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American Center in Baku

Azerbaijan Languages University
60 Rashid Behbudov St.
Contact No: (+99412) 441 36 441 6744

Work Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday and Monday: Closed
No lunch break.
Closed on Azerbaijani and American holidays


The American Center in Baku was established in 2003. The American Center's mission is to educate the Azerbaijan public about the United States of America and to increase mutual understanding between the United States of America and Azerbaijan. It consists of a library that also serves as a venue for conversation groups, presentations, exhibitions, lectures, movie nights and receptions.


The American Center has an open-access collection of about 4000 titles in English, Azerbaijani and Russian:

  • Reference collection offers up-to-date reference materials
    The American Center’s collection contains 235 specialized reference resources, such as bi-lingual dictionaries, guidebooks, encyclopedias, almanacs and maps.
  • Books
    The American Center offers books in the following subject areas: American Studies, languages and rhetoric; history, geography, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics; applied sciences, computer science, literature, art, philosophy, psychology; and religion.
  • Periodicals
    The American Center maintains several dozen subscriptions to periodicals, including The Economist, National Geographic, Newsweek, Forbes, The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Times, U.S. News, Business week, PC magazine, the daily International Herald Tribune, The New York Review and numerous local English language newspapers.
  • Access to research databases & CD-ROMs
    The American Center offers access to many online and reference tools, including advanced research services, such as EBSCO Databases and OCLC First Search.  The American Center offers access to CD-ROMs that offer information on U.S. policies, society, and culture.
  • Video collection
    The American Center owns a collection of videos on U.S. History and Government; Society and Values; U.S. and Global Economy; U.S. Art and Culture and Diplomacy and National Security. Regular screenings take place every Friday and special screenings can be arranged upon request.
  • TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT, LSAT test preparation material - COMING SOON


The American Center provides research and reference support on virtually all aspects of U.S. policy, with an emphasis on foreign relations, media, social, economic and political issues, the rule of law, legislative developments, and current affairs. Services include:

  • E - catalog
  • Quick Reference service via telephone, fax, e-mail
  • Individual consultations for users
  • Group presentations on Library resources for organizations
  • Orientations for first time users