The World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) libraries work together to provide information services and resources to World Bank Group and IMF staff.

Limited services are provided to visitors and external researchers.

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WBG & IMF Staff

Most of the Library Network's electronic resources are not available from outside the World Bank or IMF networks. WB Group and IMF Staff should access the internal Library Network website to gain full access to resources.

Staff in remote offices, travelling, or working from home should use their organization's standard remote access procedures.

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Non-Staff, Retirees & Visitors

Retirees and spouses of WB Group and IMF staff may visit most libraries without an appointment. In general, the libraries are not open to external visitors but you may check with individual libraries.

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Joint Bank-Fund Library physical space

The Library Network offers a variety of resources to staff and outside visitors.

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Borrowing library materials

Several of the Network Libraries participate in inter-library loan (ILL). If you are affiliated with a university or other organization with an in-house library, check with them about borrowing materials.

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About the WBG & IMF

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