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.


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 (...)
WIPO Director General, Mr Francis Gurry. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod.
23 Apr 2019
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, participated in the 38th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on (...)
Librarians and representatives of RENs at the workshop in Ghana in March 2019.
08 Apr 2019
Libraries and regional and national Research and Education Networks (RENs) in West and Central Africa have endorsed a template for a Terms of Reference (ToR) for joint activities (...)


19 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Nairobi, Kenya
EIFL is to present a paper at the 3rd AfLIA Conference and 5th African Library (...)
24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Yangon, Myanmar
Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme (...)
27 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
Lusaka, Zambia
Fifteen public librarians from Zambia (11) and Uganda (4) will attend an EIFL (...)
28 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
Munich, Germany
Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (...)


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.