The Ministry of Culture documented the heritage library in the Qatar National Library, through a video clip, broadcast by the Ministry through its official account on the Qatar National Library website.X, formerly Twitter. A video was shown of the Heritage Library, in terms of how it was established, as well as an introduction to its contents, and the purpose of its establishment.

During the video, Ms. Ikhlas Ahmed, responsible for familiarization tours and exhibitions at the Heritage Library at the Qatar National Library, said that the visitor to the National Library will find the spaciousness of the place and will be aroused by curiosity when he finds the central area, which is related to the Heritage Library, which takes a central place in the Qatar National Library.

She added that the visitor to the Heritage Library will be drawn to the title of the permanent exhibition, which is related to reading, as the beginning was “Read”, “which is a divine message from which we draw inspiration from knowledge and its spread through previous human civilizations.”

And she talked about the owner of the first nucleus of the Heritage Library Collection, His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani, “He is the one who thought and saw how to preserve the history of Qatar and the region and the history of the Islamic world as well as the Arab world.” Pointing out that this group was established in the late eighties of the last century, until it moved its administrative structure to the management of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage, in 2006, until it became part of!a majora From the Qatar National Library, in 2012. She talked about the sections of the heritage library, and defined them in several sections, including what is related to travel literature, and what is related to the history of the Arabian Gulf region, as well as what is related to the history of the Arabian Peninsula, in addition to the history of the Levant, Egypt, and East Asia. And around it, in addition to the books it contains concerned with the history of different languages, as well as what is related to popular literature, as well as Persian literature through the books of the Shahnameh, and anecdotes of miniatures, in addition to anecdotes of Islamic manuscripts that express the interest of early Muslim scholars in producing applied, biological, and astronomical sciences, as well as Engineering and mathematics sciences.

She pointed out that the Heritage Library includes many collections of maps, amounting to more than 1,500 maps, including a rare map of the world, which is an Ottoman map, dating back to the sixteenth century AD. In the “Qatar Through Time” section, the visitor will also find the sixth map of Asia, which is the first map dating back to the fifteenth century AD, in which the name Qatar is mentioned in Latin as “Katara”, and it is one of the rarest maps associated with the Greek historian Claudius Ptolemy, who dates back to 2nd century AD.

In the “Women of the East” section, the Heritage Library highlights examples of the pioneering role of women pioneers in Islamic sciences, as well as in culture and art. The Heritage Library also contains a rich collection of models of the Holy Qur’an, which highlight the aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy.

The collections of the Heritage Library are made available to all through the reading room service, which enables the reader to view books, manuscripts, collections and photographs closely and closely, as the collection is rare and not available for loan, and because it is digitized with high quality, it is made available through the digital repository. This digitization allows them to be preserved for future generations.