If you are looking for a place to read or research, the Martin Luther King Jr. Information Resource Center (IRC) is open to the public five days a week, except on American & Ghanaian public holidays
The Information Resource Center (IRC) is located at No. 24 Fourth Circular Road, Cantonment, Accra and serves the U.S. mission to Ghana by providing Ghanaians with timely, accurate information on American politics, news and opinions, government, society, history, and culture, and on U.S. policies affecting the bilateral relationship. The IRC is staffed with three trained information specialists who rely on a circulating and reference collection of over 2000 books, 30 print periodicals, 350 videos – including feature films. The IRC relies on a wide variety of full text online databases and periodicals via the Internet. Through these databases the IRC has up-to-the-minute access to the full text of over 8,000 magazines, newspapers, wire services, and other information sources.
The IRC provides ten workstations to our patrons for on-line research. In addition to Internet resources, we offer our patrons direct access to JSTOR and eLibraryUSA. Whether you are interested in an article about U.S. politics, wish to consult a bibliography of American Literature, or plan a trip to the United States, we stand ready to assist you in your search. We offer weekly program sessions on eLibraryUSA and Open Access Databases, providing our patrons with training and a password to access these databases.
‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” Dr. Seuss
Are you based in Ghana? Why not contact the Information Resource Center (IRC)… you have a lot to gain