How EIFL's partnership with Kenya National Library Service helped transform public libraries in Kenya

After six years of partnership with EIFL, all public libraries in Kenya offer free public access to the internet 

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Case Study
AUTHOR:
EIFL
DATE:
April 2017
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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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 tells the story of six years of partnership between EIFL and KNLS, and how the partnership contributed to transformation of public libraries in Kenya.