The World Bank Depository/Regional Library Program
The World Bank's Depository
Library Program is a key element in its publication strategy. As the
world's largest development institution, the World Bank undertakes large
projects of research, analysis, and data gathering. The dissemination of
that research is a necessary part of the Bank's objectives, because
knowledge and information, to have value, must be shared. Well-organized
libraries that serve numerous users are one of the most effective channels
for the sharing of knowledge and information. The World Bank sets great
store by its relationship with its depository and regional libraries.
The libraries listed in this directory have all agreed to work with the
World Bank as active partners in the dissemination of Bank materials by
promoting them and encouraging their use among different groups of
Participating libraries are divided into two separate categories:
Click here to view a list of all World Bank depository and regional
- a Depository Library receives all official World Bank publications (about 200 titles per year); whereas
- a Regional Library receives all major annual publications and any official publications concerning the library's particular geographic region (around 40 titles per year).
World Bank Depository Library Program Selection Criteria
World Bank Regional Library Program Selection Criteria
Application for Designation as a
World Bank Depository Library or Regional Library
For further information about the Bank's depository library program,
please contact Kathryn Matthews.