The Library serves the information and research needs of the College of Humanities and Social Studies community. Graduate students and faculty have access to an array of print, multimedia and online digital resources and additional access to resources available through Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) Qatar National Library and inter-library loan services. Language Center students have access to a selection of resources specific to language study and appreciation and are encouraged to use all other resources on a reference basis.
Books, back issues of print journals and multimedia resources are available for loan. Access to online databases and resources are available on campus only for CHSS resources and everywhere in Qatar for QNL resources. In addition to circulated material, reference works and current periodicals are available to be used in the library.
The Library supports an environment conducive to quiet study, research and reading. A librarian is available to deliver information skills instruction, and assist with reference and research needs.
To support and complement library resources, CHSS provides individual and group work spaces, computer workstations, multimedia equipment and digital media production facilities.
Course reserve materials, multimedia and journals may not be renewed. All other circulating materials may be renewed once, unless a hold or recall has been placed on the item by another user.
A hold may be placed on checked out items. The requesting user will be notified when the item is returned. The item will be re-circulated if not collected within two days.
Faculty staff may request a recall on a circulating item for the benefit of the academic program. Recalled items should be returned within three days. Overdue fines may be imposed after a period of time.
Fines may be charged on all overdue material. Overdue notices will be sent via email as a courtesy.
Borrowing privileges may be suspended and transcripts withheld until all outstanding library materials are returned or replaced.
Items that need to be replaced due to loss or damage are charged at the replacement cost of the item plus processing fee.
The library is a quiet zone: