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

Collecting books and donations to cover shipping costs to help with the rebuilding 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 rebuilding 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. The collection bins in the Twin Cities are located at the following drop off sites: 

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

2. University of Minnesota, Global Studies- TBA

4. Ship to IARP, 416 E Hennepin Ave Suite 116, Minneapolis, MN 55414

If so inclined, please consider making a financial donation here to help with shipping costs. If you want to set up a collection bin in your community please contact jessy@reconciliationproject.org.

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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