People everywhere need information - to improve their health, to find jobs, to increase their livelihoods, to support their studies, and much more. The internet has transformed how we seek and share information, yet billions of people living in developing and transition economy countries still do not have access to the internet. Public libraries - trusted institutions, staffed by skilled information professionals - are uniquely placed to overcome this challenge by providing public access to information and communication technology (ICT) and training people to use it.

WHAT WE DO

IMPACT

Public libraries
Public librarians
People

ISSUES

We advance community development in key areas

AGRICULTURE
DIGITAL INCLUSION
EDUCATION
EMPLOYMENT
HEALTH
WOMEN AND GIRLS
EIFL does remarkable work that is making a difference to libraries and the people we serve. At Global Libraries we had an idea for an innovation and replication grant focused on information technology. We asked EIFL to be our grantee; within a brief time they took the idea and turned it to gold! The idea has come to life and the results are incredible.
Deborah Jacobs, Director of Global Libraries at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
EIFL-PLIP IN ACTION

EIFL training to inspire creation of new public library services that meet community needs

NEWS

The 16th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public and community libraries (...)
The 2022 EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, with support from the LEGO Foundation (...)
Single mothers, street vendors, business women, out-of-school and unemployed youth, (...)

BLOG

The two African public librarians who travelled to Romania as part of the 2022 EIFL (...)
l am just a few kilometres away from Kyiv with my family and every day I hear (...)
Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Manager, (...)

EVENTS

The EIFL General Assembly is our major knowledge sharing event of the year. This (...)

CONTACT US

For questions, please contact EIFL-PLIP Programme Manager Ramune Petuchovaite: ramune@eifl.net