QNL Allows Visitors Over 60 Only If Fully Vaccinated

Qatar National Library (QNL) visitors above the age of 60 will be allowed to enter if they have completed the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The library currently  allows visitors by appointments but only for people between the ages of 13 to 60. 

“Because your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority, we are reopening with measures in place to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. These precautions are in line with the recommendations from the Qatar Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization…People over the age of 60 will be allowed into the Library only if at least one week has passed since they took their second dose of the vaccine,” the QNL website stated.” 

The library has 3 time slots: 8 am to 10 am, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 8 pm. 200 people are permitted to enter in each time slot.

Visitors also need to wear a mask, have a green status on Ehteraz, and a temperature of no more than 37.8 degrees Celsius.

 “Social gatherings of more than 10 people are strictly restricted in the Library and will be monitored by our security. All reading carrels may be used on a first-come, first-use basis, with only one user inside each carrel,” said the Library. 

In order to borrow books, individuals must request the specific book they need by at least two working days before the time slot of their library visit. They will also need Library ID to self-checkout. 

The Heritage Library has reopened as well as the Heritage Reading Room for selected heritage and reference materials; although most materials are accessible online by requesting a copy via email.

Although the library is slowly progressing its restriction, the Children’s Library and Young Adults Area will remain closed for now. Pregnant women are also not allowed to enter for their own safety.

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