People everywhere need information - to improve their health, to find jobs, to increase their livelihoods, to support their studies, and much more. The internet has transformed how we seek and share information, yet billions of people living in developing and transition economy countries still do not have access to the internet. Public libraries - trusted institutions, staffed by skilled information professionals - are uniquely placed to overcome this challenge by providing public access to information and communication technology (ICT) and training people to use it.

WHAT WE DO

IMPACT

Innovative services
Trained people
New funding for libraries

ISSUES

We advance community development in six key areas

AGRICULTURE
DIGITAL INCLUSION
EDUCATION
EMPLOYMENT
HEALTH
WOMEN AND GIRLS
EIFL does remarkable work that is making a difference to libraries and the people we serve. At Global Libraries we had an idea for an innovation and replication grant focused on information technology. We asked EIFL to be our grantee; within a brief time they took the idea and turned it to gold! The idea has come to life and the results are incredible.
Deborah Jacobs, Director of Global Libraries at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Group of 30 Ghanaian librarians who attended new service development and e-resources training in Winneba, Ghana, in August 2014, with their trainers.
EIFL-PLIP IN ACTION

Training to inspire creation of new public library services that use ICT to meet community needs

NEWS

EIFL names four winners of the seventh EIFL Public Library Innovation Award for public (...)
New partnership with Kenya National Library Service to build library ICT capacity. The (...)
The new joint project with Maendeleo Foundation and National Library of Uganda will (...)

BLOG

The video features Kibera Public Library, a branch of the Kenya National Library Service (...)
EIFL has released a new video that shows how a local library equipped with laptops and (...)
The EIFL team has been busy preparing and planning a wide range of activities to be (...)

EVENTS

The course is part of a major training initiative involving 30 librarians from 27 public (...)

CONTACT US

For questions, please contact EIFL-PLIP Programme Manager Ramune Petuchovaite:
ramune.petuchovaite@eifl.net