The King Fahad National Library, formally established in 1990, is the main repository for all books, information and historic materials relating to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Library aims to preserve and document intellectual work in the Kingdom, making it available to readers and contributing to the enhancement of national culture. It’s a goal close to our heart, so in 2009 we donated the entire collection of Seminar for Arabian Studies’ proceedings. The annual publication of papers read at the seminar – which itself continues to receive our passionate support – features new research on Arabia and reports of recent discoveries in the Peninsula in a wide range of disciplines. We felt it a fitting addition to the Library’s existing collection of some 1.3 million items of information and over 200,000 historical documents.