Technology Borrowing Policy


Qatar National Library provides access to computer equipment and accessories to help users conduct their work efficiently.

Policy on the Use of Technology and Accessories

  • Laptops, iPads, headphones and chargers are available for in-house use by Library members and visitors, and may be borrowed for a maximum of 12 hours per day.
  • Users must keep the e-devices in their possession at all times during their loan and are entirely responsible for their return. Use of these items is non-transferable.
  • E-devices must remain inside the Library. Taking these devices out of the Library will be considered theft, and will result in legal action.
  • E-devices must be returned to the User Services Desk, not at a self-return station.
  • E-devices should be returned 30 minutes prior to the Library’s closing time.  
  • The Library is not responsible for damage to or loss of to the borrower’s data while the borrower is using any of the e-devices.
  • Users who return borrowed headphones without the jacket will be fined 25 Qatari riyals.
  • Documents, downloads or any other day may not be saved to laptops or iPads. Any data you wish to save must be saved to a flash drive or emailed to yourself. 

Borrowing E-devices

  • You must have a Library card and/or valid passport or ID (if you are a visitor).
  • You must read, understand, agree and sign the E-device Loan Agreement.
  • For children ages 11 and younger, the E-device Loan Agreement must be signed by the parent or guardian listed on the child's Library card. This must be signed at the User Services Desk in the presence of a Library staff member.