King Fahd National Library



  • Established in 1406H, King Fahd National Library has managed within a relatively brief period to achieve many of its objectives. These objectives constitute building an effective infrastructure, developing the human resources and equipment, enriching library collections, achieving the library goals in the areas of documentation and preservation of the Saudi intellectual production and providing information services in line with the comprehensive development witnessed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Since the application of filing and international numeration systems in 1414H, the library has been able to record and index many books and periodicals. And as it has began the preparation of the final arrangements for recording audio and video vessels and deposit by the National Depository System requirements, the library has acquired the largest possible collections of books and possessions in one place
  • It should be noted that the documentation and registration processes carried out by the library have succeeded in changing the pattern of the estimated statistics of Saudi intellectual production both in domestic and foreign sources, and since the library became the national centre for filing and registration it has played a positive role in the improvement of publishing and publicizing the Saudi book through the deployment of indexing and allocating international standards
  • The library is attached to the equipment and systems of conservation and recovery care, and repair and maintenance of manuscripts, rare books; and the library configure databases, and operations documentation mechanism, as well as access to sources of information on optical disks, and building internal information networks that help organize the information and circulation
  • In the area of information services, the library provides information and answers direct questions, through various means of communication
  • The library is also involved in participating in local and Arab book fairs displaying Saudi intellectual production, along with communications, and cooperative programs with Arab and foreign entities, reflecting the cultural and civilizational role played internally and externally