EIFL in Ghana

EIFL has been working in Ghana since 2003. We supported the creation of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH), and through this partnership, libraries in Ghana are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources.

In Ghana, EIFL has supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in a number of open access repositories in the country (which continues to grow). Through our work, the first open access mandate in the country was introduced by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, thereby opening their research to the world.

EIFL has provided advanced training and a support service to raise awareness of library copyright issues, and to assist with copyright questions. We are currently supporting national implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.

EIFL also engaged with public libraries in Ghana resulting in innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries meet the information needs of their communities. We continue to build the capacity of librarians to enable them to introduce technology-based services to their users.

Library Consortium Information

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH)
Type of members:

Universities, colleges, research libraries, special libraries

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resources that have been negotiated for members of CARLIGH. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Ghana. 


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EIFL started working in Ghana in 2003.


EIFL works with 49 institutions in Ghana through the library consortium.


Ghana was one of six countries included in a unique study into perceptions of public libraries in Africa, commissioned by EIFL in 2011.



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