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Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections

Qatar University's Special Collections Department is comprised of several special books, rare books, rare periodicals, and manuscripts. Its mission is to appraise, collect, organize, preserve, and make available the University's special collections as well as original source materials of historical, informational, evidential, administrative, and research value.

Anyone is welcome to use our collections, but all materials must be viewed in the Special Collections reading rooms. Either a QU ID or a visitor's ID is required when conducting a search. Photocopying can be done with the help of the Library staff.


  • Original Manuscripts
  • Rare Books
  • Rare Periodicals
  • Thesis


Opening Hours

The Special Collections Department is located in the Library, on the Ground Floor, Room #121

The Special Collections opening hours are as follows:

Sunday – Thursday: 7:30am – 2.30pm
Friday – Saturday: Closed
Summer and mid-term breaks: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Contact information

For more information about the collections, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +974 44036329