As a specialised European Documentation Centre, the ZBW collects and indexes all EU publications relevant to economics and offers support for literature searches relating to European economic topics.

European Documentation Centres are part of the EuropeDirect information network of the European Commission. They were established to foster research and study of the European integration process and to improve local access to EU publications. They support researchers, students and the general public in the search for EU publications and provide documents and official publications of the EU free of charge.