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Welcome to the School Library!

Fiction books, non-fiction books, reference books,Library Image newspapers, magazines, comics, book reviews, storysacks and computers, the School Library is full of a range of resources for all DES students  to access.


The School Library is the hub of the school where children can sit and read quickly, complete their homework, undertake research, learn valuable library skills and take part in a number of different literary initiatives.

Book Week, Storytime, Library Olympians, Community Library, Extreme Reading, Winter Reading Challenge and the annual Book Fair are just some of the initiatives the School Library runs and promotes in order to persuade, encourage and teach all children the value and pleasure of reading.
The Community Library

The DES School Library is open to the Dukhan Community during term time on a Wednesday from 8am – 9am. Borrow books, read to your child, meet new people! All Welcome.

What's On Summer Term 2018

New Primary Librarian
The Primary Library has a new Librarian who has now been introduced to all the primary students – welcome to Mrs. Mauro.

Topic Tie-In
Mrs. Mauro will be helping the primary students research their class topics with the Topic Tie-In.  Mrs. Mauro will help the students find the perfect book for their topic by displaying tie-in information and books all around the library.

KS1 & KS2 Book Club
This term the KS1 & KS2 students will have the chance to order the latest, the most popular and very reasonably priced books direct from the UK just in time for Ramadan, Eid and the long summer holiday!

Take the Strip Challenge!
All the information avid soccer fans will need about the world cup will be found in the library … the match schedule, the results and, most importantly, what each team will be wearing!  The secondary students will be challenged to take the ‘Strip Challenge’ to see how many football strips they can recognise.

OPAC – New Library Software

The DES Library has launched it's new software - OPAC – for students to use independently.

Please click HERE for full information on how to use the OPAC system.

OPAC Guide
OPAC How to Leaflet

Qatar National Library Online Resources

Although the Qatar National Library (QNL) is not yet physically open, it does have an extensive database of online resources, many of which will be beneficial to DES staff and students.

Please click HERE for full information on how you and your child can access the QNL online resources.

QNL Information Booklet

QNL Resources (English)

QNL Resources (Arabic)