IMF eLibrary

Unrestricted Access


The International Monetary Fund's IMF eLibrary provides direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers, and studies, as well as data and statistical tools. Areas covered include macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and more.

IMF data is accessible through the "IMF Data" tab. Predefined reports are available, and one can also run queries within and across datasets. Some of the datasets include:

  • International Financial Statistics (IFS)
  • Balance of Payment Statistics (BOP)
  • Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)
  • Government Finance Statistics (GFS)
  • Trade and Investment

Data from the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) from 1999 to the present is accessible through the "MCM Data" tab. This report tracks the exchange rate and trade regimes of all members of the International Monetary Fund. 

User tools and features

  • My eLibrary and My Data allow users to save content, save searches, and create alerts.
  • Supports Endnote, ProCite, ReferenceManager, RefWorks, BibTex, and Zotero.
  • Includes XML and mobile formats.
  • Data can be downloaded in Word, Excel, or PDF format.

Dates covered

1946 to the present. Dates vary by publication.

Updating frequency



Books, reports, periodicals, working papers and studies, and data published by the IMF.

Type of coverage


Print counterpart or
related resources

Print versions of some publications included in the IMF eLibrary may be found by searching QuickSearch.

Producer/content provider

International Monetary Fund

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

International Monetary Fund