The American Center Cairo (ACC formerly IRC), located at the U.S. Embassy Cairo, is the U.S. Embassy’s primary outreach center offering daily programs and information to Egyptian audiences, It is also your Gateway to American Policy, Culture, Society and Values.
Check our Monthly Programs Calendar (PDF 156 KB)
Up to date online databases are available at the ACC through eLibraryUSA.
Over 14,000 books, audio books, movies and documentaries, English language learning resources, magazines, games and puzzles are available at the ACC.
The ACC OverDrive digital library is now available: https://accairo.overdrive.com/.
ACC is open to all, age 18 and older.
Our services and programs are available at no charge.
Not a member yet? Sign up now for the ACC digital membership via https://forms.gle/ZMw1nMmTBcbo9bd47
Join our mailing list http://eepurl.com/buYTwH
*English language learning
- English Conversation club (ECC rules and Regulation PDF 150 KB)
- Gaming in English
- Soft skills Workshops
- Drawing and Art Workshops
- Photography Workshops
- Technology Club
- Maker and Advanced diploma
- Virtual and Augmented Reality diploma
- Movie showing and discussion
- Book club
- Debate club
- Lectures and Seminars
- Musical Events
- Study in USA
- Explore Scholarship Opportunities
- Learn the Application Process
Check our Monthly Programs Calendar (PDF 156 KB)
Understanding our calendar:
- Open to the public: This means that everyone is welcome to participate, on a first come, first served basis.
- Registration required:This mean you need to check out the flyer for the program which contains the registration link or email and deadline for participation. The flyers are distributed to our members and contact list.
- First Come, First Served: This means this program is open to anyone, but make sure to arrive early to save your spot for the program.
- ACC members only and Registration required: This program is for registered ACC members only.
- Participants Only: This means that only selected applicants can attend the program.
- Invitees Only: This means that the program is by invitation.
- Registration (by a partner):This means that our partner is in charge of registration. To participate in their event, registration is through their page: link will be provide to each program.
- 3D printing
- Computers with internet.
For more details (ACC Services PDF 128KB)
*To stay up to date with our Events Please follow these steps:
- Open the following link: http://eepurl.com/buYTwH
- Complete the required information
- Click “Subscribe to list”
- Log in to your email account
- Open the email message from “American Center’’ (ACC)
- Click “Yes, subscribe me to this list”
Books and Movies
- Search for Books and Movies in the ACC
- Become a member to check out items and attend our Members–only programs.
- Membership allows you to borrow from our collection, up to 5 items at one time.
- Books can be borrowed for up to three weeks, and renewed once for another two weeks.
- DVDs can be borrowed for a maximum of one week and can be renewed once for additional week.
- Audiobooks and Kindles can be borrowed for three weeks and can’t be renewed.
- Fines for the overdue items per day are 5 LE for each item.
- Lost or damaged items will be assessed at replacement cost.
ACC OverDrive Digital Library (eBooks and Audiobooks)
Enjoy borrowing, reading and listening to ebooks and audio books anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet or computer!
You can access the collection in one of two ways:
- Via the ACC’s OverDrive at https://accairo.overdrive.com/
- Via the Libby app available from Apple store or Google play
We also encourage you to watch this short tutorial to become more familiar with Libby.
*Sign in with your email address & ACC membership number to get started.
- Borrow up to three titles at a time
- Borrow titles for up to three weeks
- Place holds on up to two titles at a time
Not a member yet? Sign up for a digital ACC membership via https://forms.gle/ZMw1nMmTBcbo9bd47
For more details please check: ACC OverDrive digital library (552 KB PDF))
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American Corner at Maadi Public Library
The American Corner, located at Maadi Public Library (MPL), provides programs and information about the U.S. society, values, and culture. Resources including books, films, and online databases provide audiences with reliable and accurate information about America.
Programs include career and skills development workshops, artistic workshops, English conversation café, storytelling and a puppet theatre for children, and games.
The American Corner was inaugurated in November 2009 and is located on the second floor of MPL’s main building. It is a partnership between the Egyptian Society of Culture and Development (formerly Integrated Care Society) and the US Embassy Egypt which promotes mutual understanding, intercultural exchange and friendship between the people of Egypt and the United States.
For more information, please contact Maadi Public Library:
Address: 2 Al Nasr Street, New Maadi , Maadi opposite to the Olympic village
Telephone: (202) 2754 8541, (202) 2754 8542, (202) 2754 8543