General Contact

Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500

Admissions Office

Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500 ext. 305/306

Human Resources Office

Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500 ext. 308

Mailing Address:

American International School - Riyadh, P.O. Box 990, Riyadh, 11421 KSA

MS/HS Learning Commons

The MS/HS Learning Commons serves students in Grades 6-12. The philosophy of the Learning Commons is to inspire a joy of reading and lifelong learning by nurturing curiosity, collaboration, and creativity.

We accomplish this by:

  • providing relevant, dynamic, and intercultural resources that support curriculum and student interest
  • offering engaging programs to motivate readers
  • promoting literature
  • teaching information literacy skills which enable students to think critically and learn independently
  • collaborating with teachers
  • providing a welcoming, collaborative, and transcultural space where our community can gather to explore and create knowledge.


  • Online databases include CultureGrams, the Encyclopedia Britannica, Student Resources in Context, Global Issues in Context, JSTOR, and Ebscohost Databases like Literary Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, and Explora Secondary
  • A collection of over 17,000 print materials
  • Over 1000 ebooks and audiobooks
  • Access to over 15 magazines


  • Reading promotions like the Battle of the Books, Women’s History Month, Banned Books Week, Global Read Aloud
  • Arts and Crafts, Yoga
  • Reading clubs, Gaming clubs, and Wellness Activities
  • Skype chats/Google hangouts with Authors

Important Links

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday, 8:10 - 4:30 (Except Tuesdays when we close at 3:30)
We are closed on weekends and holidays.

Learning Commons Staff

Tim Boyer, MS/HS Librarian
Sharmila Srinivas, Library Assistant
Fariha Mobin, Library Assistant

The American International School-Riyadh
P.O. Box 990 Riyadh 11421 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
+966 (0)11 459 7500
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