ACOR is located in the Tla’Ali area of Amman, close to both the University of Jordan campus and Souq Al Sultan. If you would like a map, email a request using the “Contact Us” button at the top of the screen.
Anyone! During ACOR’s opening hours the ground floor is open for public use. We ask that everyone enter into the library first and sign the ledger on the library desk; after that, enjoy our library, patio, couch-spaces, and free water/coffee/tea.
- ACOR is open 8:00AM-4:00PM Sunday through Thursday
- 9:00AM-4:00PM on Saturday
- Closed on Friday and holidays
No, ACOR doesn’t lend books. However you can take as much time as you need to browse them within the library.
What if I am really careful and well-dressed and clean and responsible and I never spill coffee on paper; can I take a book out of ACOR?
Congratulations on your personal success, but still no.
Our “Hostel” tab at the top of the page includes everything you’d want to know about staying at ACOR, including rates and pictures.
For those who have already booked, follow the “Hostel” tab to “Welcome to ACOR”, and download your own PDF copy of the multi-page guide that explains everything from how to pay your bill to where to find the water pitchers in the kitchen.
No. ACOR is an American non-profit organization. The institutional affiliation that is required for the Fulbright program is with a host country national organization or institution, so a Jordanian organization our case.
Please visit the Jordanian-American bi-national Fulbright Commission website for complete information about Fulbright programs for Americans and Jordanians.
Not easily. The Department of Antiquities closely supervises archaeological digs and every member of the team has gone through an application and screening process before being issued a license; usually many months before the dig is scheduled to begin. For this reason, it is almost impossible for projects to accept any last minute volunteers on their sites.
We recommend that you visit our affiliated organization ASOR website and read about the Committee on Archaeological Research and Policy. You can also find links here to specific projects working in Jordan and the region.
To join an archaeological dig: plan ahead. Determine what projects will be running from the ASOR site and communicate directly with the project leaders to see if it is possible to volunteer with their teams.