Information Resource Center
The Information Resource Center in Conakry serves as a basic tool to help you find accurate information on whatever you need.
Being part of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, the Information Resource Center (IRC) has two multilingual librarians to assist people with their information needs. Some examples of the services it provides are:
- Customized research upon request for government officials, journalists, researchers, and others with professional or scholarly interest on the United States.
- Providing a speech or statement by the U.S. President, Secretary of State or other cabinet members. Providing updated news regarding the U.S. position on current hot topics; information on bilateral U.S.-Guinean relations; U.S. legislation and regulations including U.S. trade statistics and economic indicators; recent articles from American newspapers, journals and other periodicals.
- Providing biographical information about American Government, political, cultural or business leaders; Treaties between Guinea and the United States; Websites on official U.S. government policy.
IRC maintains a collection of around 2,500 volumes of reference books on American life, politics, economics, literature, fiction, management, journalism and many other aspects of American society including several works of African-Americans.
IRC subscribes to 22 popular magazines titles such as Time, National Geographic, PC world, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Essence etc. The books and magazines are only a small part of the information available in the IRC.
IRC also has eight Internet workstations where the patrons can access both French and English resources. There is an English Language laboratory with two computer stations where patrons may use English Language Learning software.
Training and demonstration sessions of resources and services provided by the IRC may be arranged for groups upon request.
The Thurgood Marshall Library (IRC), part of the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, is located in the U.S. Embassy in Koloma, Conakry east of Hamdallaye Circle. See the Public Affairs web site for a list of its programs and services.
American Embassy ConakryBP 603
Transversale No. 2
Centre Administratif de Koloma
Commune de Ratoma
Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Telephone: (224) 655-104-135 Fax: (224) 655-104-274/4297
You may also contact the IRC by email as follows:
IRC Director: Marie Madeleine Fall Tapé
IRC Assistant : Benemou Ouo-Ouo
Professionals and graduate students can apply, free of charge, for membership in the IRC. Applicants need to provide a valid student or professional card, a government-issued identity card, plus two passport size photographs, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Please click here for the membership application.
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.