ECMI Library: Serving the ECMI staff and the wider public
The ECMI Library is an independent collection of books, journals, and grey literature of more than 3,000 items covering many aspects of minority issues. The highly specialized collection offers public access to a variety of materials in more than twenty languages on interethnic relations, language and cultural diversity issues and ethnic conflict in Europe.
The Library includes a useful reference section and a considerable number of published and unpublished reports, and is especially strong in the area of minority protection with regards to international law. The ECMI Library is also unique in that it includes an ever-growing number of annual reports of Ombudsman offices around the world, which provide insight into the human rights situation in many countries. Current periodical and newspaper subscriptions reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ECMI research, and reference services are provided both in-house and for the general public.
What does the ECMI Library offer online?
The ECMI Online Public Access Library Catalogue (OPAC) allows researchers to search by title, author, or keyword. Many of our non-English language resources are listed with their titles translated to English, including brief English summaries. Should you not find the materials you need in the catalogue, the Gateway to World Libraries provides direct links to highly useful and relevant library catalogues in order to assist in your efforts. If you require further help, the Ask a Librarian service provides remote assistance, wherever in the world you are! Our librarian usually answers emails within 24 hours. The Enriched Link Database provides a list of carefully monitored, categorized links with information about the contents of each link, including its institutional affiliations and whether or not it includes downloadable texts, relevant statistics, and government documents.
How to find the ECMI Library?
The ECMI Library is accessible to staff, students and the general public at the:
Resources from the ECMI catalogue are not available to be borrowed, but can be consulted in the Reading rooms on the following days:
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
For any other inquiries, please ask the librarian