EIFL works in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America


Connecting university students and faculty with knowledge online 

The right to read

Advocating for people with print disabilities

Power of open access

Doctors access critical 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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5 hours 40 mins ago
A round-up of EIFL's week at the last session in 2014 of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). (...)
6 hours 49 mins ago
Participants from 17 countries attended EIFL's webinar on Article Level Metrics to learn about the new ways in which scholarly communication is measured. (...)
Three innovation award trophies - a golden spiral design, with a star on top.
8 hours 7 mins ago
EIFL names four winners of the seventh EIFL Public Library Innovation Award for public libraries contributing to education (...)
An open access policy workshop participant presents group work results - and open access policy draft for Addis Ababa University
21 hours 39 mins ago
In this end-of-the-year review we highlight 22 OA policies adopted in 2014 in EIFL partner and project countries, and other OA policy developments. (...)


14 Jan 2015 - 15 Jan 2015
Goettingen, Germany
FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) project sets in (...)
28 Jan 2015 - 29 Jan 2015
Athens, Greece
A year after the start of the European Commision's (EC) Horizon 2020 ( (...)
28 Jan 2015 - 29 Jan 2015
Nairobi, Kenya
The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) Open Access consultative (...)
23 Feb 2015 - 24 Feb 2015
Winneba, Ghana
The course is part of a major training initiative involving 30 librarians from (...)


This exciting new partnership with Kenya National Library Service aims to build library ICT capacity. The collaboration targets 29 public libraries that currently provide public access to computers and the internet.


Last year EIFL reached more than 14 million people through our network of libraries in over 60 developing and transition countries. Read the 2013 annual report and learn how EIFL made a difference.