Busia Community Library

This is the main library for the Busia community. It is a branch of the KNLS. The library is located near the town center making it easily accessible by many. The library serves a large number of nearby schools. It receives support from a various NGOs.

They have an impressive collection of quality books, probably the best we have seen so far. Their computer lab is also of great quality, unfortunately they have some funding difficulties getting an Internet connection going consistently.

Busia Community Library R E P O R T    C A R D
In our network Yes
Library visited by our team Yes
Library visit date June 12, 2014
Library context This is the main library of Busia. It is a branch of the KNLS (Kenya National Library Service).
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
This library has an impressive collection of recent books. It also has a good number of decent computers which are unfortunately not connected to the Internet anymore. The library has dificulties generating enough revenues to keep an active Internet connection.

Library will need:
- More books
- Internet connection
- Library furniture
Region Busia, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Observations This is a very nice library, however fairly small for the city population.
Address Busia municipality, ministry of cooperative and marketting house, Off Busia – Kisumu rd, ground floor (housed by the gorvenment of Kenya)
Postal address 234 – 50400, Busia
Point of contact Maria K. Wafula (Coordinator, KNLS)
Website No
Email fasscolibrary@yahoo.com
Year founded 2000
Serving population 800,000 approx.
Surface size (approx.) 800 sqft
Access to electricity Yes
Number of visitors per day (approx.) About 50
Number of seats 32
Number of tables 9 (4 Adult section and 5 Children’s section)
Number of books 1,846
Internet No
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) Yes (when running)
Internet speed N/A
Number of computers 7
Services offered Book borrowing, Tutoring i.e. Computer Classes, User education, Reading tent activities (Mother /child story telling, Reading, Writing and drawing clubs), Debate and drama Clubs (to start 2014)
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material N/A
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS We provided content relevant school and curriculum books during our assessment visit. We also suggested different ways to generate aditional revenues for an Internet connection such as providing computer classes with completion certificates.

Go to donate page

back to libraries

back to top