EIFL in Botswana

EIFL has been working in Botswana since 2001. We supported the creation of the Botswana Libraries Consortium (BLC), and through this partnership, libraries in Botswana are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources.

In Botswana, EIFL has been advocating for open access policies to be introduced by research funders and universities in the country. EIFL has also raised awareness on library copyright issues through training and a support service that assisted with copyright questions.

Library Consortium Information

Botswana Libraries Consortium (BLC)
Type of members:

University libraries, colleges & polytechnics, research libraries, national libraries and special libraries.

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resources, technology products and Article Processing Charges that have been negotiated for members of BLC. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in Botswana. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Botswana.


Feature about EIFL-supported OA projects in Zimbabwe and other countries in Africa



EIFL started working in Botswana in 2001.


EIFL works with 57 institutions in Botswana through the library consortium.



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