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.
electronic books & audiobooks
digital newspapers & magazines
Discover inspiration among our collection of more than 315,000 print and digital materials, in both Arabic and English. Search by author, title, or keyword.
Got a question? Need help with something? Your friendly Ithra librarians are here and eager to help answer your questions
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 a sound system. The rooms can accommodate between 6 to 21 people. To book one of these rooms and see the policies, don't hesitate to get in touch with the library through email@example.com.
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
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 more than 7000 digital magazines and newspapers available directly from your mobile device.
Collection Borrowing and Use Rules
Collection Use Privileges
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)
Items can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks.
A maximum of 5 items can be loaned at the same time.
Items can be renewed once from the website, over the phone, or by visiting the library.
Overdue items will incur fines of 2 SAR per day per item.
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.
The membership owner has to be present to use the borrowing privileges.
For family members, all email notifications will be sent to the primary membership holder.
Fines have to be paid at the Ticket station at the Plaza
Devices (e.g. laptops and iPads) can be borrowed by Adults and Young Adults for onsite use only.
Devices can be borrowed for 2 hours.
User is considered liable for the period the device is borrowed.
User cannot borrow more than one device at a time.
Devices can be borrowed from the library's customer service.
Membership owner has to be present to use the borrowing privileges.