Information Resource Center – Niamey

The Public Affairs Section’s Information Resource Center is the research and reference service of the Public Affairs Section, specializing in current U.S. policy, legislation, trade, social and cultural issues.

The IRC collection of around 4,000 volumes is about 50% English-language and 50% French-language. Although a number of periodicals are received in hard copy, the full text of approximately 100 periodicals are available on CD-ROM.

The IRC librarian provides quick reference assistance and research, using print and digital sources. The librarian also provides daily information from the Embassy to interested contacts upon request. Queries are accepted by telephone, e-mail, fax or in person during users’ hours.

Training/demonstration sessions on the resources and services of the IRC can be arranged for groups upon request.

Film showing is scheduled every 1st Friday of the month in the Auditorium in collaboration with the English Club of Niamey, at 7:00 pm.

American Corners

They are spaces funded by the USG and hosted in Youth Centers (Maison de la Culture) through a partnership with the Embassy. They are located in Zinder, Agadez and Maradi

 Hours and Staff

IRC Director: Boubacar Assoumi
IRC Assistant/EducationUSA Advisor: Oumar Adama Maiga

Address: B.P. 11201 Niamey, Niger
Telephone: (227) 20-73-31-69 or (227) 20-73-41-07
Fax: (227) 20-73-55-60

Public Hours

Monday 9:00 to 12:00
Wednesday 9:00 to 12:00, 15:00 t0 18:00
Thursday 9:00 to 12:00
Friday 9:00 to 12:00
Saturday 9:00 to 12:00

Special Services set upon appointment

Tuesday 9:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 16:30
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 14:00 to 16:30

Please note the Embassy offices are closed on American and Nigerien holidays.