In order to make library services affordable to Kenyans and to encourage book borrowing, membership fees has been scrapped and the annual membership renewal fee.

Below are the applicable fees for various services and publication's prices.

Details/Requirements

Amount (KSH)

Timelines

Individual Annual Membership/ Subscription

Adults

Free / No Charge

Secondary School Students

Free / No Charge

Junior Membership

Free / No Charge

Non-East African Nationals

Free / No Charge

Institutional Annual Subscription

Primary School and Secondary Schools

Ksh 3,000

Colleges

Ksh 7,500

Community/Religious Institutions

Ksh 1,000

Universities and NGO's

Ksh 10,000

Daily Library Access

Executive

Ksh 100

Adults

Ksh 20

Secondary School Students

Ksh 20

Junior Readers

Free / No Charge

Book Loan

Adults & Secondary School Students

Ksh 20 per book

14 days

Junior Members

Ksh 5 per book

14 days

Overdue Charges

All

Ksh 10 per book

per book per day

Lending of books and other and other information materials to both registered junior and adult library members.

  • knls membership card.
  • Borrowing pockets.
  • To return the borrowed item in two weeks.

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2-5 minutes upon presentation of the required items.

Bulk Lending of books and other information materials to member institutions.

  • Membership card

-

10 minutes

Access to online database

  • Basic computer literacy.

-

Immediately subject to availability of an unoccupied computer.

Reference services

  • Placement of an inquiry.

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5 - 10 minutes.

Consultancy services / Technical assistance on library development to interested public and private institutions.

Formal request to the Director, knls expressing the customer's area of interest.

As per consultancy manual.

Feedback within one week.

Kenya National Bibliography (Print Edition)

  • Fill subscription form.
  • Can purchase at knls branches.
  • Ksh. 450 within Kenya.
  • USD 25.00 in other African countries.
  • USD 30.00 outside Africa.
  • Copy is posted upon receipt of payment.
  • Available over the counter at knls headquarter and branches.

Kenya Periodicals Directory

  • Fill subscription form.
  • Can purchase at knls branches.
  • Ksh. 350 within Kenya.
  • USD 8.00 in other African countires.
  • USD 9.50 outside Africa.

Issuance of International Standard Book Number (ISBN) o Kenyan Publishers.

  • Must be Kenyan publishers.
  • Duly completed online form.
  • 1 number - Ksh. 1,500.
  • 10 numbers - Ksh. 10,000.
  • 100 numbers - Ksh. 50,000.
  • 1,000 numbers - Ksh. 100,000

2 -5 minutes after meeting all the requirements.