Harbor Library




Operating Hours
  • Saturday to Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
  • Fridays: CLOSED

Contact Us
Phone: 808 6648 | 808 6651
Email: harbor.library@coastline-fm.com
Harbor Library Schedule:

About the Harbor Library

Located behind Discovery Square with a scenic view of the Red Sea, the Harbor Library is a place of learning that can enrich your knowledge with information from our physical library or our virtual e-resource library. Residents can engage in many of our programs that showcase the world's different cultures and experiences for all ages and cultures.

The Harbor Library is open to the KAUST community, approved service providers and  graduates.

Start learning today and grab a book!


The primary purpose of the Harbor library is to provide resources and services in a variety of media to meet the needs of individuals and groups for education, information and personal development including recreation and leisure. It has an important role in the development and maintenance of a democratic society by giving the individual access to a wide and varied range of knowledge, ideas and opinions.

In front of the facility, you will find a bike station. Please be advised the Harbor Walk and Discovery Square are designated as pedestrian areas, all unauthorized vehicles are prohibited.

Personal Books Exchange

The personal book exchange is a free book, and self-service option for enthusiastic readers, and is located on the ground floor. Community members can share personal books, by donating them on the dedicated shelves and choosing one of the available books donated by others.


Access To The Balcony And Espresso

This beautifully sited library, with access to the balcony overviewing the Beacon tower and a fresh cup of coffee, may be your best choice to study, work or expand your interests. The coffee machine is a self-service-based option with the Nespresso capsules to be purchased for only 5 SAR at the library reception.


The Library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material.

Harbor Library Services

  • Patrons Services
  • Circulation
  • Library Instruction
  • Information Commons
  • Reference Guide
  • Conference room Reservations
  • Activities
  • Classes
  • MAC Station

The Harbor Library is operating a click and collect service for borrowing books and DVDs, daily from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Search the library: Search the library through the online catalogue at https://opac.kaust.edu.sa. Make sure to filter your search by "Harbor Library". Borrow books: To arrange for a collection, email your selected list of items and requested time of collection to harbor.library@coastline-fm.com, at least 24 hours in advance.


Kids Zone

A choice of kid's activities is held at the Harbor Library so that everyone can be rewarded with unforgettable experiences while bonding with the little ones, socializing, staying active, and being creative.

Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (i.e., parent, helper, guardian) at all times. Pre-booking is not required.

Below you can see some of the activities offered by the Recreation team. Please use the Get-Active calendar (available on the left side of this page as well as on the KAUST Central App) for up-to-date activities. Or contact our library team to find out about community clubs held at the facility (Sunday Story Time and Crafts).