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Library Services

Library service points are deliberately positioned in a convenient, customer-focused and learner-friendly environment. There are four major Library sections where services are offered as follows: 

  • Circulation and Readers’ Information Services:

    Comprises of: Lending, returning and renewing of books; Short-loan and Reserve services; Library orientation and guided tours; Membership registration; and Customer care services.

  • Serials and Reference Services: 

    This includes facilitated access to assorted publications for research such as journals, trade magazines, KNEC past-exam papers, and research projects. 

    It also includes Information retrieval training and Current Awareness Services.

  • Technical Processing Section: 

    All information materials received in the Library are processed by capturing bibliographic details - classification and cataloguing to facilitate easy identification, organization and retrieval of required information from the available collection.

  • ICT Services:

ICT section of the Library has been revamped and upgraded into TVET Technology Hub which was commissioned on February 28th, 2022 by Prof. George Magoha, former Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education. 

  • In this section, ICT services are offered with enhanced technology that can greatly expand opportunities for those willing to acquire digital skills for greater innovations such as Google developer program. 

  • ICT section is also ideal for conducting online research from various information-rich databases to access academic e-resources (including e-books and e-journals) through reliable internet and Wi-Fi hot-spots. 


Library Collection

  • KSTVET Library collection comprises a rich hybrid of print and non-print/ electronic information resources. These includes books, research reports, scholarly journals, trade magazines, government publications, and newspapers. 


  • There is a local database of assorted e-books for all the programs offered at KSTVET. 

  • Other e-resources comprise of Open Access (OA) content or subscribed resources from several publishers through Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC).


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