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.

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.

QNL Hosts Top Regional Libraries

Qatar National Library (QNL) recently teamed up with the World Digital Library (WDL) to host the 2014 WDL Arab Peninsula Regional Group Symposium which focused on heritage preservation and awareness.