Maktabat El Hafeed comprises three levels with a total area of 2700 square meters. The building has a capacity to accommodate 150,000 books on open access and in storage and 1000 students. The three levels of the building are:

The Basement: This area accommodates book displays, periodical shelving, a seminar room, a computer laboratory, an audio-visual room, the children's corner, Internet, Archive, research and report sections and storage areas. 

The Ground Floor: This level comprises the main entrance and the entrance foyer, the administrative offices of the library, the circulation desk, the card catalogue, reading areas; open access shelving, recent accession display, as well as twelve study cubicles for senior research students and staff.

The Upper Floor: Here, additional shelving and reading areas can be found, as well as open air seating on the library balcony. 

Library Objectives

• To work with the University community to provide access to information

• To monitor and evaluate services to match growing University needs

• To assist the user in understanding and utilizing the full range of information services and to

foster the acquisition of skills necessary for independence in learning.

• To provide access to a wide range of information sources through information technology, and

to work with other ASSIST services to ensure their effective use and development.

• To maintain and develop relationships with other library services and to facilitate library cooperation

• To develop and maintain all service standards at the highest possible levels, with the

emphasis on quality, customer care and cost-effectiveness, within the resources available to

the service.