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Services to Researchers

Our Services

Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service, one of the leading archival institutions in East, Central and Southern Africa (excluding south Africa) has some of the best research facilities on the continent (UNESCO report 1992).Computerized information indexes accessed directly by researchers on the on-line service, a competent and efficient research-faster facilitating team and state-of-the-art equipment  e.g. Microfilm Reader/Printer have made information retrieval easier, faster and much more efficient.Scholars, researchers, administrators, policy makers and members of the public are encouraged to make use of these facilities and exploit the vital information resource in this institution.Other services include:

Distant Researchers and Enquirers:

For distant researchers, the fax and e-mail and Internet facilities have made enquiries cheaper, faster and convenient. (See back page for addresses).

Copying Facilities

Researchers are normally allowed to make copies either from microfilms or hard copy materials, but subject to the conditions outlined in the laid-down regulations for users.

Requisition of Documents

Except for Ministries, departments, Parastatal bodies and Local Authorities which can requisition their own files and documents which they had transferred to the KNA&DS, all archival materials in the custody of KNA&DS can only be consulted in the department searchroom and cannot be loaned out.