Public Libraries

23 Responses

  1. sarah says:

    Thanks so much for this overview!! So much more helpful than the phone book! Long live our libraries! A wise persone onece said that communities should be judeged by the state of their libraries…

  2. Ng'ang'a says:

    I thank God for this oppotunity because as the Bible says , my people suffer because of lack of knowledge.Now with these libraries we will get as much knowledge as we need.This library is state of the art and all other libraries should copy the Buru example.I love it.

  3. Ng'ang'a says:

    Kenyans nid more libraries to achieve vision 2030.Amen.

  4. grace says:

    these are the kind of people we need in the society who have positive thoughts towards our nation.this is one way of educating our nation,promoting nation ,considering everyone,congratulations.
    am an information science graduate incase of a vacant please i will appreciate to work with your organisations.

  5. grace says:

    guys lets shift to education, we need to have positive attitude towards education,it sounds so good when someone is identfied with his profession,gover pliz am sending a word an urge about our youths tunaomba mtusaindie tuelimike.

  6. Beate Nyariara says:

    Thanks for compiling this. Are the subscription fees still the same in 2013? And are there any other requirements for joining the libraries to borrow books?

    • Brian says:

      I would suggest that government should set up more libraries within the country especially in the learning institutions….

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  8. JOHN KINYUA says:

    BURU Library i love you services,Having attained Dip. in information science i will be grand working with you.

    Thanks in Advance.

  9. Goudian gwademba says:

    Knls is doing a wonderful job by empowering people with knowledge, keep up the good work, I am working on a project on the status of library resource digitization in public libraries for my masters degree in library and information science and intends to carry out the research based on the knls Nairobi branch. I hope you will partner with me as I try to demonstrate the importance of library resource digitization.
    Thanks for the tremendous service you are offering to humanity for ‘knowledge is power’

  10. Agnes Achieng says:

    To the person concerned,

    Thank you for your informative website. I would like to inquire if you know of any libraries, both public and private located within CBD that operate till around 9 pm? Your help will be highly appreciated.

    Regards, Agnes

  11. Owedhi Roberts says:

    Good work KNLS…

  12. Joyce says:

    i checked two libraries in Nairobi and they were closed because they are being renovated-ie Macmillan and Rehimtulla. The KNL at community was full and some users were
    sitting on the floor. would you know which library is still open to the public?

  13. Timothy Mwenda says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing to inquire whether there are any job vacancies for an
    Information Scientist or Librarian in your institution? I have
    recently finished my Diploma studies in Library and Information
    Science at Inoorero University.I am now looking for a place to do my
    practice and work as I wait to further my education.

    I have been active in varies fields and extensive knowledge related to
    information.In a past position as a student leader,treasurer,I
    acquired skills in organization,IT,budgeting,supervision of funds and
    account management.

    In my studies i acquired several skills in: Archival
    Studies,Communication Skills,Conservation and Restoration of
    Information Materials,Dissemination of Information,Entrepreneurship
    Education,Information Marketing,Information Resources,Introduction to
    Information Systems and Services,Information Technology,Information
    Technology Practical’s,Management of Libraries, Archives and Other
    Information Centers,Organization and Retrieval of
    Information,Publishing and Book Trade,Principles and Practice of
    Management,Quantitative Methods,Research Methodology and Social
    Studies amongst others.

    I would really appreciate it if you could accept me in your
    institution to fulfill my career.I have chosen to apply at your
    institution because I am interested in a career in Research,
    Documentation and Records. This promotes the Information sector of our
    country. I believe I could gain valuable experience as an employee and
    trainee in your company.

    Currently i am on a voluntary attachment at Embu College but I would
    be able to take up a position any time in your institution related to
    my profession but if there are no vacancies at present i would be very
    happy to be considered for any other opportunities.

    I hope to get a favorable response and am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you.

    Yours sincerely,
    Timothy Mwenda Mbaka.


  14. Patrick Korir says:

    Has the McMillan Library re-opened? The last I heard it was undergoing renovations

  15. sarah matu says:

    ati i will become a librarian.

  16. I am writing to introduce to you, a global, online, non profit project that we launched for and about libraries, called Libraries of Our Lives.
    The goal of the project is to preserve the stories of today’s libraries in the voices and memories of users, before libraries are transformed by the inevitable digitization or are phased out.

    Please check us out at :
    And read about the libraries that are already included. We have already over 30 libraries from as many as 10 countries.
    We hope you enjoy the posts from different countries.

    You may also find our FB community page :

    We would be honored if any of the readers would share a story on our blog (just a paragraph of personal experience will do.).
    It would be wonderful for more people to know about the beautiful libraries in Kenya.

  17. harrison says:

    i need these buks.. ROBBINS JUDGE & CONTEMPORARY STRATERGY ANALYSIS. kindly which library will help me

    • Timothy Mahea says:

      Hi Harrison, make use of the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to identify whether the book is available and in which Library within the Kenya National Library Service Network.

  18. Robert says:

    Thanks for info, I would love to start my late sister memorial library.

  19. Rodgers Ochieng says:

    Hi please I need to read for my exams, does your library contain KASNEB revision book and related materials?

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