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[Last update: 6 December 2011]



Reference code:



Publications of the Council of Europe

Dates of creation of material:

1949 –

Level of description:



440 meters


Cave 7, T50-T72

Name of creator:

Council of Europe

Administrative History:

The Central Library started with the collection in 1989, gathering the relevant material also retrospectively. In 2003 the collection was moved to the Directorate of Communication and Research that offered it to the public via the Infopoint. In addition, in 2005, the Central Archives have started to receive the publications as archival material. In 2007, the Directorate of Communication handed-over its Infopoint collection to the Archives. Since then the publications have been grouped together in one single collection.

This collection includes publications of the Council of Europe from 1949 to the present, covering

- material actually published by the Council of Europe and, after 1992, by the Council of Europe Publishing; as well as
- material commissioned by the Council of Europe from external institutions or publishing houses.

Gaps exist in earlier years.

Publications deal with all activity areas of the Organisation.

Conditions governing access:

By nature, the publications have a public access level. Under certain conditions, loan is possible to Council of Europe employees directly, or to others via the interlibrary loan procedure.

Finding aids:

WebCAT, the online catalogue of the Archives. Selected publications are available in full text via the online repository ArchivalWare.

The publications from 1949 to 2008 are arranged according to large subject areas. As of 2009, publications are organised chronologically by date of publication.

Date of description:

Compiled on 18/06/2009.