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Qatar National Library

Designed by Rem Koolhaas, the 45,000-square-meter building resembles two pieces of paper that are pulled apart and folded diagonally at the corners to create a shell-like structure, enclosing the open-plan interior.

Its growing collection includes rare and valuable archival documents, books, and periodicals in various European languages; early Arabic printed materials, such as books, journals, magazines, and newspapers; and Arabic manuscripts, maps, atlases, globes, historical photographs, and instruments and tools related to travel.

The library has numerous facilities for individual and group collaboration, research, and study. These include:

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