Membership requirements

Individual Membership

Requirements

Processing time

Kenyan citizen - Adult
(16 Years and above)

  • Clear understanding of the library user manual.
  • Duly completed membership form.
  • A copy of National Identification documents.
  • Commitment from the employer or Head of the learning institution.
  • One recent passport size colour photos.

One week after presenting all the required documents or 5 - 10 minutes where library services are fully automated.

Kenyan Citizen - Child

  • Clear understanding of the library user manual.
  • Duly completed membership form.
  • Commitment from Head Teacher and parent.
  • One recent passport size colour photos.

Non-Kenyan citizen - Adult
 

  • Clear understanding of the library user manual.
  • Duly completed membership form.
  • Valid passport.
  • A letter of introduction from home office or a valid work permit.
  • One recent passport size colour photos.

5 minutes after presenting all the required documents.

Non-Kenyan citizen - Child
 

  • Duly completed membership form.
  • Valid passport.
  • One recent passport size colour photos.

 

Institutional Membership

  • Clear understanding of the library user manual.
  • Application letter signed by the Head institution, who will also act as the guarantor.
  • Group to give the name and details of one of their staff, who would be in-charge of borrowing and returning library books.

5 minutes after presenting all the required documents.

 

NB:Where Library Services are Automated, passport photos are taken instantly

 

Membership is of the library is open to institutions and individuals, both Kenyan citizens and non-citizens.

Junior Membership

All primary children of school going age and below have access to the libraries within the knls network at no charge (free). However, for them to borrow books, they have to be registered as members of that library and also pay a book borrowing fee of Kshs. 5 per book borrowed.

Adult Membership

For adult membership, no charges are levied for registration but a minimal fee is charged for daily access. In addition, for borrowing of books, one has to be registered as a member and a book borrowing fee of Kshs. 20 is applicable per book borrowed.

Institutional Membership

Various categories of institutions may apply for registration at the library of their choice within knls network. The institutions are categorised as; primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, NGOs Community based organizations and religious institutions. Under this category, institutions are required to pay an annual registration