Lamu Fort Library

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Library context North coast on the Indian Ocean. Natioanl Museum library.
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Region Lamu, Mombasa, Kenya
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Observations The library has a collection of over 10,000 that includes books, articles, newspaper cuttings, magazines, university and college prospectuses, old Swahili manuscripts, and Master’s and Doctorate theses
Address Lamu Fort Museum, (Lamu Island - Kenya)
Postal address P.O. Box 48, Lamu
Point of contact 1. Khadija Issa Twahir; 2.Mr. Shekale Shee & Ms Ashah Owano
Year founded 1972 as a reference library for staff and researchers
Serving population Approx 80,000
Surface size (approx.) 100metres sq (approx)
Access to electricity
Number of visitors per day (approx.)
Number of seats 26
Number of tables 8
Number of books 10,000
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) Yes
Internet speed Slow
Number of computers 2 for staff
Services offered borrowing service • interlibrary loan • internet • photocopying • Storytelling Sessions for children by mothers • Participates in the collection and documentation of indigenous knowledge working with the community for Elimu Asilia Project ( or The project is coordinated from Main Library in Nairobi
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