EIFL works in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America


Connecting university students with research online

The right to read

Advocating for people with print disabilities

Power of open access

Helping doctors to access health research in Kenya 

Public Library Innovation

Changing lives of children in Kibera

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) works with libraries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development. Our vision is a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential.


11 Jul 2019
EIFL’s work with 47 universities and research institutes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda over the past three years has led to a dramatic increase in the amount of research published (...)
The American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
27 Jun 2019
We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the 2019 EIFL General Assembly, our major knowledge-sharing event of the year, which takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 8 to (...)
The FOSTER project partners at the launch of the project in 2017.
27 Jun 2019
The FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Union Research) project has supported researchers and research organizations to move beyond simply being aware of open (...)
The IYALI team at the AfLIA conference: back, from left, Koi Kazungu, Kenya; Mustafa Tuhami, Egypt; Momoh Mansaray, Sierra Leone. Front, from left, Harouna Ahmadou Saliou Yerima, Cameroon; Joseck Olala, Kenya; Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL, Joan Njogu, Kenya.
21 Jun 2019
In May 2019, I joined six young public library innovators from Africa at the 3rd African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) Conference and 5th African (...)


08 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Biskek (...)
24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Athens, Greece
Rima Kypryte, EIFL Director, and Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library (...)
21 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
Geneva, Switzerland
The 39th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (...)
25 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
Berlin, Germany
EIFL is to take part in the 14th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance (...)


A regional seminar for heads of African copyright offices resulted in a clear consensus that copyright laws in Africa must change to allow digital, online and cross-border uses


In 2018 EIFL reached more than 8.5 million people through our network of libraries in 53 developing and transitional countries. Read our annual report to learn how we made a difference in 2018.