European Community and Associated Institutions Library Cooperative Group

Documents from [1976] to [2009]

Identity Statement

HAEU Reference Code
Extent and Medium

4,1 linear meters; 95 dossiers

Physical Medium

Floppy Disk, Paper, Slide

Reference Archivists

Garbagnati, Barbara


Administrative and Biographical History

EUROLIB stands for "European Community and Associated Institutions Library Cooperative Group". It has been established in 1988 upon the initiative of the Secretary general of the European Parliament, as a following-up of the "Plan of Action for Libraries in the EC" in 1987.
Eurolib was conceived as a more manageable initial version of an European Library and as an action plan for the libraries of the EC Institutions.
Eurolib is concerned with all information on the history and current activities concerning European integrations and EC affairs. Its aims are connected with inter-library collaboration: documents transfer between participating libraries, exchange of cataloguing data, continuing professional education, development of common bibliographic control tools.
Eurolib meetings are hosted twice a year by member Institutions. Responsibility both for the business meetings and the maintenance of the secretariat are carried out by the President elected at a general meeting.

Custodial History

The collection was deposited at the Historical Archives of the European Union in November 2016.

Content and Structure


This collection contains documents relating to Eurolib activity from the establishment in 1988 to 2009. Organised on the basis of Eurolib Presidencies, It consists of chronological series of minutes of the meetings hosted by member Institutions, correspondence between members and files relating to various Eurolib projects.

System of Arrangement

The documents within each dossier are arranged chronologically starting from the most recent, following the original filing system.

Conditions of Access and Use


Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Type of Archival Materials

Map/Drawing, Photograph, Textual

Allied Materials

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