Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:01
The creation, distribution and manipulation of information has become the most significant economic and cultural activity today. The capital markets authority has worked towards the creation of an information resource Centre that meets the various needs of its users. The environment is conducive for quiet reading, research and studying.
The library is responsible for providing access to information resources. The library has a specialized collection of books, journals and proceedings covering subjects related to the capital market, such as financial products, investment planning, accounting, corporate governance, Kenya Gazette records and copies of the publications produced by the Authority. The library is engaged in continuous selection and acquisition of information resources including books, reference materials, periodicals, journals and electronic resources so as to enrich the library collection and respond to the ever growing user information needs on various aspects of capital markets development and products
The library acquired and installed a library software system to enhance the utilization of Information Communication Technologies. This allows users to search and access library holdings through an online public access catalogue. The library further subscribes to a host of online databases to provide access to internet searches in order to supplement the print media. The library is very instrumental in providing factual information.
To encourage the public read more about investing in the capital market, the library has continued to develop a special collection on investor education materials and various investment related subjects. The availability of financial statements of various listed companies has made this library treasured and valuable. The library will continue to improve the range of services offered and upgrade its stock to reflect the changing needs. In keeping with the emerging Information Communication Technologies, the library is working towards availing more information content so as to remove the geographical barriers in access to information. Such information will be various annual reports for listed companies.
The library serves a number of visitors ranging from students, both local and international, lecturers from various universities, individuals from the corporate companies, general public and staff of the authority.
CMA Library is opened from 8.00 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and public holidays.
The resource center is at the CMA office at Embankment Plaza , 3rd floor, Longonot Rd, Upperhill, Nairobi.
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
We also offer online searches, photocopying and scanning services.
The following persons are eligible to use the Library
1. CMA staff
2. CMA Board Members.
3. All members of the public, market players and stake holders.
Entry to the resource center is free.
Rules and regulations
Persons who wish to use the Library must be registered as members
1. All persons who access CMA library are required to abide by these regulations.
2. The Librarian may suspend from the use of the library any person breaking these Regulations.
If you require more information, please contact the librarian through the following telephone numbers: 020 - 2264254; 020 - 2264252. OR email :