*Documentation Service* There are three main functions carried out by the Documentation Service : to buy and record books, pamphlets, annual reports and periodicals from co-operatives all over the world as well as ICA publications; to support the administrative work of the Secretariat and to act as a clearing house for information related to the Eastern and Central European Countries (ECEC). Currently there are over three hundred titles received periodically at the Library. Interesting articles are circulated to the staff and filed in sectoral files. The computerized data base has 1,100 records. Bibliographies on special subjects are issued at the request of staff and outside visitors. The library receives frequent requests for interlibrary loans and provides services to overseas researchers. During the past 4 years the Archives have been extensively used for the preparation of historical books. Collaboration with the Regional Offices was another priority during the last four years. There is a close working relationship between Headquarters and the Regional Office in New Delhi. A common data base has been established and the information on libraries' holdings is regularly exchanged. A meeting of library operators from two regional Offices was conducted in February 1991. During the reporting period the report of a seminar on co-operative legislation in West Africa was produced jointly with the Regional Office in Abidjan and the ILO. Since 1989 the section has been participating actively in the Secretariat's Task Force on East and Central Europe. The information programme developed by the Documentation Section includes the production of reports on development in the ECEC. A report of a seminar on co-operative legislation which took place in Prague in 1990 and compendium of co-op laws in the ECEC were published jointly with the ILO in 1991. Information on East and Central Europe is now a regular feature in ICA News. The documentalist attended regional conferences on agriculture and worker co-operatives in Budapest in March 1990, on co-operative rural banks in Poznan in March 1991, on insurance in Budapest in November 1991, on credit unions in Geneva in February 1992. She also participated in a Research Working Party meeting on Structural Changes in Eastern Europe, in Warsaw in May 1992.