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Library Trainings FALL 2017

New FALL 2017 Training Schedule

University Library offers workshops to help members of the KAUST community get the most from the University’s wide array of information resources and technology tools and to aid students and researchers in achieving success with their studies and research.

Each class has a maximum capacity of 30 participants. All training sessions will be held at the computer lab, level 3, Library [Bldg 12]. Classes are open to the entire KAUST community, but seating is limited – please register here.


Using Library Events: Rooms and Facilities

Our award winning University Library Building is also a place for gathering and learning, and we are trying to serves this function by providing informal settings for the KAUST community to share thoughts and ideas. Described as the iconic part of our campus, well placed at the center of the academic campus, there are many academic and community events held every day at the Library.

View all events happening in the University Library from the Library Website.

To reserve the Sea View Room, Computer Lab and Grand Sea View Reading Hall, please email:

To organise an event at our building, please email: All events proposals should have secured an official approval from KAUST Communications Department in advance.

Postdocs and Research Scientists - Scientific Writing Support

The Office of Academic Writing Services supports faculty members in the presentation and publication of their research, which includes editing, proofing text, improving the graphics (illustrations, TOC images, journal covers, etc.) and plagiarism prevention through iThenticate. They also offer course "Communicating Science: Scientific Writing Course for Postdocs and Research Scientists" time to time.

Click here for more details.

Library Specialist Service

Need Personalized Research Help?

For help in literature searching or using University Library resources and databases, training needs, please contact one of the Specialist Librarians listed below:

  • Research services, collections, scholarly communication and trainings - Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar (Vijay), Library Director (janardhanan.vijayakumar sa)


  • Physical Sciences and Engineering & EndNote - Mr. Stephen Buck, PSE Subject Specialist (stephen.buck sa)
  • Maths, Computer Sciences, Patents & Business resources - Ms. Janis Tyhurst, Senior CEMSE Subject Specialist (janis.tyhurst sa)
  • Biological and Life Sciences, Plagiarism - Ms. Lee Yen HAN, BESE Subject Specialist (leeyen.han sa)
  • Digital Repository, KAUST Theses, ORCiD, PLUMx -  Mr. Mohamed  Ba-Essa, Digital Repository Specialist (mohamed.baessa@KAUST. EDU. SA)

Office Location: Level 3, University Library (Building 12).

Questions and training requests can be send to librarycis@KAUST.EDU.SA.