Access for Non-Staff, Retirees & Visitors

Below are specific policies and procedures for different categories of non-staff and visitors:

All categories of non-staff and visitors have access to Library Search which is available online at http://imf-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=01TIMF_INST_V1. Access does not include any of our licensed electronic resources, which are available only to current staff of the World Bank Group and IMF for research and operational use.


External Visitors

Which Libraries Allow External Visitors

  • Joint Bank-Fund Library is closed to visitors.
  • World Bank Group Library is closed to visitors.
  • For visitor policies of other libraries in the Network, please contact the libraries directly.

Retirees of WB Group and IMF

Library Access

Most Library Network facilities are open to retirees of the IMF and the World Bank Group during regular library hours. Materials may be used in the libraries and photocopied. To gain admittance to the building and the library, retirees must have their Fund or Bank ID cards.

Borrowing

The Joint Bank-Fund Library and the World Bank Group Library extend borrowing privileges to retirees. The terms and conditions of borrowing are listed below.

  • Retirees are entitled to borrow a maximum of five (5) books or items for a period of two (2) weeks without renewal privileges.
  • The retiree must have a permanent domicile address in the Washington metropolitan area.
  • The retiree must register a daytime contact telephone number and home or work address with the Library system.
  • Items on loan may be recalled at any time if requested by a staff member, and the retiree must return the recalled item(s) within 24 hours of notification.
  • All items must be returned by hand to the Library.
  • All items must be returned before the retiree leaves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Periodicals, reference items, and other materials available for loan to Bank or Fund staff for less than two (2) weeks may not be borrowed by retirees.
  • For lost items the staff member must pay in full the invoice cost plus a $25 handling fee.
  • Interlibrary Loan service is not available to retirees.

Research

  • Our services support staff's business activities. Because of copyright and licensing agreements, Library staff will search and download items from electronic resources only for active staff.
  • Library access and borrowing privileges may vary among libraries. Please contact the libraries directly.

Spouses and Domestic Partners of WB Group and IMF Staff

Library Access

Most Library Network facilities are open to spouses and domestic partners of IMF and World Bank Group staff during regular library hours. Materials may be used in the libraries and photocopied. To gain admittance to the building and the library, spouses and domestic partners must have their Fund or Bank ID cards.

Borrowing

The Joint Bank-Fund Library and World Bank Group Library extend borrowing privileges to spouses and domestic partners. The terms and conditions are listed below.

  • Spouses and domestic partners may borrow a maximum of five (5) books or items at one time, to be charged against the staff member's name and ID.
  • Items on loan may be recalled at any time if requested by a staff member.
  • Responsibility for returning items by the due date belongs to the staff member.
  • For lost items the staff member must pay in full the invoice cost plus a $25 handling fee.
  • Interlibrary Loan service is not available to spouses, domestic partners, or family members.

Research

  • Our services support staff's business activities. Because of copyright and licensing agreements, Library staff will search and download items from electronic resources only for active staff.
  • Library access and borrowing privileges may vary among libraries. Please contact the libraries directly.

Agency Temps, Contractors, and Vendors

Library Access

  • Most Library Network facilities are open to agency temps, contractors, contractor staff, and vendor staff of the IMF and the World Bank Group during regular library hours.
  • Materials may be used in the libraries and photocopied at no charge.

Other Services

  • Borrowing, Interlibrary Loan, and Research Services are not available to agency temps, contractors, contractor staff, and vendor staff.
  • Library access and borrowing privileges may vary among libraries. Please contact the libraries directly.

Libraries

Joint Bank-Fund Library (JL)

700 19th St.
Room HQ1-CN-650J
Washington, DC 20431

World Bank Group Library (WBG-LIB)

Board Resource Center (BRC)

Access limited to World Bank Group staff.

1818 H St. NW
Room MC 11-436
Washington, DC 20431

Law Library (Law-IMF)

Access limited to IMF and World Bank Group staff.

700 19th St. NW
Room HQ1-3-659
Washington, DC 20431

World Bank Law Resource Center (LAW-WB)

Access limited to current World Bank Group and IMF staff for work-related research. No access for spouses, visitors, students, or for personal research.