The Qatar National Library is scheduled to open in 2014, according to the Peninsula.
Announced yesterday at a ceremony hosted in Education City, the new library is expected to become home not only to more than a million books, but also an online database and multimedia production studios. Dignitaries present included Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Speaking at the ceremony Sheikha Moza said: “We are pleased to embrace the promise of new, world class Qatar National Library. The Library’s vision of bridging with knowledge Qatar’s heritage and future demonstrates the significant role Qatar National Library will play in unlocking human potentials as Qatar builds a knowledge- based economy. A modern dynamic National Library for the Country is essential in reaching this goal.”
Qatar National Library’s project director, Dr Claudia Lux, said: “We are proud to announce the development of a project of globally unique scope and breadth in its field to bridge the gap between past and future and enable a true modern renaissance of Arab culture, education and scientific discovery.”