EIFL in Zimbabwe

EIFL has been working in Zimbabwe since 2001. We supported the creation of the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC), and through this partnership, libraries in Zimbabwe are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources.

In Zimbabwe, EIFL has supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in a number of open access repositories in the country (which continue to (opendoar.org/countrylist.php) grow). Through our work, the first open access ETD (thesis and dissertations)  mandate in the country was introduced by  University of Zimbabwe, thereby opening their research to the world.

We have also provided advanced training and a support service to raise awareness of library copyright issues, and to assist with copyright questions.

Library Consortium Information

Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium (ZULC)
Type of members:

University libraries and research libraries

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resourcestechnology products and Article Processing Charges that have been negotiated for members of ZULC. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in Zimbabwe. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Zimbabwe.


University World News reports on EIFL open access projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe
Feature about EIFL-supported OA projects in Zimbabwe and other countries in Africa
Five EIFL-PLIP grantees feature in this issue of Soul Beat Africa, which focuses on the role of public libraries in development.



EIFL started working in Zimbabwe in 2001.


EIFL works with 18 institutions in Zimbabwe through the library consortium.


Zimbabwe is 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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