Books for the University of Mosul Library
Project for IRAQI AND AMERICAN RECONCILIATION PROJECT

Collecting books and donations to cover shipping costs to help with the restocking of the destroyed university library in Mosul, Iraq

One book, one gift, at a time...

IARP is collecting books and donations to cover shipping costs to help with the restocking of the destroyed university library in Mosul, Iraq. The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a million books, historic maps, and old manuscripts. During the occupation of Mosul, which began in June 2014, Islamic State members burned the city’s central university library. Once a treasure trove of Unesco-registered rare books, the central library of the University of Mosul is now full of ash. East Mosul is liberated from the Islamic State control and fighting in the western bank continues. The university is preparing to rebuild. Will you help?

GOOD QUALITY Books in any language and of any genre are welcomed. We want to be a part of creating a credible resource center at one of the Middle East’s most important universities.

1. IARP office (416 E Hennepin Ave Suite 116, Minneapolis, 55414), Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30- 4:00pm.

2. Other drop off sites to be determined.

If so inclined, please consider making a financial donation here to help with shipping costs. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Read more about the destruction of the library here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/26/isis-destroys-thousands-books-libraries

See pictures of what is left of Mosul University here: http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/whats-left-of-mosuls-university?articleId=USRTX2YZ25

Read the article in the New Yorker here: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/mosuls-library-without-books

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