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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photo of teresa hackett who won the award
5 hours 7 mins ago
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager has just been awarded a ‘Flash Grant’ by the Shuttleworth Foundation, a non-profit that supports openness in (...)
The delegate to the EIFL GA 2015 is Chansouk Sengdala, pictured here (standing in the back row, on the right) with delegates from Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand.
26 Nov 2015
“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- (...)
25 Nov 2015
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 (...)


30 Nov 2015 - 04 Dec 2015
FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) is offering a (...)
30 Nov 2015
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC) will host an EIFL-funded (...)
30 Nov 2015 - 01 Dec 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Baljid Dashdeleg, EIFL Copyright Coordinator in Mongollia, will represent EIFL (...)
07 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
Geneva, Switzerland
The 31st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (...)


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.