EIFL in Senegal

EIFL has been working in Senegal since 2003. We supported the creation of the Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS), and through this partnership, libraries in Senegal are providing access to a wide-range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Senegal to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Libraries in Senegal also benefit from EIFL programmes on open access and copyright. 

EIFL has supported open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in the launch of open access repositories.

We also advocate for copyright law reform to benefit libraries, education, research and persons with disabilities, and for ratification by Senegal of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. As a result, awareness of the issues is high, and  COBESS actively engages with policy-makers as stakeholders in national copyright debates.

Library Consortium Information

Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS)
Type of members:

University libraries, college and polytechnic libraries, research libraries, school libraries, and special libraries.

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resourcestechnology products and Article Processing Charges that have been negotiated for members of COBESS. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in Senegal. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Senegal.



EIFL started working in Senegal in 2003.


EIFL works with 30 institutions in Senegal through the library consortium.



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