King Fahd National Library Riyadh
The King Fahad National Library is located on an area of approximately 58,000 square meters.
King Fahad Library is considered a monument, was built at the expense of the citizens, to be an architectural masterpiece in cooperation with the Municipality of Riyadh, which provided the land and technical, architectural and administrative supervision. The building was designed to be a public library and then was converted to a national library of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia upon the proposal of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The library was established at the initiative of the people of Riyadh city, on the occasion of the accession of King Fahd to power, was the announcement of the Library Project at the ceremony, which held in the year 1403H, the project has been started in the implementation in 1406 H.
The building consists of ground floor topped with three floors covered by the planetarium so beautiful. It was designed by the nature of architectural modern decorated Arabic inscriptions and marble.
The implementation of the project begun in 1406 H, was under the supervision of the secretariat of the city of Riyadh, and in 1408 formed an interim administration; freed planning process development groups, organized and prepared, and put the nucleus of the administrative and technical her organs, and in 1409 H. the construction was build, furniture and equipment.
King Fahd National Library has been able during the brief period since its inception to achieve many of the ambitious achievements.
In the area of building the library Collectibles it has mastered many of the information printed materials, and audio-visual materials. Such as optical disks and the thumbnail, local documents, coins, rare books and manuscripts, as the library finally got the first batch of Arabic manuscripts and precious from Princeton University in the US, that were about photographs of all manuscripts and rare books. That the library received as a gift of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, General President of Youth Welfare.
Since the application filing system and international Numbering in 1414H, the library was able to record and indexing of many current books and periodicals, it also began in the preparation of the final arrangements for recording audio and video materials and deposited according to the national Filing system requirements.
The library take care of the equipment and conservation systems, recovery care, and the restoration and maintenance of manuscripts and rare books, and the library has configured databases, and processes authentication mechanism, as well as access to sources of information on optical drives, and building internal information networks that help organize information and circulation.
Library is also involved an active role in the local and Arab exhibitions in publishing and displaying its publications and other Saudi intellectual production, along with communications, and cooperative programs, and the exchange of information and publications with Arab and foreign bodies.
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