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.


Colleen Campbell, of OA2020 presenting at the EIFL General Assembly.
29 Aug 2019
Our Guest Blogger, Colleen Campbell, from the Open Access 2020 Initiative, reflects on the similarities between the unknown heights of the Kyrgyz mountains and knowledge locked (...)
28 Aug 2019
EIFL has joined a partnership in a one-year project to raise awareness about and support Research Data Management (RDM) in Lithuania. RDM is a core component of open science and a (...)
IFL guest blogger Jane Secker, standing, second from left, plays The Publishing Trap with EIFL General Assembly delegates.
22 Aug 2019
Our Guest Blogger, Dr Jane Secker, is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. EIFL invited Jane and partner, Chris Morrison, Copyright, Software (...)
16 Aug 2019
We have updated and revised How To Make Your DSpace Repository Work Really Well, the EIFL checklist that repository managers and administrators, librarians and others can use to (...)


16 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019
Porto, Portugal
The second Open Science Fair, under the banner ‘Synergies for Sustainable, Open (...)
16 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019
Windhoek, Namibia
Nine public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training (...)
19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
Kiev, Ukraine
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is to speak at the 18th (...)
19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
Toluca, Mexico
EIFL is to give a presentation at the regional event for Latin America and the (...)


Young African public library innovators share learning from their IYALI experience in Denmark


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.