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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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 (...)
20 Mar 2015
Are you a student, researcher, librarian or policy maker planning any trainings on open access, open research data or open science? Check out the new FOSTER (Facilitate Open (...)
17 Mar 2015
Across Africa, public libraries are playing an increasingly important role in overcoming one of the continent’s greatest challenges – that is, providing access to digital (...)


24 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
Prishtina, Kosovo
Susanna Lob (Manager, Special Projects, EIFL Licensing Programme) will visit (...)
26 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
The Hague, Netherlands
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will attend the (...)
30 Mar 2015 - 01 Apr 2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Romy Beard, Manager of the EIFL-Licensing Programme, will be attending the UKSG (...)
30 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
Kampala, Uganda
Librarians from 22 public and community libraries from across Uganda are to (...)


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.