European Documentation Centre

European Documentation Centre
About the EDC


The European Documentation Centre (EDC) is part of the Europe Direct Information Network established by the European Commission to ensure that information about the work and policies of the European Union is available to all its citizens.

EDCs are collections of material published and deposited by the European Union in academic institutions throughout the Member States. There are around 30 centres based in UK University Libraries.

Please do listen to our Introduction to the EDC Podcast, or read our EDC Library Guide for more information. We also have a blog - EDC Information Update - where we post regularly on EU activity, publications of interest, EU related events, and general library notifications. 

The EDC at the University of Aberdeen is located on King's Campus in the Taylor Library, Taylor Building Block C (building number 20 on the campus map) and is open to the general public.


Contact Details:

Ross McClure, 
Senior Information Assistant

Taylor Library & European Documentation Centre 
Dunbar Street 
Aberdeen, AB24 3UB

Tel: (01224) 273334 or (01224) 272601 
Fax: (01224) 273892 
Website: European Documentation Centre

European Union Web Links

This is the official site of the European Union and is an access point to the activities, policies, institutions and agencies of the EU.

The Institutions


  • Eur-lex 
    The official portal for EU Law. Have a look at our library guide to EUR-Lex here.

  • Legislative Procedures 
    Follow a legislative proposal from its launch to the adoption of the final Act

Statistical Information

  • Eurostat 
    Statistics on the EU and candidate countries

Further Resources