Kari Headquaters Library caters for all agricultural scientists both from KARI and other institutions through acquiring, identifying and accessing appropriate information sources.
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute library has amassed a large collection of monographs and journals with disciplines ranging from agricultural economics to livestock. Users are provided with electronic access to external sources of information through the internal and external database on CD-ROM or the Internet.
The library is opened from Monday to Friday between 8:00am to 5:00pm; it remains closed on weekends and public holidays.
The library is primarily intended for KARI staff, visiting scientists and participants in various training programmes. On the other hand scientists from other research institutions in Kenya use the library for reference and reading purpose, they may borrow items from the library through the inter- library loan facility. The library subscribes journals and external databases. Books and periodicals are circulated to KARI scientists and other institution that collaborate with KARI.
The library has experienced information professionals who assist users in carrying out literature searches and other services.