About the Awards
Three innovation award trophies - a spiral design, with a star on top.
Winners receive a prize of US$1,500, a trophy, a certificate, and publicity through EIFL’s website and wide network of contacts.

NINE exciting innovation award calls launched since 2011

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries. The calls highlight important community development issues.

Winners receive a prize of US$1,500, a trophy, a certificate, and publicity through EIFL’s website and wide network of contacts.

Since 2011, EIFL has completed nine exciting innovation award calls and announced the names of 33 winners in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

We have just announced winners of our most recent call - click here to read the announcement and meet the winners of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award for Public libraries improving people's lives.

Meet the winners of pAST awards

Award 1 - Public libraries contributing to community economic wellbeing (2012)

Award 2 - Public libraries contributing to community health (2012)

Award 3 - Public libraries contributing to social inclusion in the community (2013)

Award 4 - Public libraries contributing to open government (2013)

Award 5 - Public libraries empowering women and girls (2013)

Award 6 - Creative use of ICT in public libraries (2014)

Award 7 - Public libraries contributing to education (2014)

Award 8 - Public libraries contributing to literacy (2015)