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
Children

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

We are happy to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public (...)
EIFL and partners have received a grant for a project that will enable 25 public and (...)
“The library is closed to the public until further notice.” Messages like this have (...)

BLOG

In 2018, the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the Namibia (...)
In February 2020 five young public librarians from Africa travelled to Nashville in (...)
EIFL guest blogger Velenasi Mwale Munsanje, the immediate past president of the (...)

EVENTS

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme team will conduct a workshop titled ‘ (...)
EIFL will take part in the 15th Internet Governance Forum 2020 (IGF 2020) which will (...)

CONTACT US

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