Books for the University of Mosul Library

Posted on June 12, 2017 by


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 hundreds of thousands of 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?

We are raising funds to cover shipping costs. Donate here.

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. Other drop off sites to be announced.

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.

See pictures of what is left of Mosul University here.
Read the article in the New Yorker here.

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8 comments

  1. Hello,

    I am a veterinary pathologist living in Fort Collins CO. I have several thousand books from my personal library that I’d like to consider donating to you. The books are eclectic with many medical and general science texts and also classics of literature. As we are considering moving to a smaller house since my children have all left our current house, we are looking to downsize- including my library. I had originally offered the books to the Canadian government to aid a group of native Canadians who lived in a remote region and had a high rate of depression and suicide. The project got caught up in bureaucracy and never was completed. If you are interested, I would be glad to give them to your cause at no charge. I would just ask that you find a way of having them shipped.

    If you have any interest, please contact me at your convince.

    Best regards,

    Dr David Getzy
    Fort Collins, CO

    Comment by Dr David Getzy on July 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

  2. Thank you for your interest in our Books for Mosul project and your patience as we work out logistics and details. We are only taking book donations in Minnesota locally or from those who can ship it to our address in Minnesota. We would be unable to find a way to have them shipped.

    Also, of note we are only taking donations of university level academic books in the subjects of mathematics, health, literature, history, and the sciences, in very good condition.

    We are excited you want to be a part of rebuilding the book collection of the University of Mosul library with us. If you would like to support shipping costs you can donate at http://reconciliationproject.org/donate/.

    Comment by Admin on September 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

  3. Are u still collecting donations for Mosul library?

    Comment by Dr norris on July 5, 2017 at 3:31 am

  4. Thank you for your interest in our Books for Mosul project and your patience as we work out logistics and details. Please note that our address has changed to: 2021 E Hennepin Ave, Ste 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    We are only taking donations of university level academic books in the subjects of mathematics, health, literature, history, and the sciences, in very good condition.

    We are excited you want to be a part of rebuilding the book collection of the University of Mosul library with us. If you would like to support shipping costs you can donate at http://reconciliationproject.org/donate/.

    Comment by Admin on September 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

  5. I have a good number of science and engineering textbooks. (I am a university professor.). Can I mail them to the address above?

    Comment by Angela Lindner on July 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

  6. Apologize for the late response! Please mail them to our new address:
    IARP
    2021 E. Hennepin Ave
    Suite 200
    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Comment by Admin on September 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm

  7. Hello. I am part of a group that collects books and gives them away at local events. We always have books on hand and would like to donate some to the library. Is there a direct shipping address we can send them to in Mosul?

    Thank you.

    Comment by Dawn Toles on July 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm

  8. If you would like to donate directly to Mosul Eye and send directly to Mosul please learn more from his blog here: https://mosuleye.wordpress.com/campaign-book-and-literature-donations-to-the-libraries-of-mosul/

    Comment by Admin on September 26, 2017 at 7:03 pm