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European Union Depository

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The UALR Ottenheimer Library is the only European Union (EU) depository in the State of Arkansas.

This unique status allows the Library to receive one copy of most EU publications. The official publications contain information ranging from policy developments in all sectors of EU activity to statistics on trade, demographics, agriculture, transportation, energy, and economic indicators.

Locating European Union Agency Publications

All European Union materials held in the UALR Ottenheimer Library can be searched through the online catalog. Nearly all of the European Union collection is shelved using Library of Congress (LC) call numbers, and is interfiled with the circulating collection on the fourth and fifth floors. 

Of late, a steadily increasing number of European Union agency publications are only being released in electronic format. These can be searched and access through the EU Bookshop, the official website of the European Union Publications Office.

Recommended Websites

Europa: Gateway to the European Union - General information on how the EU works, what it does and how the budget is spent. Find facts, figures, graphs, slides on all aspects of the EU. Learn more about the treaties that lay down the ground rules for how the EU operates.

Council of the European Union - The Council is the main decision-making body of the European Union.  Membership, news, votes, and numerous other pieces of information can be found on the home page.

European Parliament - The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. Parliament plays an active role in drafting legislation which has an impact on the daily lives of its citizens. Parliament also has joint power with the Council over the annual budget of the European Union

The Court of Justice of the European Union The Court constitutes the judicial authority of the European Union and, in cooperation with the courts and tribunals of the Member States, it ensures the uniform application and interpretation of European Union law.  


For more detailed assistance on researching the European Union, consult the European Union guide.