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

We are delighted to name four winners of the 16th EIFL Public Library Innovation (...)
Tuesday, 29 November, is Giving Tuesday 2022. We'll be campaigning to raise funds (...)
CALL CLOSED 14 NOVEMBER 2022 - winners to be announced early 2023. The 16th EIFL (...)

BLOG

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2022 took place from 28 November to 2 December (...)
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 (...)

EVENTS

EIFL’s partner, National Library of Uganda, is organizing a knowledge-sharing event (...)
The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme team and the winners of the EIFL Public (...)

CONTACT US

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