Online Resources for Parents and Educators

This page provides a list of online resources for children and teens provided by Qatar National Library (QNL). Free access to these resources is provided through a barcode and a PIN number to any QNL registered member from Qatar. To browse the complete list of online resources provided by QNL, kindly visit the Online Resources page.

Any Qatari Citizen or Resident Permit holder is eligible to get a free QNL membership and access these resources. Please follow this link to register and follow the instructions. You will be required to provide a copy of your Qatar ID/Residency Permit before access is permitted.

BookFlix – Video Storybooks

Provider
Scholastic Learning Zone
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Music, Magazines - Databases for Children - Education - Social Sciences

Read along with online video storybooks for preschoolers – grade 3. Then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.

Britannica School

Provider
Britannica
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Engineering and Computer Science - History - Multidisciplinary - Natural and Physical Sciences - Religion and Philosophy - Social Sciences

‘Britannica School’ is an online learning resource for students from elementary to high school. Supporting curriculum objectives and student research, this interactive tool provides articles from encyclopedias, images and videos, lessons and activities, as well as many other valuable information sources.

eduTechnoz

Supported Languages
Arabic
Subject Area
Arabic Language and Studies - Databases for Children - Education - Social Sciences

eduTechnoz: Try these fun online games from eduTechnoz to improve your reading in Arabic. You can play the 150+ games over and over, always gaining new skills while having a great time.

eLibrary

Provider
ProQuest
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arabic Language and Studies - Arts and Humanities - Business and Economics - Databases for Teens - Education - Engineering and Computer Science - Health Sciences - History - Islamic and Middle East Studies - Language and Literature - Law and Political Science - Multidisciplinary - Natural and Physical Sciences - Reference and Bibliography - Religion and Philosophy - Social Sciences

For primary through secondary school age children, eLibrary contains images, videos, eBooks, and full-text articles from a variety of magazines and journals.

MeBooks

Provider
Made in Me
Supported Languages
English
Arabic
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Music, Magazines - Databases for Children - Education

This award-winning app offers a new experience for reading digital books such as comics, magazines, and bedtime stories in English and Arabic, selected from the world’s best publishers. Stories are presented with an interactive and entertaining read-along audio and music. Parents and teachers can add their narration and sound effects to create a truly personal library that you can take with you wherever you go.

Follow these steps to be able to download this application:

  1. Go to https://madeinme.com/qnl. Enter your email and password, then click Register.
  2. Download the “Me Book” App on your device.
  3. Open the App, click Login and use your account credentials (created in step 1).
  4. Agree to the license agreement (required for the first time login only).
  5. Go to My Books on the left menu and download any book you want by clicking Download under each book.
  6. Once the download is complete, click on Read button to load it.

Middle Search Plus

Provider
EBSCO
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Databases for Teens - Education - Multidisciplinary - Social Sciences

EBSCO Middle Search Plus provides access to full-text of popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and image collections of photos, maps, and flags. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.

Novelist K-8

Provider
EBSCO
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Arts and Humanities - Databases for Children - Databases for Teens - Education - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary - Social Sciences

This database allows you to search English titles for children between the ages of 0-18 years old based on their preferences across different topics. You can find information about many titles, read reviews, and see lists of recommended books. A great place to find your next title to read!

OverDrive

Provider
OverDrive
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Music, Magazines - Arts and Humanities - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary

OverDrive provides popular eBooks for most devices available, including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Nook.

RBdigital - Audio Books

Provider
RBdigital
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Music, Magazines - Language and Literature - Multidisciplinary

RBdigital is an English only digital audio-book database that allows users to download audio-books to any iPod, iPhone, iPad, or computer running a Windows or Macintosh operating system. The collection of approximately 6,100 items includes genres such as popular general fiction, literary fiction, science fiction, classic fiction, mystery, biography, and creative non-fiction.

After you sign in to your Qatar National Library account, you will be redirected to the RBdigital website. The first time you arrive on the site, you will need to create an account. Here is a video to help you sign in and use the site. Once in the site, click HELP to learn more about how to use the service.

You will need to download RBdigital Media Manager to listen to the audiobooks, click here to download.

RBdigital Magazines

Provider
RBdigital
Supported Languages
English
Subject Area
Audiobooks, Comics, Fiction, Music, Magazines - Databases for Children - Databases for Teens - Multidisciplinary - Reference and Bibliography

RBdigital Magazines provides access to full-color digital popular magazines that include both new and backlist titles with no holds or checkout period limitations. Checkout the titles instantly using your desktop or mobile using the RBdigital App.

To be able to download any titles, you need to create an account or register. Once registered, you need to log in once before checking out or downloading any titles. Find titles by selecting cover or clicking the search icon. In addition to permanent checkout of titles, you can build a digital backlist for anytime browsing and reading. For more help, here is a simple user guide.