Qatar National Library is committed to making important collections relating to the history of Qatar and the Gulf region freely available to users.
The Content made available on this site is either protected by third-party rights such as copyright or trademarks (for which the Qatar Digital Library is permitted to make available to you), or are materials which are in the public domain or made available under a Creative Commons licence.
Qatar National Library does not warrant that the sharing of Content, including Public Domain or Creative Commons content will not infringe upon the rights of third parties. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and other use conditions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of the Content.
CLEARING COPYRIGHT FOR DIGITISED COLLECTIONS
Qatar National Library is digitizing collections of special historical or cultural interest to Qatar. The majority of the Content being digitized is public domain content. Public domain content is content which has a publication date older than life of the author plus 50 years (c100 years old) or unpublished or anonymously published content created 50 or more years ago.
To ensure completeness and preserve the integrity of some special collections we are occasionally digitising some books, archives and other material which are still in copyright. Where copyright holders could be traced, they have been contacted in order to seek the necessary permissions. In some cases it has been extremely difficult to identify all potential copyright holders and we cannot guarantee to have traced or contacted every potential rights-holder.
In order to reduce the risk to rights-holders, all of our online collections are subject to a takedown policy. If we are contacted by a potential rights-holder we will remove the material in question from our website until we have been able to assess the case, and if appropriate we will ensure the material is removed temporarily or permanently from our website as appropriate.