The Library at Texas A&M University at Qatar supports the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the University in an environment that fosters learning and inquiry. A core professional collection of over 7,000 titles is complemented by basic collection in the arts & humanities of around 3,000 volumes. The collection policy can be seen online here (PDF 36KB). Students may also request books and journal articles from the libraries on the main campus where there is a print collection of more than 4 million volumes.
Extensive online resources are available to students both within the library and via remote access. This includes more than 100,000 electronic journal and newspaper titles, over 1,300 databases, and over 900,000 electronic books. Students can locate books and thousands of journals by author, title, subject, and keyword using the online catalog, LibCat. The time saving meta-search tool Search beta, that allows searching of multiple databases at one time, is also available for online library users. Online Chat, which makes an experienced librarian available via computer, is a great way to start a research project.
GetItForMe is a document delivery service, which supplies print books or electronic copies of journal articles or book chapters, free of charge to all students. Print books generally arrive in five to ten working days. Electronic versions normally are emailed within one to two days. Material not available from the main campus libraries can often be obtained from other North American universities and libraries and generally arrive within two to four weeks.
Also available are professional librarians who are able to teach individuals and groups how to use the library tools and resources. There is also a body of online tutorials available on the library’s websites for independent, anytime learning.