Access to commercial e-resources is essential for research and education. High subscription costs create a major barrier for libraries and their users in developing and transition countries.



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Over 50 resources from more than 20 vendors are available through the EIFL Licensing programme.


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Supporting educational change at an expanding range of universities in Myanmar by enabling access to knowledge and building skills and capacities
A librarian helps students in Mandalay University's eLibrary room.
Last year our libraries couldn’t subscribe to new databases and we had to cancel subscriptions due to financial problems. However, thanks to the EIFL Licensing programme, our libraries got access to nine databases free of charge or at highly discounted rates. This has really helped us a lot and has helped our researchers to do important research referring to these databases.
Diana Jeries Sayej-Naser, EIFL Country Coordinator for Palestine (representing Palestinian Library and Information)


EIFL works with high quality academic publishers who are dedicated to helping libraries in developing countries access academic e-resources for free or at an affordable price. Below are some of our publisher partners. View our full list of publisher partners here.



For questions, please contact the Licensing Programme Manager Romy Beard: