The Meru Branch of the KNLS was established in 1985. There are four branches in Meru so far. The country has a total of 62 public libraries; the youngest library will be the branch at Gatimbi which will make the total number of public libraries in Kenya 63.
According to Robert Wanjohi, the County Librarian in Meru says Meru Library was number two at Maktaba Awards in 2012 and number three in2013. These awards look at how the libraries work in collaboration with their communities. The Meru Library has a special needs training that equips children with special needs with ICT skills. The libraries partner with CAK (Communication Authority of Kenya) to provide better services to the communities around them.