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 equipmentÂ 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, e-mail, online facilities including social media and the KNADS website have made enquiries cheaper, faster and convenient. Check Contact Us page on our website for more details.
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 KNADS, all archival materials in the custody of KNADS can only be consulted in the department searchroom and cannot be loaned out.