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List of Public Libraries in Kuwait

If you’re a book lover or interested to hang out somewhere nice (even with kids in tow), then you’d be pleased to know that there are lots of public libraries in Kuwait – 27 to be exact! Whether you want to find a nice book to read or need to seclude yourself from the rest of the world for a couple of hours in your own space, there’s definitely a library in Kuwait where you can do so. 

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In this post, we will share some basic information about Kuwait’s public libraries. If you’ve got some free time in your hands, then consider visiting the nearest public library in your neighborhood. You may use this list for reference and guide. 

List of Public Libraries in Kuwait

Public Libraries to Visit in Kuwait

If you’ve never been to any public library in Kuwait, then you should know that they are mostly located near the coop in residential areas. Also, many of these libraries have both Arabic and English books, magazines, and periodicals and several even have children’s rooms. This makes these places perfect to bring the young ones along!

Most of the facilities are open from 8 am to 1:30 pm and from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm during the week but are closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

That said, all public libraries in Kuwait are open or any visitor regardless of age or nationality. They also have computers though some may be old or not working.

Fun fact: Arabic books are most in-demand in public libraries (as expected), but there is also a small selection of English titles. In fact, at the Khaldiya branch, there are about 23,000 Arabic books and about 3000 English books. 

That said, the most requested books are those regarding Kuwait history and after that, religious books. Readers can also borrow books and take them home to keep for up to two weeks. To borrow a book, they will only have to pay KD 5 for each book as insurance, which is refunded when they return the books.

This means that library-goers will only need to pay KD 5 for each book they borrow, and no other documents will be required from them such as IDs and such – only their basic information and payment for the book insurance. 

Here’s the list of the 27 public libraries you can visit in Kuwait:

Jaber Al Ali Public Library

Address: 104 Rd، Kuwait

Telephone: 2383-0610

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Al Jahra Public Library

Telephone: 2455-0827

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Balkis Al Zuhair Mosque Public Library

Telephone: +96525420812

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Al Jabriya Public Library 

Telephone: 2532-3061/2/3

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House of Knowledge Public Library

Address: Hawally, Kuwait

Telephone Number: +96522641125 

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Khaldiya Public Library

Address: Abdulla Al Khalaf Al Saeed St، Khaldiya، Kuwait

Telephone: 2481-3331

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Qortoba Public Library

Telephone: 2531-7168

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Al-Daiya Public Library

Telephone: 2251-5686

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Salwa Public Library 

Telephone: 2566-7093

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Abdulla Zakariya Al Ansari Public Library

Address: 300 Street، Shamiya، Kuwait

Telephone: 2481-8343 

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Abdullah Al-Salem Public Library 

Telephone: +96522548878

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Ardiyah Public Library

Telephone: 2489-2466

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Abdullah Al-Salem Public Library 

Telephone: 2254-8878

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Farwaniya Public Library

Address: 29.28048, 47.96050، Habeeb Munawer St, Al Farwaniyah, Kuwait

Telephone: 2472-0570

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Abdul Aziz Al Sanad Library Public Library

Address: شارع فهد براك الصبيح، Kaifan، Kuwait

Telephone: +96524911317

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Adaliya Public Library

Address: منزل, 28 Sultan Al Kulaib St, Kuwait

Telephone: 2251-5197

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Al Fahaheel Public Library  

Address: جمعية الفحيحيل التعاونية، الفحيحيل،، Kuwait 

Telephone: 2391-3810

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Firdous Public Library

Telephone: 2489-2499

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Faiha Public Library

Telephone: 2254-0898

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Qadsiya Public Library

Address: Abdul Aziz Mohamad Al Duaij St, Kuwait

Telephone: 2251-5298

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Qurain Public Library – Al-Adan

Telephone: 2542-0812

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Bayan Public Library

Address: 35 5 Ln, Kuwait

Telephone: 2539-0376

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Hadiya Public Library

Address: Al Kasai St, Hadiya, Kuwait

Telephone: 2396-7615

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Yarmouk Public Library 

Address: شارع 2، Yarmouk، Kuwait

Telephone: 2531-6634/7/8

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Al Salam in South Surra

Address: 418 St, Kuwait

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National Library of Kuwait

Address: Qibla, Block 15, Al Ma’arri St, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Telephone Number: +96522929827

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Al-Andalus Public Library and Raqa’i

Address: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Rd, Andalous, Kuwait

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There you have it! Now that you know all the places you can visit in Kuwait where you can do your research, study, or just read a good book, it’ll be much more convenient to go around and do things as you like in the city. 

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