Main Library

The University Main Library is located in Building 8, in the center of the academic buildings. This four-story building provides room for operations, resources and services, together with 300 seats for general reading and 48 study carrels.

The KFUPM Libraries ranks among the top Saudi Arabian academic research libraries by any measure. The Libraries's collections and services, physical and virtual, provide outstanding support for internationally recognized research in more than 10 doctoral programs while also addressing the learning needs of more than 10,000 undergraduate students across the campuses. Students and faculty rank the Libraries as the most important source of information for their work, and graduating seniors consistently give the Libraries the highest satisfaction rating of any academic service or program.

The Libraries has made significant progress toward its goal of becoming a more user-centered, any time and any place library. As we take pride in our many successes, we recognize that the Libraries face many challenges. To realize the promise of the 21st century academic research library, it is essential that we continue to focus on our users and align our programs to better meet their needs. We must maintain the excellent level of the essential library services our users expect while keeping sight of our core values and those qualities which define us as a library. The Libraries shall continue to be a leader in scholarly communication issues as well as other information policy matters, such as intellectual freedom and privacy.