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The IMF eLibrary is an indispensable tool for economic research and analysis providing information on over 200 countries and areas. The eLibrary Complete package contains a growing list of over 15,000 books, working and departmental papers, country reports, staff discussion notes, technical notes, world renowned economic statistical reports and forecasts going back to 1948 along with access to the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) database. The IMF statistics portal gives you access to the organization's four main statistical databases that provide you with a million data series covering a range of statistics on IMF lending, exchange rates and other financial indicators.
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IMF eLibrary Complete
As of January 1st, 2015, the IMF eLibrary collection is offered as a single configuration called "eLibrary Complete" at a significantly reduced price. The change is due to the fact that the IMF has decided to grant free access to their four statistical databases; International Financial Statistics (IFS) Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT).

The new online only service includes the complete package of IMF Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals and Reports, and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) databases. Institutional subscribers to eLibrary Complete will retain IP access and usage reporting across resources, including the Statistics data.
IMF 2015 eLibrary Complete Prices
Academic and Non-Profit Organizations
IMF eLibrary Complete Online Package List Price Renouf's Consortia Price
Above 20,000 FTEs $6,710.00 $4,230.00
5,001 to 20,000 FTEs $5,370.00 $3,390.00
1 to 5,000 FTEs $4,295.00 $2,710.00
Renouf's Consortia Term
Renouf's consortium runs on the calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Those institutions wishing to purchase an online subscription during the year will be charged on a pro-rata basis. The prices are in US dollars. Canadian dollar pricing will be provided upon request.
Special Offer to the Subscribers of the IMF eLibrary Statistics Only Package
Current subscribers to the IMF's Statistics Only package or new subscribers, who wish to purchase the 2015 eLibrary Complete package, will receive immediate access to the IMF's eLibrary until the end of the year at no additional charge.
Request a Free Trial Access Period
Those of you who are not familiar with the vast amount of resource material that is available on the IMF's eLibrary platform, we invite you to contact our Serials Department and we would be pleased to set you up with a free 30-day trial access period.
Important Changes to Note for Current Subscribers
Current subscribers who sign up for the new eLibrary Complete subscription prior to January 1, 2015, will retain their current IP access, so no action is required.

Current subscribers who do not sign up for the new eLibrary Complete subscription will lose their IP access connection on January 1, 2015. You should direct your users to set up personal accounts on IMF Data before January 1st. Any users who currently have personal accounts or ID/PW access will be able to use those credentials to access the full range of IMF data.
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eLibrary Functionality
  • HTML, ePUB, PDF, and Mobipocket Formats
  • MARC Records
  • Integrated search function across statistical databases
  • Full-text Searching
  • Custom book creation from content items into a personalized PDF
  • Copying and pasting to Microsoft Excel
  • Citation and sharing tools
  • Usage Statistics
  • Open URL compliance
  • Internal linking to references, tables and charts
  • Improved browsing and searching tools
  • Personal accounts
  • Alerts for new content
What's New on the IMF eLibrary
Getting Energy Prices Right
From Principle to Practice


Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries' fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air pollution, road congestion, and other adverse environmental impacts of energy use is well established, there has been little previous work providing guidance on how countries can put this principle into practice. more ...

World Economic Outlook, October 2014
Legacies, Clouds, Uncertainties


The pace of recovery has disappointed in recent years, and downside risks have increased, including from heightened geopolitical tensions. These increased risks make it a priority to raise actual and potential growth. more ...

Administering Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries
A Handbook


Revenues from natural resources often pose unique challenges for tax administration. This Handbook is one of the first of its kind to focus attention on effectively administering revenues from extractive industries. more ...

Global Financial Stability Report, October 2014
Risk Taking, Liquidity, and Shadow Banking - Curbing Excess while Promoting Growth


The October 2014 issue finds that six years after the start of the crisis, the global economic recovery continues to rely heavily on accommodative monetary policies in advanced economies. Monetary accommodation remains critical in supporting economies by encouraging economic risk taking in the form of increased real spending by households and greater willingness to invest and hire by businesses. more ...

Issuing International Sovereign Bonds
Opportunities and Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa


This African Department Paper examines the rise in international sovereign bonds issued by African frontier economies and recommends policies for potential first-time issuers. more ...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2014
Back to Work - How Fiscal Policy Can Help


At a time when job creation tops the policy agenda globally, this issue of the Fiscal Monitor explores if and how fiscal policy can do more for jobs. It finds that while fiscal policy cannot substitute for comprehensive reforms, it can support job creation in a number of ways. First, deficit reduction can be designed and timed to minimize negative effects on employment. more ...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014
Sub Saharan Africa


Growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain strong, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and strong agricultural production. The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. more ...

Caribbean Renewal
Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges


Caribbean economies face high and rising debt-to-GDP ratios that jeopardize prospects for medium-term debt sustainability and growth. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of fiscal consolidation and debt reduction in the Caribbean. more ...

IMF Financial Operations 2014

This publication provides a broad introduction to how the IMF fulfills its mission through its financial activities. It covers the financial structure and operations of the IMF and also provides background detail of the financial statements for the IMF's activities during the most recent financial year. more ...