Books for Mongolia
This program has been discontinued in 2017.
The information below is for archival purposes only.
The ACMS was the largest provider of English language books in Mongolia.
As a partner with the Asia Foundation, we’re committed to connecting Mongolian institutions with some of the world’s best information resources. We reached nearly 500 institutions annually, including schools, universities, non-governmental organizations, and policy-making institutions throughout the country, including remote areas. Since 1993, the program has put one million books, ranging from children’s picture books to university textbooks, into the hands of students and leaders in Mongolia.
In October 2013 the ACMS became the managing entity for the Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia – Books for Mongolia program. The ACMS and Books for Asia is committed to connecting Mongolian institutions with high-quality material from some of the world’s best information resources. When the Asia Foundation first started in Mongolia in 1990, Books for Asia responded to the critical need for English-language reading material by donating publications that were not yet available in the country. Since then, the program has provided more than half a million books, donated by leading U.S. publishers, to a wide variety of Mongolian institutions in Mongolia’s most far-flung corners.
Under it’s partnership with the Asia Foundation, the ACMS manages the distribution of these books and connects the program to an expanded librarian training program. The ACMS and the Asia Foundation work together to further promote the use of English academic and non-academic language books through special events, social media as well as encourage the use of open education resources.