Community Users


Welcome, Gulf University for Science & Technology Community Users

Community Users: Members not affiliated to GUST (external users)

This site has been organized for quick access to information about A. M. Al-Refai Library’s services, facilities, and resources.


Library Membership

To register with the Library, Community Users must complete and submit the Community Users Membership Form along with two Photographs, a copy of Passport or Civil ID, a Refundable Deposit of KD 50/- and submit it to the circulation desk. To know more please read our Community Users Membership Policy.


You can borrow a maximum of 3 books for a period of 15 days. You are accountable for items borrowed on your ID cards.
Books should be returned to the circulation desk on or before the due date. Failure to return books on time will result in a fine. An overdue book will automatically block a user from borrowing other Library items. The Library will send users two overdue notices. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from a fine.

Fines and Penalties

a.      Overdue Fine

Users are charged a fine of 100 Fils per day, per book (up to a maximum of 15 days) unless the book is returned within the 3-day grace period.

b.      Damaged or Lost Items

If a user loses an item, they will be charged the replacement cost of the item, a KD 10/- processing fee and any overdue fines that apply.

On-Site Services

Community users may use the A. M. Al-Refai Library after 4:00 p.m. during the working hours. Community users may also have access to professional assistance from the library staff.

Off-Site Services

Due to licensing issues, electronic databases available to currently enrolled students are not accessible off-site to Community Users. However, from your home or office computer you may take advantage of access to the Online Library Catalog and personal account services through My Account.


In order to obtain a refund of the deposit, users must fill a Refund Request Form available at the Circulation Desk; refunds will be made in cash only.

The refund requests will be processed during working days: Sunday to Thursday, and between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.