NU-Q Library

As members of both the Northwestern and Education City community, students in Qatar have access to a wealth of library resources and services. As one of the leading private research libraries in the United States, Northwestern University Library System serves the educational and information needs of its students and faculty as well as scholars around the world
While over 80% of the NU-Q library collection is electronic, we have a fast-growing collection of over 26,000 books, newspapers, magazines and DVDs, including feature films, documentaries and television series in our library.
Our librarians are subject specialists who serve as the primary contacts between the library and academic departments, programs, or groups of scholars sharing special research needs. The Northwestern University library system offers faculty, staff and students numerous specialized services, including discipline specific research consultations, information about scholarly communication topics, library instruction, and general information on library services.

Library services

The NU-Q library works in partnership with students, faculty and staff to provide services and resources for learning, teaching and research.


Hours are subject to change according to University calendar and national holidays.

Semester hours:
Sunday - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed Friday/Saturday

Intersession hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Textbook pick up spring 2015

Textbook pickup for Spring 2015 courses happens in the NU-Q Textbook Room on the second floor of the CMU building, near the female prayer room.

Please visit the textbook room during the following dates and times: 

  • Wednesday, January 7: 1 - 4pm  
  • Thursday, January 8: 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday, January 11 - Thursday, January 15: 9am - 4pm

Please visit the library for textbook pickup and return service during the following dates and times: 

  • Sunday, January 18 - Thursday, January 22: 9am-4pm 
  • Sunday, January 25 – Thursday, January 29: 9am – 4pm

To expedite the pickup process, please bring a printed copy of your course schedule. If you have any questions, please email


Students requiring research support are encouraged to make an appointment with a librarian. Assistance is available for one person or small groups.

Information Desk: +974 4454-5090

General Inquiries:

Acquisitions Questions:

Interlibrary Loan Requests:

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