American Center

American Center
Embassy of the United States of America
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel.: +977 1 423 4552


Open Monday through Friday 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Residents of Kathmandu valley and students of SLC, diploma level or above in campuses and schools are eligible for library membership upon submission of a completed application form and satisfactory identification. Students should present their College/School I.D. cards when submitting their membership application form.

American Center Membership Rules:

The following are the obligations and responsibilities of members.

  1. Members are responsible for the prompt return in good condition of all materials borrowed.
  2. Membership cards are not transferable. Any misuse of a borrower’s card will be the responsibility of the borrower in whose name the cards was issued.
  3. Members who are no longer able or who no longer wish to continue membership in the Center is requested to turn in their membership card for cancellation.
  4. Two books can be borrowed for three weeks at a time. Renewal is permitted if a book has not been reserved by another member. Overdue materials will not be renewed.
  5. No additional books will be loaned to members with overdue books until such materials have been returned.  A reminder notices will be sent when a book is overdue. A fine of Rs. 1/- will be charged per day, per book after the due date.  Repeated late return of books may result in loss of borrowing privileges.
  6. If a book is not on the shelf, a member may fill out a reserve slip at the library circulation desk and will be notified when it is available.
  7. Membership will be withdrawn and a fine will be charged from any member found defacing a book or removing a book from the Center without having it properly issued by the librarian.
  8. Members will be charged for the cost of any lost or damaged books.

Photocopying Services

The Center offers a limited photocopying service for academic or research purposes at the rate of Rs. 1 per page from printed material and Rs. 2 per page from online databases.

Internet Access Service

Computers with access to the Internet are provided to Center patrons for research purpose only.

Reference Service

The Center maintains a collection of more than 6000 books and has a full-time staff members to answer your queries.

American Center Hours

Monday through Friday 09:30 A.M. to 4 :30 P.M.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

American Center Membership Processing Fees

6 month membership for student: Rs. 200 (Rs. 100 to renew)
6 month membership for non-students: Rs. 300 (Rs. 150 to renew)

Assistance, Suggestions and Grievances

If you require any assistance in using any of the services, please speak to the staff on duty.  We welcome any suggestions to improve our services.

Telephone: 4234000
American Center Director ext. 4074
Outreach Librarian ext.4513
Circulation Desk ext. 4373 & 4552
Post Box: 295 

  1. Economist
  2. National Geographic Magazine
  3. Popular Science
  4. Prevention
  5. Reader’s Digest
  6. Time

The American Center is moving towards greater electronic access of information. The online services include:


Academic OneFile
Access full-text articles from almost 8,000 academic journals.

Find full-text articles on social sciences, economics, and history from 850 academic journals.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database
Find over 1.5 million graduate dissertations and theses from over 700 universities.

Research In Context
Groups articles by research topic from over 1,200 journals, newspapers and magazines.


Access over 400 U.S. newspapers and magazines.

View 17 digital magazines that cover current events, U.S. culture, and foreign affairs.


Digital Literacy
Learn about internet-related topics such as social networking, cyberbullying, privacy, research skills and tools, and gaming.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Look at controversial issues from all sides with articles from over 1,700 newspapers and magazines.

Click the link below for the Membership Form for the American Center.  You can print the form and fill it out.  Bring the completed form with a photo ID and the membership fee to the American Center to receive your membership card.

Membership fee (membership good for 6 months):

  • 200 rupees for students
    (100 rupees to renew after 6 months)
  • 300 rupees for non-students
    (150 rupees to renew after 6 months)

The form is also available in the American Center.

  1. 12 Angry Men
  2. 127 Hours
  3. A Beautiful Mind
  4. A Bug’s Life
  5. A Civil Action
  6. A League of their Own
  7. A Mighty Heart
  8. About Schmidt
  9. Absence of Malice
  10. Ali
  11. All the King’s Men
  12. All the President’s Men
  13. American Graffiti
  14. American Psycho
  15. Amistad
  16. And Justice for All
  18. Annie
  19. Antwone Fisher
  20. AVALON 1990
  21. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  22. Being There
  23. Big Hero 6
  24. Bill Nye : The Science Guy
  25. Billy Elliot
  26. Black Swan
  27. Boiler Room
  29. Boyz’n the hood
  30. Brave
  31. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  32. Bridge of Spies
  34. Broadcast News
  35. Brooklyn
  36. CARS 2 (Pixar)
  37. Casablanca
  38. Children of Lesser God
  39. Chinatown
  41. Coach Carter
  42. Coal Miner’s Daughter
  43. Courage Under Fire
  44. Crash
  45. Crazy Heart
  46. Curious George
  47. Dangerous Minds
  48. Dead Poets Society
  49. Despicable Me
  50. Dirt! The Movie
  51. Doubt
  52. Driving Miss Daisy
  53. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  54. El Norte
  55. Enron: The Smartest Guy in the Room
  56. Erin Brockovich
  58. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
  59. Field of Dreams
  60. Finding Forrester
  61. Finding Nemo
  63. Free Willy
  64. Freedom Writers
  65. Fried Green Tomatoes
  66. Frozen
  67. Gangs of New York
  68. Girl, Interrupted
  69. Glengarry Glen Ross
  70. Glory Road
  71. Gone with the Wind
  72. Good Night, And Good Luck
  73. Grease
  74. Home
  75. Hoosiers
  76. I Am Sam
  77. I Heart Huckabees
  78. I Love Huckabees
  79. Independence Day
  80. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  82. Invincible
  83. It’s a Wonderful Life
  84. Jefferson in Paris
  85. Jerry Maguire
  86. Lincoln
  87. Little Miss Sunshine
  88. Lonely Star
  89. Love Story
  90. Mad Hot Ballroom
  91. Man of the Year
  92. March of the Penguins
  93. Maria Full of Grace
  94. Martin Luther King (I have a dream)
  96. MASH
  97. Milk
  98. Miracle
  99. Moonstruck
  100. Mr. Holland’s Opus
  101. My Fair Lady
  102. Network
  103. Nine to Five
  104. North by North West
  105. Not Today
  106. Office Space
  107. On Deadly Ground
  108. Pay it Forward
  109. Philadelphia
  110. Pirates of Silicon
  111. Pixar Short Films Collection- VOL 1
  112. Pixar Short Films Collection- VOL 2
  113. Psycho
  114. Puss in the boots
  115. RAY (2004)
  116. Ray
  117. Remember the Titans
  118. Risky Business
  119. Schindler’s List
  120. Seabiscuit
  121. Silent Running
  122. Singing in the Rain
  123. Sold
  124. Some Like it Hot
  126. Soylent Green
  127. Spotlight
  128. Star Wars
  130. Ten9eight: Shoot for the Moon
  131. Tender Mercies
  132. The American President
  133. The Aviator
  134. The Battle Over Citizen Kane
  135. The Birds
  136. The Blind Side
  137. The Breakfast club
  138. The Bridges of Madison County
  139. The Brothers McMullen
  141. The Cove
  142. The Crucible
  143. The Distinguished Gentleman
  144. The Fighter
  145. The Fits
  146. The Grapes of Wrath
  147. The Help
  148. The Hours
  149. THE LION KING 1994
  150. The Little Mermaid
  151. The Road
  152. The Ron Clark Story
  153. The Social Network
  154. The Sting
  155. The Verdict
  156. The WITCH
  157. The Wizard of Oz
  158. Thelma and Louise
  159. To Kill a Mockingbird
  160. Tuesdays with Morrie
  161. United 93
  162. UP (Pixar)
  163. Walk the Line
  164. Wall Street
  165. Wall.E
  166. War Horse
  167. West Side Story
  168. White House Collection
  169. Wind talkers
  170. Winged Migration
  172. Working Girls
  173. Wreck-it Ralph
  174. Zootopia
  175. DVDs- Documentaries
  176. 2011 NBA Championship
  177. A Celebration of Christmas Tree: O Christmas Tree
  178. A Flea Market Documentary (PBS)
  179. A Program About Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff
  180. Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery (Disc one and Two)
  181. Air Force One
  182. An Inconvenient Truth
  183. Ansel Adams (PBS)
  184. Art:21
  185. Betting the Farm
  186. Bill Nye the Science Guy: Energy – Documentary
  187. Boy Scouts of Harlem
  188. Brooklyn Castle
  189. Chasing Ice
  190. Craft in America
  191. Crude: The real Price of oil – Documentary
  192. Dare to Dream
  193. Deaf Jam
  194. Don’t Stop Believin’ Everyman’s Journey
  195. Driveway Basketball Drills
  196. E-2 design
  197. E-2 Energy (PBS)
  198. Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1956
  199. Eyrie
  200. Families of USA
  201. Farther Than the eye Can See
  202. First Position
  203. Flying Books of Mt. Morris Lessmore
  204. Fosse
  205. Frank Llyod Wright
  206. Gasland: Can You Light Your Water on Fire?
  207. G-Dog
  208. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em Blog ‘Em
  209. Illicit: The Dark Trade
  210. Independence Day
  211. Inspiring Figures: Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald
  212. Jesse Owns
  213. Jihad: The Men and ideas Behind Al Quaeda
  214. Knuckleball!
  215. Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
  216. Lioness
  217. MAKERS: Women Who Make America
  218. Metro
  219. Mondays at Racine
  220. Off the Rez
  221. Once in a Lullaby
  222. Page One: New York Times
  223. Paraiso
  224. Pelada
  225. Power Surge : Are We Finally on the Brink of Clean Energy Revolution:
  226. RE: Generation
  227. Saving Pelican 895
  228. Side by side
  230. Story Corps: John and Joe
  231. Story Corps: To RP Salazar, With love
  232. Sugar
  233. Survivor’s Guide: Forced Labour
  234. Survivor’s Guide: The Queen and the Carpet Girl
  235. Tea and Justice: NYPD’s First Asian Women Officers
  236. Terror in Mumbai
  237. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
  238. The Entrepreneurs
  239. The Heroes: extraordinary Individuals Battling the World’s Most Dangerous Diseases
  240. The Living Edens: Big Sur: California’s Wild Coast (PBS)
  241. The Living Edens: Denali: The Living Edens(PBS)
  242. The Loving Story
  243. The March
  244. The United States From the Sky East Coast
  245. They Came to Play
  246. Trash Dance
  247. Walt Disney World
  248. Wartorn:1861-2010
  249. Win Win
  250. Witness: Islam in America: Aljazeera
  251. You’re the Boss: starting and Running Your own Business
  252. Zero Percent