American Library

American Library

American Center, 38-A, J. L. Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

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American Library

Contact Person Librarian

Phone Number 91-33-3984-6300



The American Library formerly known as the United States Information Service (USIS) Library is a part of the Public Affairs Office of the American Consulate General, Kolkata. Through its various activities and resources the library aims to promote a better understanding of the policies, values, institutions and culture of the United States. It provides a wide range of current, accurate and authoritative information from a vast selection of print and electronic resources using state-of-the-art technology.

The library collection focuses primarily on U.S. government and politics, international relations, economics, business management, social sciences, human rights, American history, American literature and global issues such as environment, drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. It maintains approximately 15,000 volumes of books, U.S. government and think tank reports, DVD on current topics, and subscribes to 162 American periodicals and 3 leading American newspapers. A range of electronic databases available for the use of patrons provide access to abstracts and full texts of articles from scholarly periodicals. Reference specialists assist patrons in locating information for queries received in person, by telephone, e-mail or by post.


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Library Fees Details

Local Individual Processing Fees:
One year – Rs.400/-
Two years – Rs.700/-
Enrollment fee is to be paid by cash only.

Outstation Individual Processing Fees:
One-year – Rs.400/-
Two years – Rs. 700/-
The fee is to be paid either by money order addressed to the AIRC Director, American Information Resource Center, or by a demand draft drawn in favor of the American Consulate General, Calcutta.

Institutional Enrollment Processing Fees:
Institutions are categorized into profit and non-profit organizations.
Enrollment processing fees are:

Profit organization:
One year – Rs. 4000/-
Two years – Rs.7000/-

Non-profit organization:
One year – Rs. 2000/-
Two years – Rs. 3000/-
Fees may be paid by cash, check or demand draft drawn in favor of the American Consulate General, Calcutta.


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