When the National Library opens, we will offer a wide variety of books in English and Arabic, including bestsellers, classics, and nonfiction. We will also feature e-books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, journals, and much more. While you are waiting for our opening day, please enjoy these links below to reader resources, online books, awards, and more.
Offers a nice collection on Arab and Islamic heritage through famous Arabic works in different subject areas. Five useful websites are also listed.
Other reader resources links:
Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing Arabic English
Learn what books are available from this publisher based at the Qatar Foundation.
Booklist Online English
Book reviews from the American Library Association.
Decide what to read next, or see what your friends recommend.
Islamic Book Arabic English
Offers books in Islamic studies, history, and literature for online viewing or download. The collection includes books in more than 32 languages, including Arabic and English.
Offers books on many subjects for download in ePub, PDF, and Kindle formats.
Online Books Page English
Lists over 1 million free books on the web.
Reading Group Guides English
The online community for reading groups.
Jamila Magazine Arabic English
ALA Notable Books for Adults English
Arab American Book Award English
Banipal Magazine of Modern Arab Literature English
International Prize for Arabic Fiction Arabic English
The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature English
Qatar Awards for Science, Arts, and Literature Arabic
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Arabic English
The Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award Arabic English
Qatar National Library (QNL), in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press), and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, has launched the second workshop of the ‘Books - Made in Qatar’ initiative. The workshop is dedicated to the development of Qatari illustrators and is being organized as part of the official Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture program.
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) and Qatar National Library (QNL) have collaborated to curate playlists that can be streamed for free by all residents of Qatar, who have a membership with QNL, through the Naxos Music Library’s online database.