Central Library FAQs

FAQs - PSU Central Library

These FAQs are list of questions and answers that are very frequently asked and answered at PSU Central Library.

What are the opening hours of Library?

The Central Library at Men Campus provides its services as per the following schedule:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 8:00am to 11:30pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm to 11:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am to 11:30pm

Library extends its timings during examinations as per the following schedule:

  • Saturday to Thursday: 8:00am to 2:00am
  • Friday: 9:00am to 2:00am
How many books can I borrow?

Students and administrative staff can borrow five (5) general books for one month. Faculty is allowed to borrow twenty (20) books for the whole semester.

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.

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.

How can I recommend a book for purchase?

Faculty and students are encouraged to recommend books and other material for purchase:
For material in English language, requests are sent to
For material in Arabic language, requests are sent to

Are there color printers in the Library?

No. All the printers in library print black & white.

What do I do if online databases are not accessible?

If online databases are not working on-campus and off-campus, please report the problem to databases Coordinator at CL-CW at following details:

Who should I contact if I need training?

Please write to us at

What should I do if printers, computers, scanners and other IT equipment are out of order?

Please report the problem to the nearby staff at the Library.

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.

I am off campus. How can I access 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:

Does the library have public computers?

Yes. A total of sixteen computers are available for public use at both floor of the library.

Does the printing and photocopying facilities available at both floors of the library?

Yes. Printers are available at both the floors.

How can I gift information resources to the library?

For information resources in English language, contact this email:
For information resources in Arabic language, contact this email:

Can I print documents at the Library?

Yes. You may print any information as long as it does not violate Saudi and international copyright laws.

Can I scan my documents at the library?

Yes, scanners are available at both the floors. You need to login with your PSU credentials to scan the documents.

Are there research rooms available in the library?

Yes, the library has three research rooms at the first floor of the library building.

What kind of study spaces are available in the library?

The library provides various types of study spaces like, standard tables, tables with dividers, sofas, and research rooms.

Can I bring my food inside the library?

No food is allowed inside the library except the plain water.

Where can I find library policies?

Library policies are available at library website at: