Qatar National Library (QNL) and the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to exchange a range of learning resources and services, including training programmes for researchers and staff, and various awareness programmes.

The agreement enables QNL and Lekhwiya to join forces on inter-library loan and document delivery services, and to exchange expertise on library technologies and electronic resources. Brigadier Fahad Rashed Al Ali of Lekhwiya, said they are delighted to be signing the agreement with QNL, which he said, is a beacon of science and knowledge.

Our staff will be able to effectively access the various resources at the library. This agreement will help develop the skills and improve the capabilities of members of Lekhwiya, which will be reflected in the successful execution of their duties in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.’

At the MoU signing ceremony, QNL Executive Director Dr Sohair Wastawy, said that as a national institution, QNL strives to advance knowledge, research, and capacity-building in Qatar across all sectors. He said that they are delighted to collaborate with Lekhwiya to share resources, expertise, and services.

QNL opened its doors to the public in November 2017, and has since welcomed 265,000 visitors. At least 480,000 books from various subject areas have been borrowed, a testimony to the increasing love for reading and knowledge among the people of Qatar.

QNL also hosts a diverse range of events each month, in addition to several permanent exhibitions. To learn more about these and the other services on offer at QNL, visit