Electronic Libraries in Ukraine through the "Bibliomist" Program

The “Bibliomist” program aims to increase the relevance and value of libraries to Ukrainian citizens.

Electronic Libraries in Ukraine - "Bibliomist" Program

Bibliomist, a partnership between USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working together with national and local governments across Ukraine to help libraries better serve their communities through training and technology. The four-year program will equip more than 1,000 public libraries in Ukraine with access to computers and the Internet. It will also train librarians how to introduce innovative services and strengthen the capacity of the Ukrainian Library Association (ULA), so it can continue to support and advocate for modern libraries in Ukraine. In support of the goals of the program, Microsoft Corp., a partner of the foundation’s Global Libraries initiative, will donate an estimated $4.4 million in software to Ukraine’s public libraries. Shared access to computing is a priority for Microsoft Ukraine through its Unlimited Potential program, which donates software to non-profits and sponsors e-skills trainings throughout Ukraine.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Microsoft Corporation

    Service Providers, Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Microsoft provides support to communities in three ways: technology skills training, strengthening nongovernmental organizations through technology, and engaging our employees in their...

  • International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    IREX is a global development and education organization. IREX strives for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their...

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000
    Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Europe, Ukraine
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2013
  • ValueUSD 24 Million