European Documentation Centre
Two libraries at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Biblioteca Universitária João Paulo II in Lisbon and Biblioteca do Paraíso in Porto) have the status of European Documentation Centre (EDC), which results in the provision of services and specialized information resources produced by the European Union official institutions. In addition to official publications, the EDC contains various European-related texts, monographs, and magazines.
With the primary objective of supporting the academic community in the promotion and development of activities, studies, and scientific production in European matters, it also aims to stimulate the surrounding community by ensuring greater and more transparent knowledge of the policies and activities of the European Union, thereby bringing the citizen closer to the institutions of the Community. Consequently, all resources and services are accessible to schools of various educational levels, public and private institutions, businesses, and citizens in general.