EIFL works in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America


Connecting university students with research online

The right to read

Advocating for people with print disabilities

Power of open access

Helping doctors to access health research in Kenya 

Public Library Innovation

Changing lives of children in Kibera

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) works with libraries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development. Our vision is a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential.


12 Nov 2018
Article title: International meet on access to information concludes at QNL Publication/media outlet: The Peninsula Date published: 12 November 2018 EIFL project/programme: EIFL (...)
The EIFL Award - a brass spiral statue, with a star on top.
07 Nov 2018
We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open. The award is open to all public and (...)
25 Oct 2018
Article title: The open systems we develop should be inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community Publication/media outlet: Editage Insights Date (...)
Prof Hugenholtz at a lectern, addressing a group of people at the seminar in Geneva.
24 Oct 2018
Unless the proposed WIPO treaty on the protection of television broadcast organizations has robust mandatory user rights, access to broadcast material in libraries for uses such (...)


19 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of
EIFL is co-organizing a workshop that aims to develop a cohesive strategy for (...)
26 Nov 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
The 37th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (...)
27 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
Nairobi, Kenya
Twenty public librarians selected to be trainers within the Kenya National (...)
03 Dec 2018 - 04 Dec 2018
Berlin, Germany
Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, (...)


EIFL welcomes ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’, a documentary film about the costs of academic publishing and the need for open access to research


In 2017 EIFL reached more than 8.5 million people through our network of libraries in 53 developing and transitional countries. Read our annual report to learn how we made a difference in 2017.