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Library Quick Tips: Getting Started

Tips for new users of the library

Setting Up and Using Your Library Account

Your KAUST ID card is your Library Card. You can use it to borrow and return library books at the Self-check machines in the Library.

For KAUST users, log into your Library Account with your KAUST Username/PW. For KAUST community members, use your KAUST ID number to create a password. Once your account has been set up, you can also renew your books online, place hold for books that have been borrowed out by other users, as well as recommend books to be added to our collection.

Learn how to log into your Library Account to start using your account to

  • check out books
  • renew library books
  • place holds for materials
  • recommend books to be added to the library collection

Details here:

Check here for Circulation Policy:

Learn how to use the Self-Check Machines to borrow/return books

To find out how to create a Library PIN for your account, watch this video

Learn how to renew your library books online in this video. 

To find out how to login to your account, watch this video:

Check here for Circulation Policy:

Library Resources

Select a specific BESE-related LibGuide from the list below:

What about books or articles not found in the Library?

This video shows you how to use ILLDD to request an article that is not found in the Library Collection.

Details of this service available here:

Purchasing Textbooks

Find out how to purchase assigned textbooks in the reading lists provided by your professors in this video.

You will need to login to your Student Portal to place orders. More details in this LibGuide.

For enquiries, email