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

QDL Archives Celebrate Arab Equine Tradition

Since the Pre-Islamic age, Arabs have been famed for their equine glories and extraordinary passion for horses. Various manuscripts and books available on the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), the Qatar National Library (QNL) and the British Library, capture the essence of horsemanship and the long-standing equine tradition in the Arab world.

More Than 500 Visit Heritage Collection Open Day

The Heritage Collection is a unique contribution to Qatar’s cultural landscape. Specifically, the Collection’s Early Arabic printing section contains some of the first Arabic books printed on presses in Shweir (Lebanon), Aleppo (Syria), Mosul (Iraq), Bulaq (Egypt) and in the Hijaz (Saudi Arabia).

QNL Makes Impression On The World Stage

QNL’s participation in the 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly marks the latest event in an active year to share the library’s vision, exchange innovative ideas, and learn how the most creative libraries in the world serve their communities.