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Qatar National Library (QNL) Membership: Accessing Resources at QNL

Accessing Resources at QNL

QNL LogoHBKU members can benefit from the richness of QNL simply by becoming a member of the library.


Become a QNL Member


QNL offers a vast range of free services to its members including, but not limited to:


 Borrowing Books

QNL members have borrowing rights for more than one million books in 15 languages.

"To manage your account, check when books are due back, renew items, or look for any items you have requested, simply visit your account at the login page and enter your Library Card Number or Qatar ID and PIN number as requested."

For more information, refer QNL's page here.

Access to Electronic Resources 

QNL members have free access to online resources (e-books, research and academic databases...) that cover a wide range of subject areas and age groups. You can download ebooks, audiobooks, academic papers, newspaper articles, magazines, and stream music and videos. 

To search for electronic resources, go to QNL's Online Resources page. 

Reading and Study Spaces

The Library has several individual and group study and presentation rooms to meet your needs, including some with audiovisual capabilities. Group study rooms can only be booked by Library members and require advanced reservation.

For reservation and more information, refer to QNL's page here.

Interlending and Document Supply

Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) service provides you with materials in an electronic or print format that are not available in the Library’s resources and collections.

For requests and/or more information, visit QNL's page here.

 Innovation Stations

"The Innovation Stations provide access to a 3D printing and scanning section, recording studio and videography/photography room with equipment for digital design, musical instruments and recording equipment, virtual reality accessories, do-it-yourself electronics, and other makerspaces." 

For more information and to book an Innovation Station, visit this page. 

Qatar Digital Library (For All)

A free service to all, Qatar Digital Library covers modern history and culture of the Gulf and wider region, online. "It includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualised explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic." 

Click here to browse and search QDL.

This video offers step-by-step guidance on setting up your membership.

"Your membership expires at the same time as your QID or Residency Permit. To continue enjoying the free services and facilities the Library offers, simply renew your membership here as soon as you get your new QID or RP."

Information taken from QNL's website.

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