Library in Belgium/France


Aritmar
Hey dudes!

Apart from searching an appropriate LL.M for me, I have to do some research on my PhD - thesis. Despite the fact that I am going to write it in English, I'd like to go to a French speaking country - mainly due to the fact that i really want to speak the language fluently!
In a nutshell: I'm looking for access to a good library with a vast English section in a French speaking country!

At the moment on my list:
ULB (Brussels)
Liège (Lüttich)
Strasbourg
Paris (especially II)

The latter is probably more expensive than the rest. Due to the fact that I want to start asap, a bad precondition!

What do you think? Any other libraries emerging?

Thank you for your remarks!
Hey dudes!

Apart from searching an appropriate LL.M for me, I have to do some research on my PhD - thesis. Despite the fact that I am going to write it in English, I'd like to go to a French speaking country - mainly due to the fact that i really want to speak the language fluently!
In a nutshell: I'm looking for access to a good library with a vast English section in a French speaking country!

At the moment on my list:
ULB (Brussels)
Liège (Lüttich)
Strasbourg
Paris (especially II)

The latter is probably more expensive than the rest. Due to the fact that I want to start asap, a bad precondition!

What do you think? Any other libraries emerging?

Thank you for your remarks!

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Aritmar
Nearly 100 views and not even one reply?

Come on, have a try! ;)

I'm looking forward to going to the campus at the Liège university... anybody knows something about the library facilites there?

thank you,

Andy
Nearly 100 views and not even one reply?

Come on, have a try! ;)

I'm looking forward to going to the campus at the Liège university... anybody knows something about the library facilites there?

thank you,

Andy
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Hello,

There is a big library at the University of Liège (ULg) and . Anyway, you can check by yourself online (free and no psw) if the available books look like what you are looking for :
http://www.graulich.ulg.ac.be/ (gen website) and for the online research tool, just click on the white square "source".

Good work,

Hof.
Hello,

There is a big library at the University of Liège (ULg) and . Anyway, you can check by yourself online (free and no psw) if the available books look like what you are looking for :
http://www.graulich.ulg.ac.be/ (gen website) and for the online research tool, just click on the white square "source".

Good work,

Hof.
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phiphil
Hey,

As a Belgian student I would recommend the Library in Leuven.. it may be in the Dutch section of Belgium, but it has every book you might be looking for, in Dutch, French, English, ..... Look on the website to search for your books!

http://www.law.kuleuven.be/lib/
Hey,

As a Belgian student I would recommend the Library in Leuven.. it may be in the Dutch section of Belgium, but it has every book you might be looking for, in Dutch, French, English, ..... Look on the website to search for your books!

http://www.law.kuleuven.be/lib/
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Toré
To speak frankly, I have not visited each and every library you list.

I can only say that the law library of the Univeristy of Liege has an important number of items with an fairly decent part of them written in English and focusing on EU law. Additionnaly, the electronic tool (vpn) of the library offers access only to many international journals.

The library of the University of Brussels is good, but the law library is crap: it is dirty and the available books focus mostly on Belgian law only.

I don't know the library of Leuven, but be careful: it is in the Flemish part of the country. The University of Leuven is maybe not the best place to improve your French.

The best library I know (my all times favourite !) is the library of the EU Commission, in Brussels. It is available to any student who introduce an application to access to the collections. The library is incredibly cosy, the staff is helpful and the number of available books is impressive (in English as well as in French).
(Furthermore, the sandwiches sold at the café ther are delicious and incredibly cheap.)

Now, the bad news is: the Commission is not an University ;-p
So, I would say: choose the University of Liège, and additionally go do your researches at the library of the Commission once a week. You only need a good hour to go to Brussels from Liège in train.

I hope you will find this comment helpful !
To speak frankly, I have not visited each and every library you list.

I can only say that the law library of the Univeristy of Liege has an important number of items with an fairly decent part of them written in English and focusing on EU law. Additionnaly, the electronic tool (vpn) of the library offers access only to many international journals.

The library of the University of Brussels is good, but the law library is crap: it is dirty and the available books focus mostly on Belgian law only.

I don't know the library of Leuven, but be careful: it is in the Flemish part of the country. The University of Leuven is maybe not the best place to improve your French.

The best library I know (my all times favourite !) is the library of the EU Commission, in Brussels. It is available to any student who introduce an application to access to the collections. The library is incredibly cosy, the staff is helpful and the number of available books is impressive (in English as well as in French).
(Furthermore, the sandwiches sold at the café ther are delicious and incredibly cheap.)

Now, the bad news is: the Commission is not an University ;-p
So, I would say: choose the University of Liège, and additionally go do your researches at the library of the Commission once a week. You only need a good hour to go to Brussels from Liège in train.

I hope you will find this comment helpful !
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Aritmar
Indeed, your comment was very enlightening!
Sounds good, using the library in Liège and being in a one-hour distance to Brussels.

I already asked for access to the library there, but unfortunately still waiting for a reply!

I'm ready to go!!!

So far,

Aritmar
Indeed, your comment was very enlightening!
Sounds good, using the library in Liège and being in a one-hour distance to Brussels.

I already asked for access to the library there, but unfortunately still waiting for a reply!

I'm ready to go!!!

So far,

Aritmar
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Toré
Well, I don't know how you have applied for access to the EU library, but there are two solutions:

-you can apply (by post) for a one-year access card
-or you can phone, one day for the next, and ask for a one day access (this is a quicker procedure than the first).

Cheers
Well, I don't know how you have applied for access to the EU library, but there are two solutions:

-you can apply (by post) for a one-year access card
-or you can phone, one day for the next, and ask for a one day access (this is a quicker procedure than the first).

Cheers
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