Welcome to the WiderNet Project


The WiderNet Project is dedicated to improving digital education and communications for all communities and individuals around the world.

A U.S. 501c3 nonprofit organization, affiliated with WiderNet@UNC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we provide resources, coaching, training, computers and educational materials to schools, clinics, libraries and homes in underserved areas of the world.

We also develop and distribute the eGranary Digital Library, a plug-and-play server that provides instant access to millions of digital documents without the need of a connection to the Internet.

See our Photo Gallery.


WUNC Logo Hear director Cliff Missen talk about the genesis of WiderNet and the eGranary on WUNC


Learn more about who we are and what we do:

Who We Are
Take a look at our mission, read about our history, see what our partners say, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

What We Do
In addition to our flagship project, the eGranary Digital Library, we also partner with national and international organizations and offer customized training courses.

Get Involved
Look here for information on becoming a partner or sponsor, donating computer equipment, volunteering your time, sharing your knowledge or working at WiderNet.

Review our recent press releases, download our online media kit materials, or read our newsletter.

Contact Us
Reach us by email, phone, fax or even visit us in person - and meet our staff and executive committee.


eGranary installations across the world

View an interactive Google map of eGranary Digital Libraries around the world

What our partners say...

"There is hardly a better project for making electronic resources cheaply available to poor, cash-strapped universities than WiderNet."

- Misbahu Katsina, University Librarian
Bayero University - Kano, Nigeria

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