About the Resource Centre
The Resource Centre was set up to support the Authority’s mission of promoting and facilitating the development of fair and efficient capital markets in Kenya by providing access to information sources and resources on all aspects of capital markets. The Resource Centre is targeted to be conducive for quiet study and research.
The Resource Centre houses specialized collections of books, journals and proceedings covering subjects related to the capital markets, such as financial products, investment planning, accounting and corporate governance among others. Other information resources include: prospectuses, licensee’s accounts, annual reports and financial statements for listed companies on the Nairobi Security Exchange.
We also subscribe to a host of e-resources including journals, magazines and online databases to ensure access to global trends and data. We also have a special collection on investor education where one can find books and other information resources on basics of investing in the Capital Markets.
The Resource Centre boasts a unique collection of financial statements for all the listed companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange dating from the 1990’s to the present-day. This provides a critical reference for both local and international researchers, scholars of the securities exchange and the listed companies.
In keeping with the emerging Information Communication technologies the Resource Centre is working towards making more content available
a) Reference Services
These services encompass a broad spectrum of information needs, such as finding quick answers to questions, using online catalogue and other electronic resources, and locating materials and information on specialized topics on capital markets.
b) Interlibrary loan
The Resource Centre participates in the resource sharing initiatives with other financial sector regulators in Kenya namely: Retirement Benefits Authority, Central Bank of Kenya, Sacco societies Regulatory Authority and Insurance Regulatory Authority. Part of these initiatives is to enable staff from peer regulators to access and use the Resource Centre.
c) Ask a Librarian
The Resource Centre is committed to helping users find and use information. Need for a quick answer for a book or other reference material? You can contact the librarian on phone or email.
d) Lending service
The Resource Centre allows eligible users to borrow information resources for a specified duration.
e) Online Public Access Catalogue (Web OPAC)
The Resource Centre is automated and users can access the library collections through the Online Public Access Catalogue by the ‘library catalogue’ link on CMA Website: www.cma.or.ke
The Resource Centre houses a collection of information resources ranging from books, Journals and periodicals. The collections are organized as follows:
a) General/Open Shelf Collection
This collection comprises of mainly books found in open shelves section of the Resource Centre and may be borrowed for use outside the Resource Centre premises by eligible users.
b) Reference Collection
Reference materials are for use within the Resource Centre. This collection is used to answer quick reference questions. It comprises of dictionaries, encyclopedias, year books, handbooks, Dictionaries etc.
c) Government Publications
These comprise of publications from the government printer like the Kenya government, parent ministry and other government agents and bodies.
This comprises of e-journals and online databases that the Resource Centre has subscribed to including: Harvard Business Review, Capital Markets Law Journal, Journal of Securities Operations, International Financial Reporting Standards (eIFRS) CFA Institute Journal.
This collection comprise of local and international print magazines and journals that the Authority subscribes to.including: Africa Investor, Management, Oxford Business Group, CFA Magazine.
Weekdays: Monday- Friday: 8:00am to 5.00pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
Capital Markets Authority
Embankment Plaza,3rd Floor
Longonot Road,Off Kilimanjaro Avenue,
Nairobi - Kenya.
Tell:+254 20 2264400/020 - 2264252/020 - 2264264
The Resource Centre is open to the general public for free on a need to use basis. Prior booking is encouraged due to space limitation.
Organization of collection
Information materials in the library are arranged using the Library of Congress classification scheme (LC).