Staff are currently planning services for our opening in a spectacular library building designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas.
The library will be offering state of the art facilities, technologies and services that any Qatar resident may use. Included in our facilities will be public computer workstations, digital media production facilities, a variety of collaborative and individual learning spaces, a Children's Library, performance spaces, a café and more.
Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), held a training program, for the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) Library staff on the Sierra system in May, 2015.
The training program comes as part of QNL’s support to Qatar in its journey to a knowledge-based economy and in line with the QNL leading role in supporting libraries and librarianship in Qatar through conducting various training programs and providing advanced technical solutions to create an enhanced infrastructure for knowledge sharing.
The workshop, which was held at Hamad bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Student Centre at Education City, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of focusing on early literacy. Highlighting the best practices in the early childhood education field, it presented a variety of different opinions and showcased the training and resources available from the Qatar National Library.