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IAU Library Basics: IAU Libraries

IAU Libraries


At the heart of the Madina Jamia of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Central Library was opened for male students, faculty members, staff, and other users in May 2014. This is a new, hi-tech, purpose-built three-story building. 

In addition to all faculty and students of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, It serves members from the local public, industry, and business community.


This library currently holds 82,101 Print items, 372 Databases covering 134,045 e-Journal, and 638,974 e-books, 6811422 Thesis and Dissertations, 5439 Videos. Annually subscribes to 43 Printed Journals and the back issues of the printed journals are preserved for research and consultation. Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University’s graduate and post-graduate theses collection are also shelved in this library. Special Collection and Govt. The publications section is also managed in the library.

Services & Facilities

There is a large range of services offered by central library to the IAU’s community within and outside the campus. These services includes:

  1. User-friendly study hours during regular teaching hours and examinations throughout academic year.
  2. Books circulation and reservation services through circulation desk and/or self-check-in & check-out.
  3. Online reservation/ renewal and ILL request link
  4. Interlibrary loan facility within IAU libraries.
  5. Physical to virtual reference services i.e. one on one, online chat, email.
  6. Online public access library catalog  for searching
  7. Electronic Resources search through E-Resources portal.
  8. Orientations and training programs for freshmen and for new users.
  9. Research support through ILRC programs and Liaison Librarians.

  10. University special events support services i.e. seminar rooms & grand seminar hall etc.

  11. Computer labs, Wi-Fi, assistance in device connectivity, smart boards for teaching and collaborative learning
  12. Group study rooms for academic presentation and research purposes.
  13. Free scanning facility subject to Kingdom & International copyright laws.

  14. Print/photocopy self-service on payment.
  15. Book return self-service facility available 24/7.
  16. Current awareness and SDI via IAU libraries OPAC.
  17. Cafeteria.

Following ICT equipment and software support is available at central library

ICT Facilities Ground Floor 1st Floor 2nd Floor
General use computers 53 - 103
OPACs 6 3 1
OPAC Special Needs 2 1 -
Self-checkout machine 1 2 1
Interactive map 1 1 -
Scanner 1 1 -
Black & white photocopy come printer 1 1 1
Color photocopy come printer  - 1 -
Podium / Projector 1 - 5
Video conference facility - - 1
Wireless Projector 2 - -


Software Available through VM Ware

  1. Adobe Dreamweaver
  2. Adobe Flash Professional
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Adobe Reader
  5. AutoCAD
  6. Microsoft Office
  7. Microsoft Visio and MS-Project professional.
  8. Real Player
  9. SPSS
  10. WinZip

User Services Staff

Mouawia Hassan Mohamed Saeed
Phone: 00966-133332832

Sadiq Saeed Ali Alhouri    
Circulation Desk supervisor & ILL coordinator    
Phone: 00966-1333-32805

Ali Hassan Alsuwaimel    
Phone: 00966-1333-32808.

Mohamed Hassan Akuwail    
Circulation Desk & ILL coordinator 
Phone: 00966-1333-32831.

Address: Central Library (Main), Building A3, Madina Jamiah, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Dammam. Zip Code: 31451, P.O. Box 1982, Saudi Arabia.