The library has a
collection of 8000 books and subscribes to over fourteen
journals. The library thus supplies information above
all on law, economics, political science, sociology,
psychology, philosophy, natural sciences, technology
and general history. By providing a comprehensive range
of literature encompassing all the various opinions
and trends in society, the library aims to provide members
and staff with a good basis of knowledge on which to
analyze issues objectively and reach informed decisions.
In addition to the books, almost half of the library’s
stocks consist of literature which is not available
commercially, such as official publications.
indexing system is designed specifically to ensure easy
access and is based with themes dealt with in Parliament.
In addition to its lending services the library also
provides a comprehensive information service for parliament.
Here, great importance is attached to high quality individual
advice and assistance to users. Most of the work carried
out by the library staff consists responding to users’
enquiries on specific subjects, checking statistical
and biographical data and legal sources, providing biographical
information, supplying material for draft speeches and
sourcing literary quotes.
|The library also carries out literature
searches and downloads information from the Internet for
general information use. All information is, of course
supplied over the telephone as well.