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.


Inside the Qatar National Library, showing book shelves, seating and good light from floor to ceiling windows and skylights.
15 Oct 2018
Qatar National Library is to host the 2018 EIFL General Assembly (GA) - our major annual knowledge sharing event - which takes place from November 6 to 8. Qatar National Library, (...)
Iyali group taking selfie lying on the ground
10 Oct 2018
In August, 15 young African public librarians travelled to Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia) to take part in an intensive learning, knowledge-sharing and networking (...)
08 Oct 2018
We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open. The award is open to all public and (...)
The panel presents the proposed Treaty on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Educational and Research Activities (TERA) at the Fifth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest in Washington DC.
28 Sep 2018
At the Fifth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest, EIFL endorsed the need for a global treaty in support of the right to education. The proposed Treaty on Copyright (...)


18 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Athens, Greece
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will facilitate two interactive (...)
18 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Belgrade, Serbia
Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will speak at the two-day (...)
22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Nakuru, Kenya
Twenty public librarians selected to be trainers within the Kenya National (...)
22 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
EIFL and partners in the OpenAIRE and FOSTER (Facilitating Open Science (...)


EIFL welcomes ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’, a documentary film about the costs of academic publishing and the need for open access to research


In 2017 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 2017.