EIFL in Uganda

EIFL has been working in Uganda since 2011. We engaged with the development of the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL), and through this partnership, libraries in Uganda are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Uganda to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).

EIFL supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in the launch of open access publishing platforms and the creation of a number of open access repositories in the country. Collaborative efforts of universities and national policy makers are under way to make all peer-reviewed research output of the country openly available, a number of universities have adopted open access policies.

We have advocated for revisions to the national copyright law to enable libraries to better meet the needs of their users. We are also currently supporting national implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.

EIFL's engagement with public libraries resulted in innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries meet the information needs of their communities. We are continuing to build the capacity of librarians to enable them to introduce technology-based services for their users.

Library Consortium Information

Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL)
Type of members:

University libraries, college and polytechnic libraries, research 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 CUUL. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in Uganda. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Uganda.


University World News reports on EIFL open access projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe
Infodocket shares news of EIFL's new open access project in Africa.
EIFL-PLIP grantee Maendeleo Foundation's Connect Uganda Pilot Project, which connects farmers to information through five local libraries, features in this BBC article.



EIFL started working in Uganda in 2011.


EIFL works with 47 institutions in Uganda through the library consortium.


Uganda was one of six countries included in a unique study into perceptions of public libraries in Africa, commissioned by EIFL in 2011.



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