Union together with a selection of official publications related to the University of Essex's main research interests. It does not receive all of the material published by the European Union.
Members of the University and the local community have access to the material in the EDC, although members of the public should contact the EDC librarian before visiting the library to ensure the material they require is available. They should also sign the visitors book on arrival at the library. The Library opening hours can be found at http://libwww.essex.ac.uk/hours.htm
You can check our EDC holdings by using The Library Catalogue and the European Documentation Centre is located on floor 4, arranged under classmark J 280-J 299.
For specialist subject support for the European Documentation Center, please contact the Subject Librarian, Caroline Checkley by email via email@example.com