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.

Fall 2014 textbook pick-up and return service 

Textbook pick-up for Fall 2014 courses starts August 20 in the NU-Q textbook room #2038 on the 2nd floor of the CMUQ building, near the female prayer room. Signs will be posted. Please visit the textbook room during the following dates and times:

August 20: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 21: 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
August 24-28: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please visit the NU-Q library for textbook pick-up and return service during the following dates and times:

August 31-September 4: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
September 7-11: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To expedite the pick-up process, bring a printed copy of your course schedule. Kindly email with any questions. 

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. – 8:00 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.


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:

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