Special Materials

EU i (European Info)

EU i (European Info)
The EU i is an information center which the European Commission has established in about 500 universities or research institutions around the world since 1963 (together with 100 Depositary Libraries), providing publications and documents on the EU to support education and research regarding the integration of Europe. Most of the EU i centers are located in Europe, while in Japan 18 have been established in universities, together with the EU Depositary Library established in the National Diet Library.
The EU i at Doshisha opened in 1976, making it the third to be established in Japan.

The center provides official publications of the European Union, such as the Official Journal, Treaties, annual report, Bulletin of the EU, etc. sent from the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities in Luxembourg. It is open to the general public, as well as to students, faculty and researchers, as the EU i seeks to promote an understanding of the EU across the broader community.
Japan and the EU have organized an event, Friendship Week, each year since 2001 to promote mutual understanding of the societies and cultures of Japan and EU countries.
The EU i at Doshisha University provides a user guide which outlines the EU publications, as well as guidance on how to search for information.

Doshisha University European Information Center User's Guide[PDF 1.7MB]


Anyone is welcome to visit the center. Please contact the reception counter of Imadegawa Library.
Please note: The materials are not for loan. Only reference and photocopying services are available.

Opening Hours

Opening hours are consistent with those of the Imadegawa Library, except that the center closes 20 minutes before the library closing time.
Imadegawa Library Calendar

Reference Service

A reference service on the EU is available from Monday to Friday.
  • For inquiries and questions about the content of the materials, please contact by FAX or e-mail.
  • Please make each inquiry/question specific. If you know the material number or the decree number, etc., please specify.
  • If the item for inquiry/question is written in English, please write it as written in the material.


Coin-operated self-service copiers inside of the library are available.
Please contact the Information if you do not have a library card.
Off-campus requests for photocopying services
The center accepts off-campus photocopying requests by fax, postal mail or e-mail.
Photocopied material will be mailed to the requester at 50 yen for black & white and 150 yen for color per page.
Please pay copy and postage fees by postal transfer (using the enclosed payment slip) or postage stamps.
Those affiliated with the university may apply via the university library.
When making a request, please write the name, number and specific content of the material you wish to have photocopied. If you’re not aware of this information, please inquire by fax in advance.

Contact address

Public transportation is recommended as parking is not available.

Access to the centerThe center is located in the Imadegawa Library of Doshisha University, a few minutes’ walk from Imadegawa Station on the Karasuma Line of Kyoto City Subway (10 minutes’ ride from Kyoto Station).
Public transportation is recommended as parking is not available.
Contact UsKarasuma-higashi-iru, Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 602-8580
Department of Public and Technical Services (Library / IMADEGAWA)
Telephone : +81-75-251-3980
Fax : +81-75-251-3058
E-mail : ji-edc@mail.doshisha.ac.jp


The following items link to external websites.

The Delegation of the European Union to Japan (external website)
provides the latest information about the EU as a whole, as well as details on the current relationship between the EU and Japan.

The European Commission (external website)
provides a wide range of information, which includes the activities, institutions, policies, treaties, legislation and press releases of the EU. (The EU currently has 24 official languages.)