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Our Library contains vast volumes of academic works, references, research materials, literature, fiction, instructional materials, and other useful items for academic and research purposes. In addition, we provide many resources online, including e-books, databases with magazine and journal articles, and interactive learning tools such as JoVE resources. The library is committed to providing information resources and services to our users.

In the framework of KEMRI's Mission and Vision, the library has the mandate to facilitate availability and access to appropriate, relevant, and timely information to all the Institute staff. The library aims at serving the Institute by acquiring, organizing, and providing comprehensive Library and Information Services for research in human health by keeping the staff abreast with the latest developments in their respective areas of research interest. More specifically, it provides reading, reference, research materials, online and other services to the KEMRI scientific staff, graduate students, non-scientific staff, and individuals from partner institutions and networks for health research, administration, teaching, and learning.

The Library holds at heart the following Vision, Mission, and Core Values


To provide comprehensive library and information services for research in human health


To be the first point of choice for quality information that enhances the quality of life through research, teaching, and learning.

To realize the above vision and mission the library commits itself to uphold the following.

  • Efficient and timely delivery of information for quality health research and User-centred services including
  • Work in collaboration with the Knowledge Management office to develop and integrate databases relevant to KEMRI Research output.
  • Be part of the team that is developing and operationalizing a web-based portal for dissemination and research findings for KEMRI Freedom of access to information to all the KEMRI staff, KEMRI graduate school, and relevant users.
  • Appreciation of client feedback to improve services and programs. Provision of safe and comfortable facilities that enhance research and study.
  • Service delivery in information dissemination to the relevant platforms External collaborations and partnerships and members of the Association of Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) and Kenya Library Information Consortium (KLISC).
  • Capacity building through training of online literature searchers, authorship skills (academic scientific manuscript writing, referencing), and systematic reviews.
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