EIFL in Tanzania

EIFL has been working in Tanzania since 2009. We supported the development of the Consortium of Tanzania Universities and Research Libraries (COTUL), and through this partnership, libraries in Tanzania are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources.

In Tanzania, EIFL has 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 (which continues to grow).

EIFL also engaged with public libraries in Tanzania resulting in innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries meet the information needs of their communities.

Library Consortium Information

Consortium of Tanzania Universities and Research Libraries (COTUL)
Type of members:

University libraries, college and polytechnic libraries, research libraries, public libraries and special libraries.

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resources that have been negotiated for members of COTUL. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Tanzania.

Information for: Country Coordinators



EIFL started working in Tanzania in 2009.


EIFL works with 48 institutions in Tanzania through the library consortium.


Tanzania 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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