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European Documentation Centre

The Centre is a major source of information and expertise about the institutions, activities and policies of the European Union (EU), the countries of Europe, and the wider Europe.

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Opening hours

All our libraries are closed from 17:00 Tuesday 17 March until further notice.
Enquiry services will be managed via Ask a Librarian live chat and email between 09:00 and 21:00, Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 17:00 at weekends.
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2019-20


The European Documentation Centre (EDC), located in the Aberconway Guest Study Centre. Its primary function is to aid the academic study of European integration and the growing European dimension in other academic disciplines. Cardiff EDC is open to students and researchers from all institutions in the region. In addition, the wider public in South Wales is welcome to make full use of the Centre.

Cardiff EDC aims to:

  • provide information about all aspects of the European Union and the countries of Europe in a professional and non-partisan way
  • encourage debate about the EU and awareness of the European dimension in our lives
  • give the public the opportunity to communicate their views to the EU in the form of questions, suggestions and response to consultations.


  • All areas of the Aberconway Guest Study Centre are accessible for wheelchair users
  • There are accessible toilet facilities in the building
  • Low level enquiry desk

European Documentation Centre enquiries

+44 (0)29 2087 4262

Library location

Guest Building
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU