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.

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The delegate to the EIFL GA 2015 is Chansouk Sengdala, pictured here (standing in the back row, on the right) with delegates from Myanmar.
12 hours 57 mins ago
“Yesterday we had nothing, today we have the world of knowledge at our fingertips,” a professor of mathematics at the University of Laos told me after attending the first-ever e- (...)
Mr Jonathan Band J.D was a guest speaker at an EIFL webinar on 24 November 2015 on the Google Books decision, what it is and why it is important for libraries. The presentation (...)
Logos of some of the groups that signed the letter to the European Commission.
24 Nov 2015
EIFL has joined the call by a coalition of stakeholders to the European Commission and the European Parliament to ensure that consultation on copyright matters is conducted in a (...)
Image of a tree with roots and branches, some in red and text in Polish Copyright Forum.
20 Nov 2015
The new Polish Copyright Act [link in Polish] enters into force on 20th November 2015 bringing library services in Poland into the twenty-first century. Major new provisions (...)


25 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Twenty-five public librarians will attend a three-day communications and (...)
07 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
Geneva, Switzerland
The 31st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (...)
10 Dec 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
Birzeit, Hebron and Nablus, West Bank, Palestine, State of
An-Najah National University, Birzeit University, Palestine Polytechnic (...)
15 Dec 2015 - 17 Dec 2015
Delhi, India
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will (...)


Delegates to 10th Annual IGF meeting in Brazil unanimous on important role of libraries in development


In 2014 EIFL reached 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 2014.