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The Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) is a Government State Corporation, established by the KNLS Board Act Cap 225 of the Laws of Kenya in 1965 - revised [Act No. 12 of 1984]. KNLS’ headquarters is at Maktaba Kuu Building located in Upper Hill Nairobi and has two other facilities at Buruburu in the Eastland Areas of Nairobi, and Nakuru in Nakuru County. KNLS also manages the virtual library https://vtabu.knls.ac.ke/ to allow the public wide access to information resources and sources.

Digitization Lab

At the digitization Lab dubbed Uhifadhi Centre, we convert physical informational materials into digital formats for preservation and/or wide access. Do you have information materials that you would like to digitize – Maps, Artworks, Books, Records, Documents, Newspapers, Charts, among others? Uhifthi Center is where you need to visit.

Access our Virtual Library

Interact with the diverse rich collection of information materials therein. Our online collection is not limited to any age group. We have also subscribed to various databases to ensure the information needs of Kenyans are met. Kenya National Library Services (isbn.ac.ke)

Data Centre

Are you looking for advanced solutions for information management and digital preservation? To enable our customers to efficiently and effectively manage their information assets, we provide: Virtual storage; Co-location; Virtual private servers; and Technical skills assistance in data management.

Are you an Author and Publisher?

Ensure your publication is included in the KNLS Kenyana collection stock as part of the National Documentary Heritage. Drop your legal deposit copies - Legal Deposit | kenya national library service (knls.ac.ke). Details of your publication will be entered in the Kenya National Bibliography Kenya National Bibliography | kenya national library service (knls.ac.ke). Read more National Library | kenya national library service (knls.ac.ke).
Does your book have the International Standard Book Number (ISBN)? Apply Now Kenya National Library Services (isbn.ac.ke).