The Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts the Genocide Archive of Rwanda library. The library holds hundreds of titles on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The library includes the following types of books:

  1. Scholarly non-fiction
  2. Literary and genre fiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Graphic novels
  5. Graphic nonfiction
  6. Children’s books

The library offers a full range of services including research assistance and space for researchers to study the material. A computer room is also available to use. You can consult the library collection here by using the online library catalog. This collection is also accessible at the library. The Genocide Archive of Rwanda library does not lend out material, but you can make photocopies and reserve the books you are interested in.

Opening Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm
(last entrance is at 4:00pm)

7 days a week
(except the last Saturday of each month)

On the last Saturday of each month, the memorial is open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm due to Umuganda community work.

Getting Here

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is located in Gisozi, ten minutes drive from the centre of town. The easiest way to reach the memorial is by car or taxi.


There is no entrance fee to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. You may purchase an electronic guide or book a staff guide to enhance your tour.