How to register to the new 'Virtual School Visits to the Library' program?

  • 3 months   ago

Qatar National Library (QNL) has announced the launch of its new ‘virtual school visits to the Library.’ 


What will happen during the virtual tour?


• Students will enjoy storytelling time and other activities

• They will also learn about various activities and online resources


How does it work?


The program is conducted through Microsoft Teams.


To request for a virtual school visit in the Library, here is the process to follow:


1. Visit the Library website. 

2. Get a confirmation email once the online booking has been successfully processed.

3. Receive a link to the virtual school visit by the assigned librarian before the booked date and time.  


The Library stated that, “Each school may register one slot for either primary or secondary level per month. This condition is in place to give other schools across Qatar the chance to book a visit. A maximum of 30 students can be accommodated in each slot.”


What is the Library Schedule:


Primary Levels - Mondays and Wednesdays

Secondary Levels - Sundays and Tuesdays




- The Library staff will notify the school or its representative of any cancelled booking. 

- The new service has started while the Children’s Library and the Young Adults’ Area remain closed until further notice. 


How to borrow books?


To borrow books, you need to request them in advance (at least 2 working days before the time slot you’ve booked for your Library visit).




What are the other services available?

Heritage Library - materials are accessible primarily by requesting a  digital copy via email. 

Heritage Reading Room - for selected heritage and reference materials

Public Group Tours - including the Heritage Library Exhibition Area by appointment and interested visitors should register for a tour via the Library website.


What are the safety measures being taken by QNL during the COVID-19 pandemic?


QNL continues to receive visitors by appointment in three-time slots. Only 200 people will be allowed in the building during each time slot  as follows:


• 8 am to 10 am

• 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

• 3:30 to 7:30 pm.


To ensure safety, visitors will be allowed into the building only if they fulfil the following conditions:


• a confirmation of their slot booking through the form

• age is between 13 and 60

• having a green status on the Ehteraz app

• temperature of no more than 37.8 degrees celsius

• have a face mask or shield.

Source: Qatar National Library