King Fahd National Library

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
King Fahd National Library
مكتبة الملك فهد الوطنية
Country Saudi Arabia
Type National library
Established 1990 (1990)
Location Olaya, Riyadh
Coordinates Coordinates: 24°41′9″N 46°41′13″E / 24.68583°N 46.68694°E / 24.68583; 46.68694
Access and use
Members Salman Al Saud (Chairman)

The King Fahd National Library (KFNL, Arabic: مكتبة الملك فهد الوطنية) is the legal deposit and copyright library for Saudi Arabia.


The library was established in 1990[1] and is located in Riyadh.[2] Among its special collections are the libraries of Ihsan Abbas, Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abd al Aziz al Mani, Sheikh Abd Allah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Khamis, Sheikh Uthman Ibn Hamad al Haqil, Sheikh Muhammad Husayn Zaydan, Fawzan Ibn Abd al Aziz al Fawzan, Yusuf Ibrahim al Sallum, Muhammad Musa al Salim, Sheikh Muhammad Mansur al Shaqha, Sheikh Abd Allah Abd al Aziz al Anqari, Sheikh Abd Allah Ibn Umar al Sheikh, Sheikh Abd Allah Ibn Muhammad al Nasban, and Sheikh Husayn Ibn Abd Allah al Jarisi.[1]


  1. 1 2 Ayman Shabana (2010), "Saudi Arabia: Libraries, Archives and Museums", in Marcia J. Bates, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, ISBN 9780849397127
  2. "Cultural Institutions". Saudi Embassy (Washington DC). Retrieved 26 August 2014.

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