The library is divided into various sections. These are,

1.The Reserve Section

This is the section located at the entry / exit of the library. This area few copies of books we find to be in great demand. Most of the books are in the open shelves as well. Please note that the books in this section are meant to be read only inside the library. This is in the efforts to ensure that at every time there are copies of these books in the library.

At the reserve section, we also have laws of Kenya, Bound Acts, Constitution and Some Subject files. We need to clarify that the subject files are just supplementary materials and NOT class notes. Another important thing to note is that not all lecturers have the subject files and its not a requirement. Most of there files are digitized already and the library is moving towards getting rid of the hard copies.

2. The Open Shelves / Reading Area

This is the entire area on the left after the stairs. The books in this area can be borrowed out for a period of one week. The only materials in this section that cannot be taken out of the library are the Law Reports and Dictionaries.

3.Special Collection

This is the room on the first floor, on the right after the stairs. This section has; Laws of Kenya, Special Reports from various Commissions, Dictionaries, Training materials for Continuing Professional Development and other non Law core materials

4.The Electronic Resource Center

This is located on the first floor of the library. When fully furnished, this section should have 80 computers. This area is to be used for study and research. The rules of the library apply here too. Downloading of obscene materials, watching of movies or playing of music is not allowed.

5.Media Lounge

This is located on the ground floor of the library. This is the area there are Daily Newspapers and Magazines. This section when fully funtional will have a TV for news and current awareness. No material is supposed to be removed from this room except with authority from library staff.


The Kenya School of Law Library offers the following Services

i.    Photocopying services are available at Kshs 2/- per page.
ii.    Books may be photocopied to a limited extent while observing the Copyright Law
iii.    Advance booking is required for items with 10 pages and above, using the form available at the front desk.

i.    Printing is available at Kshs 5/- per page

Scanning is available at a cost of sh. 25 per page for students and sh. 40 for non-students

Binding services (Spiral binding) are available at 50/- for up to 50 sheets and 100/- for between 50 sheets and 100 sheets.

The Library has an online reference service that allows clients to submit reference questions to the Librarians, who provide personalized assistance to library users in accessing suitable information resources to meet their needs.

As part of reference, please note that we have past papers for ATP, Paralegal and Pre-Bar.

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