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.


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 (...)
Serbia Open Access logo
24 Jul 2019
The Serbian government has passed a new law on science and research that recognizes open science as a fundamental principle of science and research. The new Law on Science and (...)
The six young African library innovators in the Dokk1 conference hall: back row, from left - Claret Misika (Namibia), Constance Chilipa (Zambia), Jemmimah Maragwa (Kenya), Hayford Siaw (Ghana). Seated, in front, Kennedy Rutoh (Kenya), Mary Mamba (Zambia).
22 Jul 2019
In May 2019, six young African public librarians travelled to Denmark to take part in an intensive week-long learning, knowledge-sharing and networking experience that included (...)
Representatives of university management, libraries and researchers after a open access policy development workshop in Nairobi, Kenyan in 2019.
11 Jul 2019
EIFL’s work with over 40 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 (...)


24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Athens, Greece
Rima Kypryte, EIFL Director, and Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library (...)
26 Aug 2019 - 27 Aug 2019
Yangon, Myanmar
Librarians at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar, (...)
28 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Yangon, Myanmar
EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project Capacity Building Manager, Ruth Bird, will (...)
16 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019
Porto, Portugal
The second Open Science Fair, under the banner ‘Synergies for Sustainable, Open (...)


How transformative agreements with publishers speed up the transition to open access.


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.