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.More on staff remote access »
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.More on specific visitor policies »
The Joint Bank-Fund Library is closed to outside visitors while the IMF HQ1 building is being renovated. The library is expected to reopen to visitors in fall 2016.
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.Information for librarians »
About the WBG & IMF
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