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Policies and Services

The World Bank Law Resource Center (LRC)  serves as an information hub for the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank. Composed of the Law Library, the Legal Files and the Legal Help Desk, the LRC provides research assistance on international law, organizations and treaties, and maintains a collection of working project files and processes official documents. The scope of research assistance for external inquiries is limited to information pertaining to the World Bank and its operations.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST),  Monday-Friday
Tel: (202) 458-1530
Fax: (202) 522-1598


Limited to current World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund staff for work-related research. No access for spouses, visitors, students, or for personal research.

Borrowing policy

There may be limitations on borrowing materials or accessing selected information for staff outside the Legal Vice Presidency and for staff on short term assignments. Retirees may not borrow unless they are working for the Bank and have an office location in the Bank. All items loaned to staff are subject to immediate recall. Borrowers are responsible for all replacement costs for lost materials.

Inter-library loan policy

Inter-library loans of non-US legal periodicals to local libraries. Requests must be followed up with ILL form and messenger pick-up.


1818 H St., N.W. 
Room MC 6-340 
Washington, D.C. 20433


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Last updated: 2014-09-23

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