EIFL in Nepal

EIFL has been working in Nepal since 2008. We supported the creation of the Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NeLIC), and through this partnership libraries in Nepal have gained access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Nepal to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs). In addition, they benefit from EIFL programmes on open access, copyright and innovation in public libraries.

EIFL has supported open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops which resulted in the launch of a national open access repository in Nepal.

We have supported copyright law reform, and advocacy for ratification by Nepal of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities that led to the formation of a ‘Right to Read’ campaign by civil society stakeholders. 

EIFL's engagement with public libraries in Nepal resulted in an innovative pilot project to help libraries meet the information needs of their communities.

Library Consortium Information

Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NeLIC)
Type of members:

University libraries, college and polytechnic libraries, research libraries, national libraries, school libraries and special libraries.

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resourcestechnology products and Article Processing Charges that have been negotiated for members of NeLIC. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in Nepal. For more information please contact the Licensing coordinator for Nepal.



EIFL started working in Nepal in 2008.


EIFL works with 62 institutions in Nepal through the library consortium.



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