Qatar National Library
Qatar National Library
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles274 reviews
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Dana Haidar
Doha, Qatar111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This beautifully Designed library has become an architectural landmark in Qatar. The Library itself is very rich in books and state of the art technology is used. They also do live classical Music Concerts which are really cool!
Written 12 January 2020
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M Noman
Doha, Qatar162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
One of the best Libraries worldwide with huge variety of collection and different exhibitions happening here.

Main attraction is the building design itself and the interior outlay.

Its great place for ongoing students and researchers.

The exhibitions also has good collection and situated right in the middle but in the basement.

If in Qatar a never to miss place to visit...!!!
Written 1 March 2020
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VinnieLondon
London, UK12,800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Just 15 minute drive from Doha on Dukhan road or by Metro on green line with a station just outside the library. At present you have to book an appointment session on line before visit and follow normal Covid procedures. Car parking immediately adjacent to building entrances. This is a magnificent structure worth the visit alone. As a resident it is easy to join and access to the library collection is simple. There is also a nice cafe around the reading areas. Under current Covid precautions you cannot browse the physical archives but you can still order through the many on line catalogue stations. In the basement there is also an excellent Heritage collection beautifully presented featuring the many facets of Qatar Culture and History. Great place to visit as a resident (and to use the services) or as a Qatar visitor.
Written 31 May 2021
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VinnieLondon
London, UK12,800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Revisit to this incredible building and facility for the residents of Qatar. Tourists to Qatar should take the short metro ride out to see this sight. There is also a nice cafe and an excellent permanent exhibition of the literary history of Qatar and the Arab world
Written 11 March 2022
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Enrique B
Doha, Qatar20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Wonderful building and awesome facilities. I am not sure if it is the best place to concentrate due to people walking and chatting as some chilling areas are connected with the studying room.
It is a must to see the structure of the building.
Written 23 March 2020
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Eduardo Y
Sao Paulo, SP372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Modern architectonic style building, with wide glass windows allowing a good natural illumination. One side of the building with Arab world literature and the other side, world wide books. Downstairs has a museum of historical books from the Arab world.
Written 14 February 2023
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Resul A
Doha, Qatar22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Strongly recommended visiting especially with your family.
Very family-friendly, staffs are very helpful, there is every time an event you would enjoy. Also, there is a restaurant you can enjoy your meal.
And there is an exhibition area you have to visit.
A have to visit the location in Qatar.
Written 29 February 2020
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Arie
Doha, Qatar24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Smooth drive to the library, where I was greeted with a car valet so I could directly enter the library. There was a parking next to it though. The atmosphere is amazing and a true world of knowledge opens up when you enter. Applying for the membership card was smooth and handled with kindness at the front desk. They helped me through all the steps when I couldn't apply alone. They had a small exhibition on the ground floor as well. Amazing place!
Written 13 November 2022
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pinargk
Doha, Qatar2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Qatar National Library is my favourite place in Doha. The architecture, light, calmness, events, service, everything makes it perfect. I can spend hours there to read or to attend their events. I recommend visiting its restaurant also.
Written 21 March 2021
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Emad M
New York City, NY54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I never felt that happy at Library as this amazing huge well organized Library.
it is clean, quiet and huge

I believe that you can find any book you are looking for.

Great job done here, wish to see same or even better at all countries and open to public.

IT IS A TREASURE
Written 28 January 2020
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