ABOUT THE RESOURCE
In 2010, fewer than five of Kenya's network of 61 public libraries had internet connections or computers for public use. Today, all 61 have 10 or more computers that are connected to the internet, and which are free for the public to use. The number of people using public libraries, and the diversity of services offered by public libraries, increased dramatically with the arrival of computers and the internet.
The transformation of libraries in Kenya has been remarkable, and EIFL is proud to have been a partner with the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS), the body that develops and manages libraries in Kenya, on this journey.
This four-page case study, based on a feature published in EIFL's 2016 Annual Report, tells the story of six years of partnership between EIFL and KNLS, and how the partnership contributed to transformation of public libraries in Kenya.