TKNP Library Department


To realize its institutional objectives, the library management has put in place measures aimed at ensuring that the library system remains one of the most efficient and modern research centers in the region.

The library management is currently overseeing the completion of a complex in the institution and subsequent procurement of modern learning materials, in addition to upgrading the current e-library system to serve researchers better.

The library staff is highly committed to ensuring that our clients get optimal assistance in realizing their academic targets.

Library System

Through an automated library system, the library provides the following services to clients:
  • Reference materials
  • Reserve Library Collections
  • Periodicals – both online and hard copy
  • Multimedia services: the library provides information in non-book format e.g. CDs (accompanying books). The library may issue these to users on request.
  • Electronic Resources: The library has online e-journals via the internet.

  • Information Desk Resources

    An information desk is available in the library to offer the following services to users:
  • Information and Documentation
  • Online Access to Periodicals
  • Bibliographic Database access
  • General customer guidance
  • Current Awareness concerning Library systems

  • Operation Hours

    Monday – Friday: 8.30 am to 9.00 pm. Saturday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.


    We are closed on Sundays and during public holidays.

    For easy access, the library has categorized our collections into the following groups:

    Short Loan Section: In this section, the librarian places books in high demand on a shelf behind the circulation counter. Users can borrow and read these within the library for a brief period.
    Projects: In order to enable students engage in optimal empirical studies, the library has a collection of projects of previous studies in the library. Students can borrow and read any of them within the library.
    General Collection Section: This section holds the bulk of information materials. In this section, staff can borrow books for a maximum of 5 working days.
    E-Books: By use of the computer systems in the Library, clients can access e resources both within the LAN and WAN


    Regulations and penalties:
  • Only registered members are allowed to borrow library materials
  • All library users MUST produce their Student/Staff identification cards before borrowing any material.
  • Users will replace lost or mutilated information materials at the market cost plus KES. 200 for processing charges.
  • Information materials borrowed on regular loan and not returned on the due date will attract fine of KES. 20 per day for staff and KES. 10 for students.
  • Information materials borrowed on short loan and not returned on time will be charged KES. 100 per day.
  • Achievements

    In order to serve its clients better, the department has so far put in place:

    The CSS – EMEAS (Electro-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance) System to help track inventory movement.

    Automated Library management system to help in book cataloging, inventory circulation and inventory stock taking in a digital platform.