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

Public library changes 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.

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22 Apr 2015
Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP) provides an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive (...)
14 Apr 2015
The International Literacy Association (ILA) has declared April 14 2015 - that’s today - ‘Leaders for Literacy Day’. To celebrate, the ILA has invited thought leaders, writers and (...)
Kids assembling LEGO robots in the library
24 Mar 2015
It is exciting to see so many public libraries taking part with other players this week in European Get Online Week (23 – 29 March). Just five years ago public library (...)
Photo of India presenting its ratification papers to WIPO in June 2014 to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty in June 2014
23 Mar 2015
New translations in French and Russian of 'The Marrakesh Treaty: an EIFL Guide for Libraries' are now available online. The new translations will help ensure that the guide is (...)


27 Apr 2015 - 05 May 2015
Mandalay and Yangon, Myanmar
As part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, Susanna Lob (Manager, Special (...)
13 May 2015
Brussels, Belgium
The PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union (...)
03 Jun 2015
Accra, Ghana
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is organizing a post-conference (...)


EIFL welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, presented at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, that examines copyright from a critical but often overlooked perspective: the human dimension.


In 2013 EIFL reaches more than 14 million people through our network of libraries in over 60 developing and transition countries. Read our annual report to learn how we made a difference in 2013. Our 2014 annual report will be published in May.