Library Reading List

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Library Hours

Fall & Spring Semester

  • Sun to Thurs: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM
  • Winter & Summer Semester

  • Sun to Thurs: 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM
  • Fri and Sat: Closed

  • Contact us

    American University of Iraq - Sulaimani

    Kirkuk Main Road, Raparin, Kurdistan region

    Location : B -G- 32



    Journal - Licenced Databases Dictionaries Open access journals

     Open access ebooks

    Please, Contact the librarian to get all the usernames and passwords for the online recources and databases

    Citation and referencing

    How to cite and reference?

    MLA Citation is the commun style used at the American university of Iraq - Sulaimani

    Referencing: Its purpose is to acknowledge the original source of ideas and work that is not the author's own, and to point the reader to the original documents so that they can determine independently whether the attributed sources support the author’s argument as written.

    Referencing generally has two key elements;

    • An in-text marker that indicates to the reader that a particular concept, phrase or idea is attributable to someone else
    • A complete reference list giving the full citation details for all sources referred to in the document.

    Citation Tools

    EasybibGenerate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography

    EndNote – is a software program used to manage references and create bibliographies.There is web version of EndNote web

    Ask Librarian

    ٌRania Azad

    Library Manager

    B-G-32 | Ext:1219

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    Borrowing and loans

    To borrow, provide your ID number, and present the material you wish to borrow to staff at the Circulation Desk

    Check-out / Borrowing

    • Students may borrow up to 5 items for two weeks and faculty may borrow up to 10 items for 4 weeks
    • Textbooks and Course reserve are loaned for  two hours, returning back items late lead to blocking the account for 2 weeks
    • Each borrower is responsible for material checked out on his/her account


    • Most items are allowed 2 renewals. The length of the renewal is the same as the original check out period.
    • You can renew online by logging in to your library account at or you may also request renewals by email.

    Check-in / Returning

    • Library material may be returned to staff at the circulation desk or into the drop box.


    • The library will charge fine per day, per overdue item. 
    • Unpaid fees and fines will be reported to the Finance Department. This can prevent a student from registering for classes or from graduating or for faculty and staff to be cleared for exit from the university.

    Library policies

    The library is now enforcing a quiet study policy in order to maintain a scholarly atmosphere. In this policy, quiet refers to low-level, minimal conversation. Individual study cubicles are in place for the purpose of quiet study. Group study no longer takes place in the library, but now can be held in the Study Center, A-B 142.

    • Students are asked to keep mobile phones on silent with vibration off. Conversations on mobile phones take place outside the library.
    • Students violating any of these policies may be asked to leave and/or reported to the Dean of Students.
    • We are also asking that students dispose of all food and beverage containers when leaving the library.

    Call number guideline

    The call number for an item is like an address for the book on the shelf. Call numbers are located on the spines of library books.

    The AUIS Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System to organize the books on the shelves.

    • B – Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    • C – Auxiliary Sciences of History, Archaeology, and Biography
    • D – World History
    • E – F American History
    • G – Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
    • H – Social Sciences, Commerce, Finance, Statistics, Socialism. Communism and Anarchism 
    • J – Political Science and public administration
    • K – Law
    • L – Education
    • M – Music
    • N – Fine Arts, Architecture, Sculpture and Painting
    • P – Language and Literature, English literature and American literature
    • Q – Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Geology
    • R – Medicine, Pharmacology and Nursing
    • S – Agriculture
    • T – Technology, Civil engineering , Mechanical engineering and Electrical engineering
    • U – Military and Armie Science
    • V – Naval Science
    • Z – Bibliographies. Library Science. Information Resources
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