Given technological advances and the changing nature of higher education, the Libraries will be increasingly technology-driven, making use of the latest electronic innovations in hyper libraries. Basic hardbound journal collections will be supported with electronic subscriptions. Delivery of information from remote sites will be accelerated. A growing number of digitized library materials will be available.
Facts & Statistics
Online Full-Text Monographs (E-Book, E-Thesis)
Printed Periodical Subscriptions
Online Full-Text E-Journals Covered in our SDL Subscription Databases
1- What are the opening hours of Library?
|Sunday - Thursday
||8:00 am - 6:00 pm
||7:30 am - 9:00 pm
||8:00 am - 10:00 pm
||8:00 am – 6:00 pm
|Eid & Public Holidays
2- How many books can I borrow?
For graduate and undergraduate students, five (5) general books can be borrowed for two weeks and these can be renewed twice provided that there are no other requests on queue. Faculty is allowed to borrow eight (8) books for the whole semester. PSU administrative staff is allowed to borrow a maximum of five (5) books for two weeks period.
3- Can I borrow reference sources, journals, newspapers and magazines?
Reference sources, journals, newspapers and magazines are categorized as IN-LIBRARY USE material therefore can be borrowed for limited time only with special permission of Circulation Librarian at Central Library.
4- Are group activities and discussions allowed inside the Library?
Yes, but only in assigned areas in library. The conducive learning environment of the library should be maintained by not disturbing other library users.
5- Does Library provide its services during salah (prayer) times?
Yes. The library remains open during prayer times.
6- How can I recommend a book for purchase?
Faculty and students are encouraged to recommend books and other material for purchase.
Men Campus :
- For material in English language, requests are sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For material in Arabic language, requests are sent to: email@example.com
- Requests are sent to library_CW@psu.edu.sa
7- Can I use Printers at Library? If yes, How?
Yes. You may print any information as long as it does not violate Saudi and international copyright laws.
8- Are there color printers in the Library?
No. All the printers in library print black & white.
9- What do I do if online databases or OPAC are not accessible?
If online databases or OPAC are not working on-campus and off-campus, please report the problem to SDL Coordinator at following details:
10- Who should I contact if I need training on using databases?
Research Services & Web Librarian is the responsible person at Central Library for trainings on using online database. He can be contacted at following details:
011 494 8505
For Women Campus, requests are sent to
11- What should I do if printers, computers, scanners and other IT equipment are out of order?
Such problems are reported to the Library Systems Administrator at:
12- How do I find materials in Library?
The Classification System used in Library uses ten (10) main classes to classify materials according to their subject. PSU Central Library uses an integrated library management system with an online public access catalog (OPAC) to manage its collections, circulation and searching. The catalog can be accessed at:
What one has to do is to search the OPAC, write down the call number, go directly to the bookshelves and check out the material using 3M self-check system. If assistance needed, let any of the available library staff know.
13- I am off campus, How can I accesses PSU Digital Library?
PSU users can access Central Library’s subscribed e-resources off-campus. Use your PSU ID and password (the same that you use to login to PSU email) at this link:
14- Am I allowed to bring food inside the library?
No. Food and drinks are not allowed inside the library premises. Only plain water is allowed in a covered container or bottle.