Policies and Services

Policies and Services

Our collections serve the needs of the TII community and Education City faculty and students are welcome to use the library on a reference basis. Language Center students and part-time staff are encouraged to register as library members.

Books, back issues of print journals and multimedia resources are available for loan. Access to online databases and resources are offered on and off campus. In addition to circulated material, reference works and current periodicals are available to be used in the library. 

Registered students, faculty and staff have additional access to Qatar National Library's resources and access to other Education City libraries through an inter-lending policy.

Collection development is a collaborative effort between subject specialists, faculty members and the librarian; and supported, where appropriate, by  Qatar National Library.  See the Collection Development Guide for links to relevant reviews, publishers’ catalogs and evaluation tools. Share title recommendations using the online forms. Please contact the Librarian for the required password to access online forms.

Students and faculty are introduced to the Library’s services through orientation sessions and supporting print and digital guides. A curriculum-integrated library research skills' program supports our Master’s students’ course work and the thesis research process. Research consultations and bibliographic referencing support is offered to all library users.

The librarian is available to assist users identify, evaluate and retrieve resources from print and online collections and through inter-library loan services. In addition, discovery services, current awareness services and updated subject guides will be available on the library website.

Check out Policy 

  • TII students, faculty and staff may check materials out.
  • Students should have their TII ID cards to check out materials.
  • Students, faculty and staff are responsible for all items checked out to them.


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.

Overdue Materials

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.

Damaged or lost items

Items that need to be replaced due to loss or damage are charged at the replacement cost of the item plus processing fee.

Library Use Policy

The library is a quiet zone:

  • Use of mobile phones is allowed but ringers must be switched off and phone conversations should always be conducted outside the library.
  • Please use earphones to keep the noise level down when using multimedia resources.
  • Facilities are available outside the library for group work and discussions.
  • Remember to remove personal belongings and dispose of litter when leaving the library. Unattended books and belongings will be removed to make space for other users.
  • Water and covered drinks are permitted but open drinks and food are not. Please exercise caution with beverages around library equipment and resources.
  • The library provides limited facilities for the reproduction of resources, so please observe copyright restrictions and also consider other users.