Welcome to the University Libraries

Qatar Library


Checkout Privileges & Loan Periods

The Library creates an account in our system to give you access to our physical collection. To determine if you already have an account you can log into “MyLibrary”. If you do not have an account or if your account is blocked, please email TAMUQ Library providing your Full Name, UIN, Status, NetID, and contract end date.

Status Process I.D. Done after...
Students* Automatic TAMU/Q Enrollment
Faculty/Staff Automatic TAMU/Q Payroll setup
Community and Alumni** Manual Qatar ID Contacting TAMUQ Library
ILL Libraries Manual Letter

Memorandum of Understanding

Loan Periods

Item Type Students* Faculty
& Staff
ILL Libraries All Others**
Regular Print Collection 4 months 1 year 2 weeks 2 weeks
Text Books & Reference Books 1 day 1 day not lent not lent
Equipment (e.g. Calculators), DVDs, Magazines, Study Guides 2 weeks 2 weeks not lent not lent
eReaders & iPads 2 weeks 2 weeks not lent not lent
Total items borrowable 100 100 100 5
Renewals Allowed (General collection only) 5 99 2 2

* Must be enrolled in current semester. For Freshmen it will be the first day of TAMU classes. Note: Students who are also working for TAMU/Q in student employment roles are considered students for library services. 

**TAMUQ Library Community User/Former Student Applications are available at the TAMUQ Library during regular library hours. All borrowers must be residents of Qatar and be 18 years of age or older. QID must be presented at time of application.


Items that have been borrowed from the Library can normally have the loan period extended beyond the due date by renewing online here. The amount of times an item can be renewed depends on item type and borrower type. If an item is not renewed and is returned after the due date it may be subject to fines. If an item has reached the maximum number of renewals it should be returned to the library. Once returned to the library it may be able to be borrowed again if it is not wanted by anyone else.

Number of online renewals allowed by item type \ borrower type

Item Type\Borrower Type Students Faculty
& Staff
All Others
Regular Print Collection 6 99 2
Text Books & Reference Books 1 1 1
Reserve Items (e.g. Headphones, Calculators) 1 1
DVDs & Magazines 1 1 1
eReaders, iPads & Samsung Tablets 1 1 not lent

Textbook Policies

Texas A&M at Qatar Library makes a copy of the text book for each course available for short term borrowing. Titles are available to borrow during library hours and can be found on the Text Book shelves and are shelved by course code. Titles are issued for one business day and are subject to fines once overdue.  Before the initial overdue date/time items the loan period can be extended online through "renewal" - but only once for each item. After renewal they must be returned by the due date/time or each item will incur a fine. To check the availability of a particular title go to Library Catalog, limit search location to the Qatar library, and search title and author(s) in the default keyword search.