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This paper was published in the Maktaba Journal: A Journal of the Kenya Library and Information, Vol. 7 No.1 (pp. 150-160).

(This paper was published Only in Print and thus there is no no online version)


Whereas there is a general appreciation of libraries' role in educational performance and literacy development among learners, the status of school libraries still needs to improve. The struggle to secure a workable school library policy in Kenya is far from won. This study investigated the status of school libraries in Migori County by analyzing available resources and giving a framework for their development. Data was collected using questionnaires and Interviews in schools drawn from all the eight sub-counties in the county. The data was analyzed thematically based on parameters that define successful school libraries to arrive at study conclusions. They recommend fundamental policy changes to the status of the school libraries in Kenya.