Formerly known as the United States Information Service (USIS) Library, the American Information Resource Center aims to promote awareness about the policies, values, institutions and culture of the United States among the people of West Bengal
. It is located on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata
It offers current and authoritative information though books, periodicals, newspapers, cassettes and CDs. The collection mainly focuses on US 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. There are around 15,000 volumes of books, US government and think tank reports, 162 American periodicals and 3 leading American newspapers.
The library remains open from 10:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs on all days, except Saturday and Sunday.