The King Abdulaziz Public Library established the core of its women's libraries by opening a women's section attached to the main library in early 1988 AD (1409 AH), by order of its founder and patron, the late King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Then he ordered the section to be transformed into an integrated women's library, which he officially opened on 28 November 1995 (5 Rajab 1416 AH). It was built according to the latest international standards and offers, and offers on a par with the men’s and children’s libraries, the finest modern information services. When the Library established a branch in the historic King Abdul-Aziz Centre in the middle of Riyadh, the second women's library was attached to it.
Women's libraries aim to achieve the following objectives:
1. Provide information and the corresponding sources in their various forms in all disciplines.
2. Provide advanced information and library services to scholars and researchers.
3. Put on various cultural activities. (symposia, lectures, exhibitions…).
4. Coordinate training programmes and visits with beneficiaries
5. Serve the community.
Women's libraries provide a variety of information services by specialists in library sciences, IT, and computer science through the following channels:
1. Reference and advisory services;
2. Internal lending (within research compartments);
3. External lending;
4. Audio-visual services: (programs, tapes, slides, movies...);
5. Internet services;
6. Information provided by telephone, mail and Fax;
7. Photographic services.
Based on the Library’s belief that its role as a cultural and social institution is important, the Library has sought to strengthen its cooperation with educational, cultural and training institutions by playing the following roles:
1. Training female students and those attached to library departments in other educational and training establishments.
2. Receiving and preparing for cultural visits;
3. Gifting and exchanging;
4. Providing advice on libraries to equivalent bodies.