Qatar National Library returns to normal opening hours amid drop in Covid cases – Doha News
It’s time to get back to your favorite study spot after months of capacity restrictions.
The National Library of Qatar announced it would return to normal opening hours from Tuesday, after months of Covid-19 capacity restrictions.
“We are pleased to announce that from Tuesday we will resume our normal opening hours,” the Library said on its website.
The library will now be open Saturday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the institution announced, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. Visits will however only be authorized by appointment until further notice, to avoid overcrowding and limit the spread of Covid-19.
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Only fully vaccinated people and people over the age of 12 are allowed to enter the building, in accordance with the precautionary rules put in place by the Ministry of Health.
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The latest news comes as the Gulf nation’s daily Covid-19 cases continue to decline gradually in recent days. On Monday, health authorities reported 2,748 new cases, up from 4,206 reported earlier this month.
The largest library in the country still boasts over a million books and a plethora of places to study and read for anyone who likes a quiet, relaxing place to work or study.
The facility also includes millions of digital books and research materials that are easily accessible through its website or using one of its many computers available inside the library.
Meanwhile, borrowed books that were due on or after December 25, 2021 have been automatically renewed until February 28, 2022, QNL noted.
“Users can still manually return books to the bins set up at the library’s main entrance or at the Drive-Thru station near the road outside the library, at any time without the need for an appointment. “, he said on his website.
As for the youngest, family visits remain prohibited at the Children’s Library until further notice. Parents can still go to the library to borrow books for their youngest, however, the library said.