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.

TEN 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 innovation award calls and announced the names of 32 winners in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Our 10th innovation award call closed on in January 2017. We'll be announcing the names of the winners soon - so watch this space for details, or stay in touch through our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter - @EIFLnet, or LinkedIn.

Meet the winners of pAST awards

Public libraries contributing to community economic wellbeing

Public libraries contributing to community health

Public libraries contributing to social inclusion in the community

Public libraries contributing to open government

Public libraries empowering women and girls

Creative use of ICT in public libraries 

Public libraries contributing to education 

Public libraries contributing to literacy