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
More people online
Children and youth

ISSUES

We advance community development in 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
EIFL-PLIP IN ACTION

EIFL training to inspire creation of new public library services that meet community needs

NEWS

Congratulations to five young public librarians from four African countries who have (...)
CALL CLOSED / A new EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, for public libraries that (...)
We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2018 Annual Report, celebrating (...)

BLOG

Digital inclusion was one of the main themes at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) (...)
The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) was launched with a grant (...)
Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global (...)

EVENTS

Five public librarians from four countries in Africa will travel to the USA where (...)

CONTACT US

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