Kenya National Library Service plans for state-of-the-art Headquarters in Upper Hill, Nairobi

The Kenya National Library Service (knls) Board is setting up a state-of-the-art Headquarters in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area.


The modern complex is set to be complete by March 2015 and will incorporate new building concepts that promote green energy like maximising on day lighting, water harvesting and use of solar energy.

The library will provide space for people of all ages and also incorporate a commercial wing which will have a meeting room, theatre, studio, and a restaurant. The building will also have an outdoor reading space and ample parking for library users.

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A drum design has been incorporated into the building’s architecture because it is seen as a symbol signifying  communication, knowledge and a unifying factor among the Kenyan people.

Knls in charge of managing the National Library of Kenya, Public documentary heritage as well as produce the National bibliography.


The statutory body of the Government of Kenya under the Ministry of National Heritage & Culture established by an Act of Parliament Cap 225 of the Laws of Kenya in April 1965.