Reopening Measures

Kindly note that our research and information services are available online and in the Library from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM, from Sunday to Thursday. For general assistance, chat with our librarians or submit a question

Academic or professional researchers, please complete this form to schedule a virtual or in-person research consultation. A subject specialist librarian will contact you to set up the appointment.

Good news!

We’ve opened more services and booking times for you, as part of our reopening plan!

Because your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority, we are reopening with measures in place to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. These precautions are in line with the recommendations from the Qatar Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Visits will continue by appointment only. 
  • Only 200 people will be allowed in the building during each time slot (8:00 to 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and 3:30 to 7:30 PM).updated
  • Book your visit only through our online form here
  • To check out books, you must submit a hold request in advance, as the shelving tiers are closed. Librarians will prepare the books for you to pick up. Submit your book hold and Library visit request here
  • Only patrons with a green status on the Ehteraz app will be allowed access. Your temperature will also be checked at entry.
  • You are required to wear a face mask or shield at all times.
  • Only patrons ages 13 to 60 are permitted entry.
  • DVDs, CDs, iPads, headphones, chargers or other items will not be available.
  • Observe social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • Social gatherings of more than 10 people are strictly restricted in the Library and will be monitored by our security.       updated
  • Individual study carrels and computer stations are open and may be used on a first-come, first-use basis, with only one user inside each study carrel.
  • Borrowed items will still be automatically renewed until further notice. However, you can return borrowed items, if you wish to, at any time (24/7) using our Drive-Thru Book Return Station in front of the building or the bins that are available at the Library's main entrance for this purpose. 
  • Photocopying and printing machines are available to users who already have their own printing cards. The Library will not sell printing cards at this time. 
  • The Children's Library and the Young Adults' Area will remain closed until further notice.     New
  • The Library's restaurant and Safahat café are now open with a dine-in of capacity 50% .     New

Have more questions? Read our FAQs here.

We look forward to seeing you at the Library!