Description of the Collection



Reference Code: FrSBCOE

Title: Publications of the Council of Europe

Creation Date: 1949 –

Description Level: collection

Extent: 440 metres

Location: Council of Europe.



Name of Creator: Council of Europe

Administrative History
The Central Library started the collection in 1989 by gathering together all publications produced since 1949. In 2003 the collection was moved to the Directorate of Communication and Research, which made it available via the Infopoint. At the same time, Central Archives started to keep publications as archives. In 2007, the Directorate of Communications transferred its Infopoint collection to the Archives. Since then publications have been grouped together in one single collection.



The collection consists of Council of Europe publications dating from 1949 to the present. It includes works published by the Council of Europe, works published by Council of Europe Publishing (since 1992), and also material that the Council of Europe commissioned external institutions or publishing houses to produce. Some publications from the first few years are missing.

Publications deal with all the Organisation's fields of activity.



Conditions Governing Access
Publications have a public access level. Loans are authorised under certain conditions: direct loans for Council or Europe staff; inter-library loans for other persons.

Finding Aids
Digitised card catalogue (1949-1990) drawn up by Central Archives. To search in the digitised card catalogue, access WebCAT, enter your search term, then choose 'Card catalogue archives' in the library field before clicking on Search.



Publications from 1949 to 2008 are arranged in large subject categories. As of 2009, they are organised chronologically by date of publication.The publications bibliographical records are available in the Archives catalogue.



Date of Description: compiled on 18/06/2009, updated on 9 January 2019.