If you love books and you're still not a member of Qatar National Library, then why haven't you signed up yet? It's free! Do you want to know how? Scroll down to find out.
Note: As per the Cabinet Meeting decision effective from 6 August 2021, public libraries are allowed to open without exceeding 75% of the capacity. This was decided as per the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar.
All Qatari citizen or resident in Qatar can get a free membership card in the Qatar National Library. Just go through the registration process, attach a copy of your QID or resident permit then wait for their email and you're good to go. Membership terms and conditions can be found here.
According to QNL, for children and young adults, parents or legal guardians have to provide a scanned copy of both their QID or RP and that of the dependent and sign the Terms and Conditions Form. The parent's membership card will be linked to the child and young adult membership card.
Once you're a member, you can borrow books, access the Heritage Library, have FREE access to the Library's online resources, and you can participate in the Library's academic, educational and public programs and events.
You'll also have access to your Library Account which you can use to:
Once your QID/RP expires, your Library membership expires too. So once your QID/RP is renewed, email a scanned copy to [email protected] for membership renewal.
Lost card replacement costs QR50. Your Library membership and card are non-transferable so make sure to report the loss immediately. You can call +974 44546100 or email [email protected]
According to QNL, "to borrow books in this phase of reopening, you need to book a Library visit and request the books in advance through this form at least 2 working days before the time slot you’ve booked for your Library visit. You will also need your Library ID to self-checkout these books.
You can return borrowed items at any time (24/7) using the Drive-Thru Book Return Station in front of the building or the bins that are available at the Library's main entrance for this purpose."
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