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Information Resource Center

Please Note: The American Cultural Center is unavailable to the public until further notice.

Welcome to the Information Resource Center (IRC) of the U.S. Embassy. The IRC has access to a tremendous amount of electronic information on U.S. topics, including legislative developments, foreign and domestic policy, and social, economic and political issues.  Through a wide variety of online databases, we provide our clients with current and authoritative information. 
We invite you to visit the IRC during working hours and use our facilities to conduct online research.

IRC Books:

Want to develop your English language listening and writing skills? Keen on enhancing your teaching techniques? Want to get ready for the TOEFL test?

If yes, then why don’t you contact the Information Resource Center (IRC) to find out more about our free English Language Materials and Resources

You may also check our collection of General Books and References by appointment. Please call us at 3391 4118 or 3391 4195 between 8.30 am - 5.00 pm.

Please note: Our book collection is available for internal use only.

Weekly American Idiom on Your Cell Phone

We are pleased to announce a new electronic service called “Weekly Idioms.”  Contact us to receive a weekly American idiom SMS on your cell phone. 

All you need to do is to subscribe with us, by providing your name, job title and cell phone number. 

The idiom messages will be short, consisting of the idiom, its meaning in English, and a sample sentence. Here’s a sample text: 

"Get your feet wet"
Means to experience something for the first time. especially something that involves taking a risk.
“If you've never invested money in the stock market, now is the time to get your feet wet.”

IRC Staff

The IRC staff provides quick reference assistance and research, utilizing the foregoing print and digital sources. Queries are accepted by telephone, 3391 4118 or 3391 4195, . 

Please note: Queries regarding visas, American Citizen Services issues, or consular affairs cannot be answered. For these matters please check the Visas and Consular Affairs page of this web site.

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