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 pleased to announce the publication of our 2023 Annual Report, in which we (...)
Representatives of the government agencies responsible for education and roll-out of (...)
We are delighted to name four winners of the 17th EIFL Public Library Innovation (...)

BLOG

The 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2023), with the theme (...)
From 3 - 8 September 2023 four public librarians, from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and (...)
Ugne Lipeikaite and Ramune Petuchovaite of the EIFL Public Library Innovation (...)

EVENTS

Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, will attend (...)

CONTACT US

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