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.


EIFL at the event: top from left, EIFL copyright librarians, Katherine Matsika, Awa Diouf Cisse, Japhet Otike; bottom, Dick Kawooya, Associate Professor, College of Information and Communications, Uni. of South Carolina, EIFL-IP Manager, Teresa Hackett.
11 Jun 2019
On 12-13 June 2019, heads of copyright offices from more than 40 African states will meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, (...)
EIFL OA Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma presents MERAL, using a PowerPoint presentation, at the round table discussion.
31 May 2019
Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and (...)
Cover of the 2018 report.
02 May 2019
We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2018 Annual Report, celebrating achievements of our programmes and projects during the year. Thank-you to everyone who worked (...)
24 Apr 2019
EIFL welcomes the news that four more universities in EIFL partner countries, one in Ethiopia and three in Serbia, have adopted open access and open science policies. This brings (...)


19 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Mandalay, Myanmar
EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Mandalay, (...)
24 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Yangon, Myanmar
EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, (...)
24 Jun 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
Windhoek, Namibia
Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend two EIFL (...)
08 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Biskek (...)


The EIFL Open Access Programme team blog about a new one-day training format that can be used to train open science trainers


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.