The ABP Library will strictly abide by the Qatar Copyright laws and other International Copyright and Intellectual Property laws (Law No. 7 of 2002 on the Protection of Copyright and Neighboring Rights ( These laws govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials and any violation of these laws will be treated as an offense and a violation of Qatar laws.

International copyright laws in general and Qatar copyright law in particular allows libraries and similar institutions to copy any copyrighted material under the “fair use” policy, provided the reproduction is not used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research [Chapter V: Restriction on Copyright and Neighboring rights 21-(2) (a) & (b)]. If a patron makes a request for copying and later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, then the user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Library reserves the right to refuse or accept a copying order, if in its judgment; fulfillment of the order would involve violation or infringement of copyright and intellectual property laws.

Qatar Copyright Laws