Qatar National Library

Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
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Qatar National Library

Qatar National Library (QNL) acts as a steward of Qatar’s national heritage by collecting, preserving and making available the country’s recorded history. QNL provides equal access to all types of information and services and aims to enable the people of Qatar to positively influence society by creating an exceptional learning and discovery environment. His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, officially inaugurated Qatar National Library on 16 April 2018.

Qatar National Library is committed to supporting open access publishing and ensuring opportunities for scholars across Qatar to publish in open access journals. QNL pays for article processing fees on behalf of authors who wish to publish in open access (OA) journals and who are required to pay an article processing fee (APC).

QNL’s agreement with IEEE enables scholars across Qatar to take advantage of the benefits of immediate open access in IEEE Xplore. Payment, at a reduced rate, comes from QNL’s centrally funded IEEE prepayment account. For more information about the agreement, and about open access publishing, contact Qatar National Library Open Access Team at

Participating Institutions:

  • Qatar Foundation (Qatar National Library)
  • Qatar National Library
  • Amiri Guard School
  • Anti Doping Lab Qatar (ADLQ)
  • College of the North Atlantic Qatar
  • Community College Qatar
  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • International School of London – Qatar
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Qatar Aeronautical College
  • Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Qatar University
  • Sidra Medical and Research Center

Learn more about open access at Qatar National Library