About American Corner


American Corner

 

The American Corner at University of Macau Library, which was established in October 2004, represents a joint endeavor between the Public Affairs Section of United States Consulate General, Hong Kong and Macau, and the University of Macau. It aims at promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Macau in general and in giving sustained support for the strengthening of University of Macau curricular needs in the area of American Studies in particular. The fundamental function of the American Corner is to make information about the United States readily available to UM students as well as to the Macau public. Access to American Corner collections is free and open to the public in accordance with the Library's current operating guidelines and regulations (i.e. circulation policies, library opening hours, etc.).

 

The American Corner carries primarily up-to-date reference materials including both print and electronic formats in curricular relevant subject areas from and about the United States. More specifically, the American Corner also provides U.S. information through access to the Internet, and to audio-visual products. Programmed events and activities (i.e. author readings, coached orals, speaker programs, films, workshops, meetings, and exhibits) will be hosted by the American Corner on a regular basis to encourage learning, research and socio-cultural exchanges.


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