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About OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.

OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

OECD iLibrary presents all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters in any available format: PDF, WEB, XLS, DATA, ePUB, READ.

Every year around 300 new titles are published via OECD iLibrary associated with the following themes:

  • Agriculture & Food
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance and Investment
  • Governance
  • Industry and Services
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Issues / Migration / Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Urban, Rural and Regional Development


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Content and Access for all

OECD iLibrary offers OECD's wide ranging research and knowledge to a variety of audiences:

  • Universities and research organisations
  • Businesses and private sector
  • Government and public administrations
  • Non-governmental organisations and think tanks
  • Libraries
  • Legal and Financial Services


Access to OECD iLibrary is available at over 2 000 subscribing institutions world wide, putting OECD publications at the finger tips of some 25 million users in over 100 countries.

Content items (May 2021):

  • 16 295 ebook titles
  • 87 660 chapters
  • 266 030 tables and graphs
  • 2 550 articles
  • 6 387 multilingual summaries
  • 7 090 working papers
  • 7 billion data points across 44 databases.

All book and journal content is available to all users to read online by clicking the READ icon or the WEB icon (if available). Read editions are optimised for browser-enabled mobile devices and can be read online wherever there is an internet connection - desktop computer, tablets or smart phones. They are also shareable and can be embedded.

The site also features content for all users to access and download such as the OECD Factbook, OECD Working Papers, Indicators, and more.

Subscribers benefit from full access to all content in all available formats and languages. 

Subscription and Pricing Information

Full access to content on OECD iLibrary is offered via subscription packages: from thematic collections to statistical databases. Packages can be tailored to meet your specific requirements (e.g. short-term access or a multi-site license). A flexible price policy allows us to accommodate the needs of your institution; whether that be a consultancy, think tank, NGO or corporation.

Please see the full 2021 price list  for a complete overview.

We encourage you to contact one of our sales agents around the world or the nearest OECD sales contact to learn more about becoming a subscriber:


Benefits of a subscription:

  • Enables institution-wide access via IP authentication and/or username/password login
  • Unlimited number of concurrent institutional users
  • Perpetual access to subscribed content
  • Usage monitoring with standardized COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • Institution-wide content discovery with provided bibliographic records in MARC21 XML format
  • Self-managed administration of subscription account settings


In case of questions about the service and content, please email us via the Contact Us page.

OECD Publications are also offered for sale via the Buy this book option on the respective publication pages. See the FAQ page for more information.

About the OECD

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. It works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. It measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment. It analyses and compares data to predict future trends. It sets international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

The OECD also looks at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. It compares how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. 

OECD's work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments. The OECD Secretariat collects and analyses data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information, the Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations.

More information about the OECD is available at www.oecd.org/about/.

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