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Library members get free access to Oxford online library


Autumn Reading

Oxford Reference Online


    The information centre houses an extensive collection of books with free access for members. British newspapers are available along with a number of useful and current periodicals and publications, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and handbooks. A selection of books on GCC countries is also available. The information centre holds a large collection of publisher's catalogues, bibliographies and information on the book trade. Information on all British books in print is available on CD-ROM.


The British Council Library operates a lending service to anyone resident in Qatar who is a fully paid member. Corporate membership is also available. Library membership is valid for one calendar year. To register as a member you need two passport size photographs and a copy of your residence permit.

Loan Period

Members are entitled to take four books, two videos, two magazines and audio cassettes for a loan period of two weeks. A fine system is operated through our automated system for all overdue items.

Autumn Reading

Are you looking for new reading materials? Wanting to keep you busy? All you need to do is to visit the BC library and enter a fascinating world of fiction books, stories, and factual books. Young readers will find splendid materials suitable for them as well. Below is just a small selection of what we have added recently to the library. Come along and enjoy every new item!

What do you thing about Bullying? By Jillian Powell

Shouting at someone, calling people names, pushing someone around, making someone unhappy – that’s all bullying. A bully is someone who tries to hurt or upset another person. Anyone can be bullied. In this book, you can read about bullies and bulling, how to deal with bullies, and where to get help.

Ebele's favourite : A Book of African games by Ifeome Onyefulu

Ebele loves games, and she plays from morning to night in village ama. But when she hears that her Senegalese cousin Ngony is coming to stay and wants to play their favorite games, Ebele starts to wonder – what is her favourite game…?

Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones

When Howard Sykes comes home and finds the Goon taking up all the available space in the kitchen, life turns upside down. The Goon refuses to leave without "Archer’s two thousand" owed he says, by Howard father. But Mr Sykes doesn’t owe anything as simple as money. As Howard desperately tries to unravel the mystery of the disappearing words, he uncovers all sorts of incredible things about Archer, his crazy family, and who is really running the town where he lives.

SLEEPOVERS by Jacqueline Wilson

Daisy is the new girl at school. Most of her classmates are friendly, except for bossy, stuck-up Chloe. Having Chloe as a friend is hard work, but having her as an enemy would be far worse. So when Chloe issues the great sleepover challenge, Daisy is desperate to take part. But Daisy has a dilemma – if she has a sleepover party, she’ll have to let her new friend meet her sister…..

And much more you will find on library shelf...

For senior members, more facilities have been added to OXFORD REFERENCE ON-LINE. New facilities include three new titles and three new editions:

Three new titles…

World Encyclopedia

Features over 13.000 concise entries providing essential information on a broad range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, sports, and popular culture.

A Dictionary of Statistics by Graham Upton and Ian Cook

Offers jargon-free definition of 1,500 statistics terms. Features information on key figures, entries covering statistical journals, terms used in computing, operational research, probability and mathematical and statistical notation.

The Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary edited by Sinda Lopez and Donald Watt

Over 55,000 words and phrases, and 80,000 translations! Offers comprehensive coverage of core business vocabulary from a wide fields, including accountancy, banking, economics, human resource management, law, sales and marketing, the stock market, management, taxation, insurance, and information technology.

Three New Editions

The Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists by Ian Chilvers.

A Dictionary of Economics by John Black.

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

Library members get free access to Oxford. 

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