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EU's Strategic Compass for Security and Defence: Discover more

The EU is moving forward on common security and defence. This Library guide gathers the best available resources on the topic.



Eureka is the main information point about resources and services from the Council Library, there you can:

  • Search and browse the library's collections, not only books and journals but also databases, book chapters, articles, references... physical and online.
  • Reserve books and renew your loans
  • Save searches, set alerts, save your favourites...

Please visit this Library guide to know more about how to use Eureka

Ebook Central

The Council library manages licences in order to provide direct access to as many ebooks as possible.
You can easily find the links to our ebooks by consulting Eureka.
You will recognise them when you see this:

This way the library makes it easy for you to discover the titles of this collection. In addition, on the Ebook Central platform, you can request access to selected ebooks via a built-in form. We now use a single sign-on authentication service called OpenAthens® that enables access to subscription-based electronic resources both inside and outside the GSC network.

For more information, please consult the Library Guide : "Ebooks: How to & tips" or  Contact the Council Library.

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The Library guides contain a selection of relevant resources from the online Eureka catalogue of the Council Libraries. They also contain titles beyond our collections, including open-access publications and websites. The Library guides do not necessarily represent the positions, policies or opinions of the Council of the European Union or the European Council.