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.


Librarians making music with castanets in the library.
15 Jan 2018
EIFL is inviting African public librarians aged under 35 to apply to take part in a two-year initiative that will connect them to inspiring public libraries in Asia and Africa. (...)
Inside the European Court of Justice - one of the courts where judgements are given.
15 Jan 2018
In recent years, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Europe’s highest court, has made three important rulings concerning digital library activities in Europe. The (...)
10 Jan 2018
EIFL has signed a three-year agreement with Éclat Engineering, a software solutions and services company based in India. The agreement covers two products: RemoteXs and MyLOFT. (...)
Two trainees - Given Mwenda Besa, manager at Ngwerere Lubuto Library in Lusaka, and Allan Hagwelele Mudenda, from the Provincial Education Office, which manages libraries in Zambia’s Southern Province.
09 Jan 2018
EIFL is delighted to announce a partnership with the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ) for a national initiative that will build digital technology and (...)


12 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
Hanover, Germany
EIFL Open Access Coordinator Gwen Franck will take part in a four-day ‘book (...)
26 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
Accra, Ghana
EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Impact Manager Ugne Lipeikaite will (...)
18 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Barcelona, Spain
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma and EIFL Open Access Programme (...)
18 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
The 36th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (...)


Memorandum of Understanding makes Open Book Publishers’ e-books accessible through libraries in EIFL partner countries


In 2016 EIFL reached more than 8.5 million people through our network of libraries in 54 developing and transitional countries. Read our annual report to learn how we made a difference in 2016.