Kenya Publishers Association

Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) Board is a statutory body of the Government of Kenya established by an Act of parliament Cap 225 of Laws of Kenya in 1965. The Board’s mandate is to develop, promote, establish and equip Libraries in Kenya.


To be the Leading National and Public library in Africa


To Establish Library facilities and provide appropriate reading and Information Materials to all Communities in Kenya.

Historical Development

The Development of Libraries has evolved in phases starting with provincial District and Community level.  The Development of these Libraries has been possible with the Support of Government grants, Donors and Community participation.  As of January 2007 the entire KNLS Network has 8 Provincial Seven Districts and 26 Community based Libraries.


Contact Person:Director, KNLS: Irene Muthoni Kibandi

Physical Address : Community Area (Opposite NHIF Building)

Postal Address :P.O. Box 30573 00100 G.P.O. Nairobi

Phone: +254 2718012-3 / 2718177/ 2725550 /2725859

Cellphone: 0722 860567

Fax: 2721749

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