When the National Library opens, we will offer a wide variety of books in English and Arabic, including bestsellers, classics, and nonfiction. We will also feature e-books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, journals, and much more. While you are waiting for our opening day, please enjoy these links below to reader resources, online books, awards, and more.
Offers a nice collection on Arab and Islamic heritage through famous Arabic works in different subject areas. Five useful websites are also listed.
Other reader resources links:
Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing Arabic English
Learn what books are available from this publisher based at the Qatar Foundation.
Booklist Online English
Book reviews from the American Library Association.
Decide what to read next, or see what your friends recommend.
Islamic Book Arabic English
Offers books in Islamic studies, history, and literature for online viewing or download. The collection includes books in more than 32 languages, including Arabic and English.
Offers books on many subjects for download in ePub, PDF, and Kindle formats.
Online Books Page English
Lists over 1 million free books on the web.
Reading Group Guides English
The online community for reading groups.
Jamila Magazine Arabic English
ALA Notable Books for Adults English
Arab American Book Award English
Banipal Magazine of Modern Arab Literature English
International Prize for Arabic Fiction Arabic English
The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature English
Qatar Awards for Science, Arts, and Literature Arabic
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Arabic English
The Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award Arabic English
Horsemanship has always been a cherished sport in Qatar, reflecting the region’s pride in its Arab and Islamic equine traditions. Learning about the country’s rich equine legacy is one of the many ways the people of Qatar can celebrate National Sport Day, and there is no better reference on the sport than the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), which houses thousands of digital manuscripts and books on horse-riding and equine medicine written in the golden age of Islamic civilization.