Visitor Services

Student Services
Open to the Qatar community

Borrow & Renew

Georgetown University in Qatar Library is open to the wider Qatar community. Visitors wishing to borrow materials for use outside the library can apply by completing the Community Borrower Application Form and paying a QR200 fee. The community borrower cards are valid for up to one year and not valid for UCL Qatar Library materials.

Community borrowers can have a total of 5 items checked out on their account (no more than 2 DVDs). Washington DC campus library materials and interlibrary loans are not available to community borrowers.

Renew your library materials

Access your library account

Books, Periodicals, and DVDs

Books 2 Weeks 3
DVDs/Videos 7 Days None
Periodicals 7 Days None

Digital & Multimedia Services

Visitors may use the computing and multimedia services available in the library.

Computer Commons

Visitors have Internet access and word processing on our "green" open access computers. There are no printing facilities for visitors.


Visitors to the library can access most of our multimedia content, including ebooks, online journals, DVDs, and streaming media. License agreements with some content providers restrict access only to Georgetown University staff and students.

Copy Centers

Visitors may use our self-service photocopiers on the ground and first floors.

Reference Services

Librarians are available to help answer any questions you have finding and accessing library materials. Ask for help at the Reference Desk.

Qatar National Library

Sign-up with the Qatar National Library in order to access a wealth of information through their many subscription databases.

Qatar National Library

Assistive Technology

In partnership with the Office of Academic Services and Mada, the Qatar Assistive Technology Center the Library provides equipment and software designed specifically for learners who are visually or hearing impaired.

Image Magnifier

The Image Magnifier enlarges difficult to read text. The text or an image can be placed on the table and offers multiple magnification settings.


The Text-to-Speech equipment scans and then reads text out-loud at variable speeds. Headphones are available to ensure comfortable listening and privacy.