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List of All Public and National Libraries in Kenya

The accessibility of relevant information is vital for the quest for knowledge, and libraries play a crucial role in providing such resources. With their serene environments and diverse collections, national libraries serve as valuable hubs for research and learning. In Kenya, these institutions offer not only books but also historical newspapers, catering to a wide range of interests.

However, several counties in Kenya lack a single National Public Library, limiting access to essential information for residents in those areas. Counties like Nyamira, Tana River, Tharaka Nithi, and Turkana are among those without such facilities, highlighting the need for expanded library services across the country.

Here is a list of all the National Public Libraries in Kenya, along with the counties they are situated in and the number of libraries:

No.CountyNo. of LibrariesArea Situated
1Baringo2Kabarnet, Meisori
2Bomet1Silibwet
3Bungoma1Kimilili
4BusiaNone
5Elgeyo/Marakwet1Lagam
6Embu1Embu
7Garissa3Garissa, Mbalambala, Masalani
8Homa BayNone
9Isiolo1Isiolo
10KajiadoNone
11Kakamega2Kakamega, Lusumu
12Kericho1Kericho
13Kiambu1Thika
14Kilifi3Kilifi, Dzitsoni, Malindi
15KirinyagaNone
16Kisii1Kisii
17Kisumu2Kisumu, Koru (Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Library)
18Kitui1Mwingi
19Kwale1Kwale (Ukunda)
20Laikipia2Nanyuki, Rumuruti
21LamuNone
22MachakosNone
23Makueni3Mutyambua, Kinyambu, Kithasyu
24Mandera1Mandera
25Marsabit1Moyale
26Meru3Meru, Mikumbune, Timau, Gatimbi
27Migori1Awendo
28Mombasa1Mombasa
29Murang’a2Murang’a, Kangema
30Nairobi3Nairobi Area, Buruburu, Kibera
31Nakuru3Nakuru, Naivasha, Gilgil
32Nandi1Kapsabet
33Narok2Narok, Lelechonik
34NyamiraNone
35Nyandarua1Ol Kalou
36Nyeri4Nyeri, Munyu, Chinga, Karatina
37SamburuNone
38Siaya3Nyilima, Rambula, Ukwala
39Taita Taveta2Wundanyi, Werugha (Mary Patch Turnbull Memorial Library)
40Tana RiverNone
41Tharaka NithiNone
42Trans NzoiaNone
43TurkanaNone
44Uasin Gishu1Eldoret
45VihigaNone
46Wajir5Wajir, Griftu, Habasweni, Tarbaj, Bute
47West PokotNone
TOTAL62

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