Ithra’s Library is a haven for readers, learners and lovers of books and knowledge. It is one of the largest public libraries in the region, offering over 315,000 books to discover and inspire you. A dynamic place of learning and activity, our library is designed to foster individual and collaborative learning while nurturing a love of reading, discovery and the pursuit of knowledge.

300 K+

physical books

30 K+

electronic & audiobooks

7 K+

digital newspapers & magazines

Library Programs

Workshop at the Library Workshop at the Library

Workshop at the Library

26th November 2022

5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

6+

English, Arabic

Storyteller of the Day Storyteller of the Day

Storyteller of the Day

30th November 2022

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

7+

English, Arabic

Game of the Month Game of the Month

Game of the Month

29th November 2022

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Families

English, Arabic

Professional Consultation Sessions Professional Consultation Sessions

Professional Consultation Sessions

10th November 2022

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

English, Arabic

Free

Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 6 - 10) Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 6 - 10)

Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 6 - 10)

6th October 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6-10

English, Arabic

Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 11 - 17) Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 11 - 17)

Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 11 - 17)

5th October 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

11-17

English, Arabic

Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 18+) Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 18+)

Ithra Chess Tournament (Ages 18+)

4th October 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

18+

English, Arabic

The Kingdom’s Treasures The Kingdom’s Treasures

The Kingdom’s Treasures

24th September 2022

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

All Ages

Arabic

Free

Say It in Your Dialect Say It in Your Dialect

Say It in Your Dialect

24th September 2022

4:30 PM - 11:00 PM

All Ages

Arabic

Free

Kids Book Club Kids Book Club

Kids Book Club

24th November 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

10-12

English, Arabic

Starting SAR 80.00

Story Time Story Time

Story Time

30th August 2021

Free

1, 2, 3, Let's ryhme! 1, 2, 3, Let's ryhme!

1, 2, 3, Let's ryhme!

28th August 2021

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

+5

Free

Library Services

Study/Meeting Rooms

Study/Meeting Rooms

The library has study/meeting rooms available for members to book. These rooms are available on level 2 and have AV equipment including projectors and sound system. The rooms can accommodate between 6 to 21 people.

Computers and Printing

Computers and Printing

There are PCs available for visitors to use on level 3, 4 and 5. The PCs have internet access and Microsoft Office applications. If users want to print, they can save their work to a USB and ask a member of staff to print their file. The first 10 pages of printing and photocopying are free! We also provide iPads for loan to members. These can be used in the library and are available on level 5.

Newspapers and Magazines

Newspapers and Magazines

We have newspapers and magazines in Arabic and English from around the world available for visitors to browse through in the library. We also have free access to over 7,000 digital magazines and newspapers available directly from your mobile device. This service is currently only available in the Center. Connect to Ithra’s Wi-Fi and download the PressReader app to get started.

Collection Borrowing and Use Rules

Collection Use Privileges

Member Type

Privilege

Adult 18 years and above

All Library collection

Young Adult 13-17 years

Young Adult and Juvenile Collection (Level 2)

Child 12 years old and younger

Juvenile collection (Level 2)

External Borrowing:

  1. Items can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks.
  2. A maximum of 5 items can be loaned at the same time.
  3. Items can be renewed once from the website, over the phone or by visiting the library.
  4. Overdue items will incur fines of 2 SAR per day per item.
  5. If the item is damaged or not returned within 60 days, it will be assumed lost and the patron will be liable to pay the replacement cost and the accrued fines plus 30 SAR processing fees.
  6. If total fines reach 250 SAR, membership will be suspended until fines are paid.
  7. Membership owner has to be present to use the borrowing privileges.
  8. For family members, all email notifications will be sent to the primary membership holder.
  9. Fines have to be paid at the Ticket station at the level 3 borrowing desk.

Internal Borrowing:

  1. Devices (e.g. laptops and iPads) can be borrowed by Adults and Young Adults for onsite use only.
  2. Devices can be borrowed for 2 hours.
  3. User is considered liable for the period the device is borrowed.
  4. User cannot borrow more than one device at a time.
  5. Devices can be borrowed from the library's customer service.
  6. Membership owner has to be present to use the borrowing privileges.

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