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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16 hours 23 mins ago
Over the last two decades, there has been steady progress towards open access (OA), which is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of research literature. (...)
15 Mar 2019
We are delighted to name the winners of the 12th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, for Public library services improving people’s lives. Congratulations to – Regional Library (...)
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14 Mar 2019
Libraries rely on copyright exceptions and limitations to allow everyday uses of copyright-protected materials, for example, to provide a researcher with a copy of a journal (...)
The IYALI 2018 scholarship winners: Top row, from left, Mostafa Tuhami (Egypt), Koi Kazungu (Kenya), Letshani Ndlovu (Zimbabwe). Bottom row, from left, Harouna Ahmadou Saliou Yerima (Cameroon), Momoh Mansaray (Sierra Leone) and Joan Njogu (Kenya).
26 Feb 2019
Congratulations to six young African public library innovators who have won scholarships to take part in the 3rd conference of the African Library and Information Associations and (...)


29 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Tunis, Tunisia
Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, is to (...)
01 Apr 2019 - 05 Apr 2019
Geneva, Switzerland
The 38th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (...)
19 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Nairobi, Kenya
EIFL is to present a paper at the 3rd AfLIA Conference and 5th African Library (...)
02 Jun 2019 - 04 Jun 2019
Aarhus, Denmark
Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) (...)


The EIFL Open Access Programme team blog about a new one-day training format that can be used to train open science trainers


In 2017 EIFL reached more than 8.5 million people through our network of libraries in 53 developing and transitional countries. Read our annual report to learn how we made a difference in 2017.