Qatar National Library

Qatar National Library (QNL) has three main functions: the National Library, the University and Research Library, and a state-of-the-art Metropolitan Public Library. QNL collects and provides access to global knowledge, preserves heritage content and materials. It also provides printed and digital library materials for students and researchers, and delivers library services and information for everyone. Visit our website

Providing Access to Gulf Heritage Information

During participation at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 20th annual conference recently, experts from Qatar National Library (QNL) highlighted work currently underway to improve access to historical items following its unique collaboration with The British Library.

Preserving Fragile Written Treasures

Fragile Qatari, Arab, and Islamic historical records, including books, maps, manuscripts and newspapers, that detail hundreds of years of heritage are being safeguarded through the use of the most modern technology at Qatar National Library

QNL’s Drive to Build a Network of Knowledge

Because of QNL’s digitization efforts, many documents that are not locally available in hard copy are accessible online. As a landmark project in the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, QNL collaborated with the British Library to digitize over 500,000 pages of material relating to the Gulf region.