eLibraryUSA

eLibraryUSAeLibraryUSA is a virtual library with online access to millions of publications, scholarly journals, eBooks, audio, video, and other multi-media content.

Virtual U.S. Public Library

Through eLibraryUSA you can access content in databases like Gale, Encyclopedia Britannica, eBrary, CQ and others specializing in diverse topics (including science, technology, environment, health, social sciences, literature, economics, business administration, English learning, history, and American culture). Although the majority of the content is offered in English only, some is also available in Spanish.

You can enter the homepage elibraryusa.state.gov freely in order to learn more about the different types of resources offered; however, a username and password is required in order to gain full access the content in eLibraryUSA.

Through eLibraryUSA you can access content in databases like Gale, Encyclopedia Britannica, eBrary, CQ and others specializing in diverse topics (including science, technology, environment, health, social sciences, literature, economics, business administration, English learning, history, and American culture). Although the majority of the content is offered in English only, some is also available in Spanish.

How can I obtain full access to eLibraryUSA?

There are two ways you can obtain full access to this virtual library:

1.    By becoming a member of the Information Resource Center of the American Center, U.S. Embassy in Prague.

LOCATION: Tržiště 13, Praha 1

Information Resource Center (IRC) membership is free and will let you acquire a personal username and password which grants full access to eLibraryUSA from any computer with an Internet connection. 

In order to become a member, please follow the steps outlined below:
You can become a member either by coming in person or by sending an email to acprague@state.gov with the subject “eLibraryUSA.”

If you are interested, please, fill in the attached form, scan it and send it to acprague@state.gov.

Once membership is processed, you will receive an e-mail with your username and password.

In order to login to eLibraryUSA, enter elibraryusa.state.gov and insert the username and password when prompted.

2.    From a library that cooperates with the U.S. Embassy in Prague and hosts so-called American Corner. Currently, there are two American Corners in the Czech Republic, hosted by Moravská zemská knihovna and Westbohemian University in Pilsen - www.uspoint.zcu.cz.

IMPORTANT: Each username and password is personal and not transferable to any other party. Using an account in order to grant large-scale institutional access to others is strictly prohibited.