The library was founded in 1999 and in its first decade grew to more than 27,000 volumes (18,000 titles) in English, Arabic, and other languages. In addition to academic works, fiction and childrens' literature are available. The collection even contains a few rare volumes from the original Dar Al Hanan library, established by Queen Effat in the 1950s.
Magazines & Journals(in Print)
General-interest Magazines:Time, US News & World Report, The Middle East, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic, Parents, Consumer Reports, Sayidati, Al-Jameela, Al-Rajul, Hiya, and Basem.
- Business Magazines: African Business,(Bloomberg)Business Week, Business Life, Business Opportunities Handbook, Consumer Reports, The Economist, Entreprenuer, Fast Company, Forbes, Gulf Business, Gulf Marketing Review, and Wired.
- Business Journals(in Print): The Academy of Management Journal(2007 issues), Harvard Business Review (2007-2008 issues), Human Resource Management(2007 issues only), Journal of the Human Resource Planning Society (2007 issues),The Journal of Human Resources(2010 issues only), Journal of Marketing (2007-2009 issues).SAM (Society for the Advancement of Management) Journal (2008-2009 issues).
- Architecture & Interior Design Magazines:Arabian Home, Architectural Digest, Architectural Records, Architectural Digest, AJ:The Architect's Journal, The Architectural Review, Croquis, Domus, Interior Design, Better Homes and Garden, BH & G Decorating Ideas, Homes and Gardens, House and Gardens, House Beautiful, Kitchen, Bed, and Bathrooms, L'Architecture d'aujord'hui, Martha Stewart Living.
- Computer Science, IT Magazines:Scientific American, Web Designer, Wired.
- Computer Science, Engineering, IT Journals(in Print): Information & Management (2007 issues), Information Systems Management (2007 issues), International Journal of Business Information Systems (2007 issues), MIS (Management Information Systems) Quarterly (2004-2007 issues), SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (2006-2007 issues).
Arabic: Okaz, Al-Madina, Al-Riyadh, Al-Bilad, Al-Nadwa, Al-Youm, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Al-Eqtisadiyah, Al-Riyadhiya, and Al-Watan". English: Arab News and Saudi Gazette.
We welcome your suggestions for new titles to add to our collection!