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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organisation of 188 countries that work together to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Through its economic surveillance, the IMF keeps track of the economic health of its member countries, alerting them to risks on the horizon and providing policy advice. It also lends funds to countries in difficulty, and provides technical assistance and training to help countries improve economic management.

The IMF is a trusted authority with decades of experience. Its data and reports are the most timely and reliable sources available on the global economy, and they are used every day by governments, academics, businesses, and the media.

IMF - eDatabases

Product Information

The IMF eLibrary is the premier platform for IMF publications and statistical databases, offering the entire catalog of over 14,000 publications in one integrated environment. It simplifies analysis and research into economics and financial topics with direct access to the IMF's periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. The IMF eLibrary delivers information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalisation, development, trade and aid, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and much more.

The IMF eLibrary is available in three collections which may be subscribed to either standalone or in combination:

  • IMF Statistics
  • Books and Analytical Papers
  • Periodicals and Reports.

A video tour of the IMF eLibrary is available here.

IMF eLibrary Collections

IMF Statistics


The IMF Statistics collection includes access to the following IMF databases:

  • International Financial Statistics: includes current data for 200 countries on exchange rates, international liquidity, international interest rates, prices, national accounts, and international transactions
  • Balance of Payments Statistics: includes international economic transactions data, covering total goods, services, factor income, current transfers, capital transfers and changes, and more
  • Direction of Trade Statistics: provides data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners, including total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group level
  • Government Finance Statistics: contains statistical data on government financial operations for 145 IMF member countries, including combined statistics on revenue, expenses, transactions in nonfinancial assets and financial assets and liabilities, and more.

It also includes access to the following IMF publications:

  • Balance of Payments Statistics
  • Direction of Trade Statistics
  • Government Finance Statistics
  • International Financial Statistics
  • Manuals and Guides
  • Technical Notes and Manuals.

Books and Analytical Papers


The Books and Analytical Papers collection includes access to the following IMF publications:

  • Books
  • Departmental Papers
  • Economic Issues
  • Glossaries
  • IMF Policy Discussion Papers
  • IMF Special Issues
  • IMF Staff Country Reports
  • IMF Staff Discussion Notes
  • IMF Staff Position Notes
  • IMF Working Papers
  • Occasional Papers
  • Pamphlets
  • Seminar Volumes.

Periodicals and Reports


The Periodicals and Reports collection includes access to the following IMF publications:

  • Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions
  • Fiscal Monitor
  • Global Financial Stability Report
  • IMF Research Bulletin
  • IMF Staff Papers
  • Regional Economic Outlook reports
  • World Economic Outlook.

It also includes access to a full picture of IMF activities:

  • Articles of Agreement
  • By-Laws, Rules, & Regulations
  • Finance & Development magazine
  • Independent Evaluation Office reports
  • IMF Survey
  • International Monetary Fund Annual Report of the Executive Board
  • Selected Decisions
  • Summary Proceedings.

Features and Benefits

Benefits of the IMF eLibrary

The benefits for users are as follows:

  • Access to the world's most authoritative collection of economic statistics and global financial research
  • Intuitive browse, filter and search options across a single integrated platform
  • Publications: cross-searchable and full-text searchable; simple and advanced search options available
  • Datasets: predefined reports available and customised reports can be built
  • Data tables can be copied and pasted into Excel
  • Citation and sharing tools available
  • Users can create a personal account to save search searches, save search results, download data and set up new content alerts.

The benefits for libraries are as follows:

  • Access via IP authentication
  • PDF, XML, ePub and Mobipocket formats supported for publications
  • MARC records, updated monthly, RSS alerts available when updates are uploaded
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • OpenURL link resolvers
  • Compatibility with discovery services such as Serials Solutions Summon and EBSCO Discovery Service
  • CEIRC institutions with multiple sites (including overseas campuses) are treated as a single site
  • Technical support available.

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Title lists are available here.

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Access Conditions

All Publisher content is hosted on Content is provided as PDFs with no DRM restrictions. Access is gained via any compatible browser and PDF reader, and does not require any installation of software.

Access is granted for 12 months only. The initial subscription period may be pro rated.


Access is gained by IP authentication.

Usage Statistics

This product is COUNTER compliant.

Google Analytics reports are available for all databases.

Usage statistics can be generated by the library. Usage statistics are also readily available on request to CoInfo.

Discovery and Linking

MARC records are available from the publisher at no cost. The files are updated monthly.

Content is discoverable on Serials Solutions Summon and EBSCO Discovery Service. Content will soon be discoverable on Ex Libris Primo.

Licence Agreement

A sample licence agreement, customisable for each institution, is available upon request.

Trials / Orders

A free 30-day trial is available. Please contact us to set up a trial or confirm your order.

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