Kenya National Library Services
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Preserving the national documentary heritage and enabling access to information

and knowledge

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About KNLS

Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) is a state corporation with a mandate to promote, establish, equip, manage, maintain, and develop the National Library of Kenya; and collect, preserve, make available and promote the national documentary heritage for both present and future generations. Two of the key features of KNLS is that it is the national bibliographic agency, thus ensuring production of a comprehensive annual Kenya National Bibliography; and also, the International Standard Book (ISBN) agency that manages the issuance of ISBNs to all Kenyan Publishers and Authors. KNLS has its headquarters at Maktaba Kuu Building, with two branches at Buruburu and Nakuru.

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Libraries equip children with lifelong learning and literacy skills, enabling them to contribute to the community

“Libraries are the torchbearers of the enlightenment, the defenders of liberty, and the champions of literacy.” – Dan Brown

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