Light and air mark the modernist Qatar National Library, where every book is visible.
The Qatar National Library is a futuristic storytelling facility that is recognized by UNESCO, and serves the purpose of not only being a national library, but a research-level university and digital library as well. With access to over a million books the QNL effortlessly allows you to dive into the history of Qatar and learn more about its people, culture and heritage.
The museum is accessible by car
Park in the Ceremonial Court parking lot and take a shuttle to the library.
The station to get off for the Qatar National Library is the Msheireb or Al Bidda Interchange; continue on the Green line towards the QNL station.
Designed by Rem Koolhaas, the diamond shaped exterior of the library belies its spacious interior, which prioritizes light and visibility. The bookshelves themselves are an integral part of the building, rising out of the floor and blending into the architecture. Innovative technologies are seamlessly integrated throughout the building, enhancing accessibility and efficiency.