EIFL partners with libraries and library consortia, as we believe that this is the most sustainable way to improve access to knowledge.
Library consortia are groups of libraries that share common goals, and that can speak with one voice to policymakers and funders. They typically include university, research and public libraries, and other institutions. Library consortia can also share resources and activities across their member libraries, thereby reaching millions of users efficiently.
Over the last 15 years, library consortia in 47 countries in Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe, representing more than 2,000 libraries, have joined the EIFL network.