Coastal Resource Centre (Community Library)

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Coastal Resource Centre (Community Library) R E P O R T    C A R D
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Library context National Museum Library
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Region Mombasa, Kenya
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Observations Over 4,500, 5000 Reprints and over 1,200 Special collection of Sheikh Nabhany, Sheikh Ahmed and Omar Yahya
Address Mombasa Hospital Road, RISSEA Building, (Mombasa)
Postal address P.O. Box 82412, Mombasa, Postal Code 80100
Point of contact 1. Fatma Mohammed Mansoor; 2. Mr. Kassim Omar & Ms Ashah Owano - Library Information Questionnaire 2
Year founded 1960’s as Archeology Research Library, Fort Jesus Museum 2012 renamed Coastal Resource Centre Community Library after a merger with RISSEA Library
Serving population 400,000 persons Approx half a million
Surface size (approx.) 600metres sq (approx) on two floors
Access to electricity
Number of visitors per day (approx.)
Number of seats 16
Number of tables 4
Number of books 5,000
Internet Yes
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) Yes
Internet speed Slow
Number of computers 2 for staff
Services offered • borrowing service • interlibrary loan • photocopying • scanning • Education children corner programs • Museum Base Object Learning • Storytelling & Debate (Mjadala) Sessions • Participation in the collection and documentation of indigenous knowledge working with the community for Elimu Asilia Project ( or coordinated from Main Museum Library in Nairobi
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