The American Corner program has come to the Library of the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH). The objective of this program is to establish affiliations between Iraqi and U.S. institutions and individuals that promote and facilitate linkages and relationships across a range of fields.
The American Corner @ UKH Library exemplifies that by providing a platform for educational programs and access to American print, multimedia, and other materials. It will run speaker and discussion group programs, film presentations, online engagements, and other activities.
In addition to serving as a general resource center, the Corner serves as a space for cultural programming, supporting English-language teaching/learning, advising about educational opportunities in the United States, and activities that inform and engage Iraqi alumni of U.S. government exchange programs.
One of the most unique elements of the Corner is its availability to the general public of Erbil and the wider Iraqi Kurdistan. It is open to you all for our events and general usage. You just need to turn up with photo ID and within our opening hours.
Access to millions of online items through eLibrary-USA databases (Please ask our staff for access to the database)
Access to over 40 thousand physical items, mostly print but also DVD, Playaway, and iPad
Wi-fi access available
Study and meetings facilities
Attend free of charge events, programs, seminars, and workshops on diverse aspects of American life and cultureFind out about education, exchange programs, and studying in the USA
In keeping with its mission to serve students, faculty, staff, and residents of Hewler, Kurdistan, and the international community that are interested in Kurdistan’s affairs, the [email protected] seeks, through the American Corner program, to actively promote the American way of life, with the provision of information and events, and to engage the widest possible audience by raising their knowledge, informing them of opportunities and increasing understanding between the variety of cultures.