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Posted On: 9 September 2019 04:58 pm
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7 things to explore at the Qatar National Library

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7 Qatar National Library activities to explore

With its amazing architectural design and accessibility, the Qatar National Library (QNL) is a place that you would definitely visit for its services, amenities, and more. But Qatar National Library not only houses a ton of books in Qatar; it also has a number of services that you may not know of!

The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put up this list of some of the activities that you can explore at the Qatar National Library.

Reserve a study space

7 Qatar National Library activities to explore
Reserve spaces for your team or for yourself! (Image credit: Qatar National Library)

In QNL, there are open, public spaces where you can sit back and bury yourself in the media available in the library. However, there may be times when you would prefer a quieter space and a private room to allow yourself a more conducive environment. This is where reserving a study space in QNL becomes very helpful.

There are 3 types of study spaces available to book in QNL:

  1. Group Study Rooms (Max 6 users)

  2. Media Lounge (Max 6 - 8 users)

  3. Individual Study Rooms (Quiet Zone) (One user only)

To book click here!

The Group Study and Quiet Zone rooms all contain seating and power sockets. The Quiet Zone specifically has its own bookcase available in the room. As for the Media Lounge, it is equipped with the following amenities:

  • Presentation

  • TV screen

  • Media Server

  • Technician Page

Borrow devices

7 Qatar National Library activities to explore
Borrow devices such as laptops, headphones, and chargers at QNL! (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Aside from lending books and other reading materials, the Qatar National Library also lends users devices that they can use within the library premises. You may be able to borrow laptops, iPads, headphones and chargers at the library for 12 hours. The library does require a library card and/or a valid passport/ID (for visitors) to be able to borrow these devices.

Writing and communication assistance

7 Qatar National Library activities to explore
Get the assistance you need with QNL's writing consultations. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Qatar National Library has more than just books as its source of information and knowledge when it comes to learning. For writers, QNL is equipped with a Senior English Writing Specialist that could assist you in your writing hurdles. From essays, proposals, and dissertations to grammar, copy-edits, and even public speaking, QNL can guide you.

To make a request for a consultation, you would need to complete this booking form to let QNL know about the project and the specific area you need assistance with.

Book matching

7 Qatar National Library activities to explore
Receive a reading list from the Qatar National Library! (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Looking for the next book to read but not sure which one? Qatar National Library has a solution for that with its book match service! Simply fill in the form and QNL will send to you a suggested reading list within 7 working days for you to read through.

3D Printing

7 Qatar National Library activities to explore
Print your own designs with QNL's 3D Printing services! (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Qatar National Library offers plenty of activities within its walls; aside from events held within the library itself, there are a number of interesting projects that could take place in it too. Such as creating your own 3D printed piece at QNL.

To use QNL’s 3D printing service, you must first book an Innovation Station. To be able to book and use the Innovation Stations’ equipment, you need to have an active membership of the Library and sign the Usage Agreement. To print your 3D files, you will also need to fill out and sign the 3D Printing Request Form and send the signed forms to [email protected]!

Book a music studio

7 Qatar National Library activities to explore
Produce music at QNL's music studio! (Image credit: Qatar National Library)

Record professional-quality music audio and videos in Qatar National Library through their Innovation Station! Music studios are available to book and are equipped with a number of music instruments, production equipment, and production software!

Just remember, for you to be able to book and use the Innovation Stations and its equipment, you need to have an active membership of the Library and sign the Usage Agreement.

Volunteering

7 Qatar National Library activities to explore
Serve your community and volunteer at QNL! (Image credit: Shutterstock)

If you have extra time on your hands and are a fan of books and other forms of media, then Volunteering at the Qatar National Library might be for you! The library accepts volunteers that have registered through their online form. The volunteer just needs to fill in the necessary details and submit their CV!

Volunteer here: Volunteer at the Library @ Qatar National Library

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