Information Resource Center
The Information Resource Center provides electronic library services to the general public. These services include reference, electronic books, videos, databases and also special services for schools.
The Information Resource Center (IRC) provides specialized, substantive, and accurate reference and research information about the United States, its people and its policies. Using both electronic and traditional print material, professionally trained librarians respond to reference inquiries on American politics and government, economics and trade, foreign affairs and defense, education and the culture, as well as global issues such as drugs, human rights and the environment.
For all questions regarding visa matters, please see Visa Inquiries. You may call (852) 58084666 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday) from Hong Kong & Macau.
Reference queries can be sent to us via Email: Reference Service, Telephone: (852) 28412308 or Fax: (852) 25259195.
The Information Resource Center issues an irregular "Electronic Bulletin" on different subjects related to the United States. We welcome your subscription.
USA for Kids: a specially designed information gateway to American society, history, and culture for kids and teachers.
Free online college courses for students with good English skills:
Please note that students taking these courses, do not receive college credit however depending on the course, they may get a certificate of completion.
Free databases support to the students:
- eLibraryUSA gives members of Information Resource Center access to information that Americans find at their public libraries. We have a broad range of databases about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, and more. For registration, please contact the Information Resource Center at email@example.com.
- American English, a website for teachers and learners of English as a foreign language abroad.
- English Teaching Forum, a quarterly journal for professionals teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language, published by the Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
- Voice of America: Learning English
- The Younger Crowd: Read and listen to topics for learners in secondary and primary education
- Voice of America Special English Study - Interesting Things for English as a Second Language (ESL) Students: Games and quizzes to help you build your vocabulary
Last updated: April 15, 2013