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Information Resource Center

The Information Resource Center (IRC) of the Public Affairs Section (PAS) at the US Embassy Baghdad provides relevant, authoritative and useful information to Iraqis about United States policies, culture, business and education.

Through commercial full-text databases covering over 10,000 magazines, newspapers and wire services,  the IRC staff can assist you with conducting research on U.S. politics, culture, or related academic topics. All IRC services are free of charge.

 To contact the IRC staff, please email:

International Information Program (IIP) Online Publications

IIP offers a wide variety of publications on U.S. history, culture, and the economy as well as guides to journalism, the media, human rights, entrepreneurship and much more.

American Corners Program

Hosted in Iraqi universities and public libraries, American Corners provide welcoming environments where students, academics and other visitors can connect and learn about the United States. U.S. experts, U.S. government officials, and other Americans engage visitors on U.S. policy and society.

Visitors can find answers to questions about the U.S. and issues of global concern. Poster shows and other exhibits illustrate the diversity of American society. Academic databases, audio-books, publications, videos, and photos are available for use. 

Iraq has American Corners in Baghdad, Basrah, Dohuk, Erbil, Maysan, Mosul, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah, and Tikrit.  Contact the IRC to get more information on locations and hours of operation or visit the Iraqi American Corners page to find them on Facebook.