Launch of the Qatar Digital Library

26 Oct

News from the Qatar National Library:

On Wednesday, 22nd of October 2014, the ‘Qatar Digital Library’ Portal was officially launched. The portal launch fulfills an important part of the British Library-Qatar Foundation partnership, a collaboration project between Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and the British Library signed in July 2012 to digitize over half a million pages of archival materials relating to the modern history of Qatar, the Gulf region, and Arab and Islamic Sciences.

The materials resulting from this project have been placed on a state-of-the-art online portal, offering a wealth of information on the politics, people, places, trade, culture and customs of the Gulf region and a glimpse of some contributions by Arab and Muslim scholars to human thought and sciences.

These resources are made available online for the first time and are accessible to everyone around the world free of cost. The portal is bilingual with the items descriptions available in both Arabic and English.

To access the ‘Qatar Digital Library’ portal, please visit the following link:

Think Pink in the GU-Q Library is back!

14 Oct

By popular demand the library’s ‘pink’ collection of titles are back on display in the central area of the library to help promote breast cancer awareness during the month of October.

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The Georgetown University in Qatar’s Women’s Society & Development Club will be holding their 4th Annual  Breast Cancer Awareness event from 4-8pm on Wednesday 22nd October, so please mark this worthwhile event in your diaries.

Dinaw Mengestu Book Event

31 Aug
The Library at Georgetown University in Qatar
invites you to an evening with Dinaw Mengestu, the author of
All Our Names
Georgetown University in Qatar Auditorium
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The event will be in English with simultaneous Arabic translation.
A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.
Copies of the book are available for sale
at the Georgetown University Bookstore.

Beat the heat – curl up with a good book!

28 May

Beat the heat – curl up with a good book!

When it’s 42°C outside and the mercury’s still rising, there’s nothing better to do than curl up with a good book and a cool drink.

Come and see the ‘summer reads’ display in the library lobby where just some of the hundreds of fiction titles we carry are on display, and yes, you can check any of these books out – just see a member of the library team.

Happy summer reading!

Oxford Business Group Country Reports: Qatar 2014

19 May

The Oxford Business Group offers ‘internationally acclaimed intelligence on regions that are shaping the future balance of economic power’. It has published 216 country reports over the past 20 years, which are regularly cited in The Financial Times, the BBC, the Economist and other leading media outlets.

25,000 articles in the reports can be searched by keyword using the OBG website.

The Report: Qatar 2014 has just been published and can be accessed via the GU-Q Library website. Simply type oxford business group in the keyword search box on the home page and click ‘Search’. The country reports are the first entry in the results list so just click on ‘Electronic Resource’ and you will be taken to the OBG site with access to all the country reports. Select Qatar.

The report can be read online or downloaded as a pdf. A password is required to access the pdf file. Please contact a Librarian to receive the password.  

 If you have any queries regarding these reports, or any difficulties accessing them, please do not hesitate to contact a Librarian.  

Congratulations to all our Seniors!

7 May

We wish you all the very best in your new lives as Graduates of Georgetown University – Hoya Saxa!  

Please don’t be strangers – we hope to see you again in the library as Alumni library members.

The GU-Q Library Team


More new books in the Library!

6 Apr

More new books in the Library!

These have all just arrived in and are available to borrow, but you’d better get here quick before they are snapped up!


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