Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, acts as a steward of Qatar’s national heritage by collecting, preserving and making available the country’s recorded history. In its role as a research library with a preeminent heritage library, QNL fosters and promotes greater global insight into the history and culture of the Gulf region. As a public library, QNL provides equal access for all Qatari residents to an environment that supports creativity, independent decision-making, and cultural development. Through all its functions, QNL provides leadership to the country’s library and cultural heritage sector. QNL also supports Qatar’s transition from a reliance on natural resources to become a diversified and sustainable economy by providing support to students, researchers, and the public to promote life-long learning and empower individuals and communities for a better future. In addition to full-text online resources, QNL currently has around one million books in its collections, more than 500,000 ebooks, periodicals and newspapers, and special collections. The renowned Heritage Library was integrated with the library in the summer of 2011. Our qualified librarians are experts in teaching, research skills, literacy, programs, and knowledge management. Combining all these skills together with QNL’s strong service ethic, the Library offers many activities and opportunities for the local community to do, learn, and discover.
- The majority of corridors are wide enough for wheelchair users and people using mobility equipment to manoeuvre easily, however there are areas of the venue/building that may be difficult for some people.
- The majority of corridors are free from obstructions which would hamper a wheelchair user’s ability to manoeuvre. This would also assist people using mobility equipment.
- Floor surfaces are slip resistant and suitable for wheelchair users or people using mobility equipment.
- Display stand etc are reachable from a wheelchair or by people using mobility equipment
- Tables and chairs are moveable so can accommodate different user requirements.
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