American Center

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INTRODUCTION

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.

WE OFFER

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: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AIRCislamabad

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
American Craft Council Membership Annual
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 Society Membership Annual
National Geographic Traveler Bi-Monthly
New York Times Book Review Weekly
O The Oprah Magazine Monthly
O The Oprah Magazine Monthly
Popular Science Quarterly
Prevention Monthly
Professional Photographer Monthly
Psychology Today Bi-Monthly
Readers Digest Irregular
Smithsonian Magazine Monthly
Teen Vogue Quarterly
Vanity Fair Monthly
Wired Monthly

MAKERSPACES:

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.

BOOK CLUB

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.

MOVIE DAY

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.

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

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.

DATABASES

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
  • JSTOR
  • 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.

 

Lincoln Corners PakistanConnecting Pakistanis to America!

The Information Resource Center (IRC) Lahore oversees the Lincoln Corners in the Punjab region. These Lincoln Corners are partnerships between U.S. Consulate General Lahore and local host institutions. Located within universities, public libraries, and cultural centers, Lincoln Corners are multi-media resource centers, where visitors can connect, practice their English, and learn about America in many different ways.

Lincoln Corners (LCs) provide access to current and reliable information about America through books, magazines, movies, and more. They offer comfortable spaces for learning and open dialogue. Free wi-fi Internet is available to access U.S. information websites and eLibraryUSAresearch databases. Cultural programs, speakers, and special events bring added excitement to the spaces.

Currently, there are four Lincoln Corners in the region and one more under development in Lahore. Each Lincoln Corner is staffed by a Lincoln Corner Coordinator – a bilingual Pakistani professional who is available to assist visitors with specific interests about America. Please contact the Coordinator for information on visiting hours, access to resources, and programs and events at the Lincoln Corner nearest you.

Lincoln Corner Lahore
Information Technology University
2nd floor, Arfa Software and Technology Park
Lahore, Punjab
lc.lahore@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner Bahawalpur
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Central Library
Bahawalpur, Punjab
lc.bahawalpur@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner Faisalabad
Government College University
Central Library
Faisalabad, Punjab
faisalabad@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner Multan

Bahauddin Zakariya University
Main Library
Multan, Punjab
multan@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner Sargodha
University of Sargodha
Central Library
Sargodha, Punjab
sargodha@lincolncorner.net

  • Lincoln Corners PakistanConnecting Pakistanis to America!The Information Resource Center (IRC) Peshawar oversees the Lincoln Corners in the Peshawar and KP/FATA region. These Lincoln Corners are partnerships between U.S. Consulate General Peshawar and local host institutions. Located within universities, public libraries, and cultural centers, Lincoln Corners are multi-media resource centers, where visitors can connect, practice their English, and learn about America in many different ways.Lincoln Corners (LCs) provide access to current and reliable information about America through books, magazines, movies, and more. They offer comfortable spaces for learning and open dialogue. Free wi-fi Internet is available to access U.S. information websites and eLibraryUSA research databases. Cultural programs, speakers, and special events bring added excitement to the spaces.Currently, there are two Lincoln Corners in the region. Each Lincoln Corner is staffed by a Lincoln Corner Coordinator – a bilingual Pakistani professional who is available to assist visitors with specific interests about America. Please contact the Coordinator for information on visiting hours, access to resources, and programs and events at the Lincoln Corner nearest you.Eleanor Roosevelt Corner Peshawar
    Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University
    Main Campus Larama
    Peshawar
    lc.ercp@lincolncorner.netLincoln Corner Peshawar
    Institute of Management Sciences
    Phase 7, Hayatabad, Peshawar
    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    lrl.peshawar@lincolncorner.net

The Information Resource Center (IRC) Karachi oversees the Lincoln Corners in Sindh and Balochistan. These Lincoln Corners are partnerships between U.S. Consulate General Karachi and local host institutions in Sindh and Balochistan. Located within universities, public libraries, and cultural centers, Lincoln Corners are multi-media resource centers, where visitors can connect, practice their English, and learn about America in many different ways.

Lincoln Corners (LCs) provide access to current and reliable information about America through books, magazines, movies, and more. They offer comfortable spaces for learning and open dialogue. Free wi-fi Internet is available to access U.S. information websites and eLibraryUSA research databases. Cultural programs, speakers, and special events bring added excitement to the spaces.

Currently there are five Lincoln Corners in Sindh province and one Lincoln Corner under development in Quetta, Balochistan. Each Lincoln Corner is staffed by a Lincoln Corner Coordinator – a bilingual Pakistani professional who is available to assist visitors with specific interests about America. Please contact the Coordinator for information on visiting hours, access to resources, and programs and events at the Lincoln Corner nearest you.

Lincoln Corner Hyderabad
Shamsul Ulema Daudpota Library, Hyderabad
Email:  lc.hyderabad@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner Karachi
Liaquat Memorial Library
Stadium Road
Email: lc.karachi@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner Khairpur
Sachal Sarmast Library,  Khairpur
Email: lc.khairpur@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner Larkana
Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Memorial Library, Larkano
Email: lc.larkana@lincolncorner.net

Lincoln Corner PACC
Pakistan American Cultural Center
11-Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi- 75530
Email: lc.pacc@lincolncorner.net