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WBG Archives Reading Room Reopened September 12, 2022

The World Bank

Following the changes to COVID-19 restrictions in the Washington D.C. area, the World Bank Group Archives reading room has reopened beginning on September 12, 2022, by appointment. Please be aware that only records previously cleared for public access will be immediately available for on-site consultation for researchers who have submitted a request via the Access to Information Form

Digitization service for Access to Information requests will continue given ongoing COVID-19 health and travel concerns. Requested records that have not been previously declassified* will be added to the Access to Information declassification review and digitization queue and will be made available electronically once the process is complete. 

Please note as of January 1, 2023, the vaccine mandate for entering World Bank Group buildings in Washington, DC is lifted and visitors are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination on arrival. Face masks are strongly recommended for common areas and in the Archives reading room. 

Reading room hours are from 10-4 PM, Monday through Friday.  

    * Declassified records have undergone the process of declassification to determine that the records can be released to the public in accordance with the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.