December 2018 : 

New e-books :

  • Springer, collection "Political Science and International Studies” (years 2017-2019), Law and Criminology (2017-2019), Economics and Finance (2016-2018) : Springerlink
  • Hart (Bloomsbury Publishing) : Hart 2018 Collection

Trial for 3 Dalloz databases till 11/12/2018 :, Dalloz Revues and DallozBibliothèque

March 2018 :

Library Access browser extension (for Google Chrome and Firefox) : off-campus access to read electronic journal articles, e-books and other online material provided by the Library without having to visit the Library website first.

Install the extension for Google Chrome or Firefox and select ‘College of Europe’. A pop-up will appear and notify you when you are on a website that the Library has a subscription for.  Add the 'plugin' to your browser only once. 

    See the video tutorial

    January 2018 :

    "This database provides complete coverage with multidisciplinary, full-text academic journals.  The capacity of content within this resource fully supports scholarly research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and much more".

    November 2017 : 

    E-books of Springer, collection "Political Science and International Relations” (years 2016-2018), can be found on following platform :





    October 2017 :

    The Library is excited to offer free trials to :

    • Springer e-books“Political Science and International Relations” (2016–2018), including monographs and book series as Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics and The European Union in International Affairs
    • UN iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. The database covers topics as agriculture, disarmament, drugs, crime and terrorism, human rights and refugees, international law and justice, international trade and finance, migration, peacekeeping and security,...

    September 2017 :

    The Library is pleased to announce the subscription of 3 new eBook collections for Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) :  Business & Management, Economics & Finance and Political Science. Titles are available via the catalogue and the Oxford Handbooks Platform.

    March 2017 :

    The Library offers access to the following databases : 

    • Kluwer Competition Law : fully searchable collection of primary source materials, news, commentary, and analysis for anyone with an interest in competition law. The specific focus is the EU. Includes 105 books and 3 journals.
    • Kluwer Intellectual Property Law (IP Law) : database with copyright and trademark law over 230 jurisdictions, including 94 books and 1 journal.
    • Kluwer Digital Book Platform - subject EU law : subscription to +/ 150 e-book titles on European Union law.  Select subscribed content (in stead of all) or use the filter "European Union law". The first time you open an e-book, content could be blocked. Disable your browser's pop-up blocker.

    January 2017 :

    The Library has a new subscription to Van Dale Online dictionaries.  Contains Oxford Hachette Online (French-English, English-French), Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus Online, Le Petit Robert and the Van Dale dictionaries English-Dutch, Dutch-English, French-Dutch, Dutch-French, German-Dutch, Dutch-German, Dutch-Spanish, Spanish-Dutch, Italian-Dutch, Dutch-Italian, Portuguese-Dutch, Dutch-Portuguese and Contemporary Dutch.


    December 2016 :

    Ebrary, one of our multidisciplinary databases for e-books upgraded to Ebook Central. The interface is quite similar and you can just sign in to the new platform with your ebrary credentials. Ebook Central is designed with mobile in mind. Access the site from your tablet or phone, and download e-books for offline reading. 

    November 2016 :

    The Library has a new subscription to Politico Pro Europe, a pre-eminent policy news reporting service focusing on European policy and politics. Coverage in 7 policy areas : agriculture and food, energy, financial services, health care, technology, trade, and transport. 

    The database offers the most comprehensive online collection of French language publications in social sciences and humanities. The Bruges library subscribes to Cairn's "Bouquet EcoSocPol" (sciences économiques, sociales et politiques), a package which includes more than 200 journals.

    You can find the journals and articles through or WorldCat Discovery.

    October 2016 :

    The Library has a new online subscription to The Diplomat, an international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region.

    The Bruges library has implemented OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services, a next generation library system to manage both electronic and print collections.

    The new catalogue, with extensive filter possibilities and enrichment content (as book covers, TOCs, abstracts), provides improved access to more digitally available scientific literature - all within a single search interface. Students and staff are now able to search the College’s significant collection on European subjects including print books, e-books, scholarly journals and articles, newspaper articles, theses and more. WorldCat Discovery also allows to explore the resources of other libraries in Europe and worldwide.

    Afbeeldingsresultaat voor ebrary academic image

    August 2016 : 

    The Library has a new subscription to ebrary Academic Law e-books. They can be found and accessed in the Library catalogue.

    February 2016 :

    The Jacques DELORS Institute has opened the personal archives of its founding President for consultation by researchers and observers interested in the history of the European Project, in order to shed light on the European Union today and on how to confront the challenges it faces.

    Some figures on the Jacques Delors Archives – Presidency of the European Commission (1984-1994):

    • 2 000 personal archival files;
    • 10 years of European history;
    • 7 places of consultation in Europe, i.a. College of Europe (upon request)

    Links : inventory of Jacques Delors archives & user agreement 


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