American Center



American Center Islamabad is your main resource in Pakistan for American culture, education, and information. A comfortable, tech-forward space for open dialogue, idea generation and innovation, the American Center organizes a wide variety of activities, including discussions on policy issues, speaker series, workshops, movies, and discussion clubs.

The American Center is a place full of social interaction where you can think and work creatively, build cultural bridges, collaborate and make new acquaintances. Our visitor friendly space is free and open to everyone on an appointment basis.


EVENTS: In collaboration with the Public Affairs Section (PAS), the American Center arranges programs led by American speakers at the U.S. Embassy as well as the Lincoln Corners to provide opportunities for Americans and Pakistanis to exchange views and opinions. Groups of professionals, scholars, or students may request a presentation on a specific U.S. topic.

BOOKS: A growing collection of books about American history, culture, and society is available for reading at American Center.   To browse books of your interest, search our online catalog at:

MAGAZINES: From entrepreneurship to health, whatever the topic of interest, browse our current magazines from the U.S. at the American Center.

Title Frequency
American Craft Bi-Monthly
Atlantic, The Monthly
Bon Appetit Monthly
Computers in Libraries Monthly
Current History Irregular
Entrepreneur Monthly
Foreign Affairs Bi-Monthly
GQ: Gentlemen’s Quarterly Monthly
Harvard Business Review Bi-Monthly
Make: Technology on Your Time Bi-Monthly
MIT Technology Review Bi-Monthly
National Geographic Magazine Monthly
National Geographic Traveler Bi-Monthly
New York Times Book Review Weekly
O The Oprah Magazine Monthly
Popular Science Quarterly
Prevention Monthly
Professional Photographer Monthly
Psychology Today Bi-Monthly
Readers Digest Irregular
Smithsonian Magazine Monthly
Vanity Fair Monthly
Wired Monthly



The American Center hosts “maker space” activities where students and young professionals can create, invent and learn. The Makerspace offers a 3D Printer, software, electronics, science kits, craft supplies, construction kits, hardware and other tools necessary to start your projects.  These tools are available for use by appointment for visitors interested in experimenting with new technologies.


The Book Club is designed for all literature lovers.  Held once each month at the American Center, moderated discussions cover a wide variety of topics, genres and authors with an American focus. The book club is free and open to anyone with an interest in American literature, regardless of their educational background or age.


The American Center also hosts a monthly movie day, where student groups and other interested individuals watch and discuss a full-length feature film, socialize and have fun with friends and diplomats. Please contact us to see if we are organizing a movie screening on your interested date.


American Center staff conducts internet workshops for students, teachers, researchers, journalists, and librarians to share online resources and enhance research skills. The American Center also provides research assistance in finding information on the United States.


Conduct your academic research through our American digital library. American Center provides free access to academic and commercial databases in eLibraryUSA – a virtual library with online access to thousands of publications, scholarly journals, articles, eBooks, and other multi-media content. Dive into resources for academic research, English language and American culture and politics.

The eLibraryUSA provides access to following eight databases:

  • Academic OneFile
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global
  • PressReader
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Flipster, and more.

The American Center also has a subscription to Lexis/Nexis database – a news and law resource. eLibraryUSA can also be accessed at our Lincoln Corners as well.