The Information Resource Center (IRC) is the reference and outreach service of the U.S. Embassy in Qatar, specializing in current U.S. Policy, legislation, trade, social and cultural issues. The IRC is located in the Public Affairs section of the Embassy. The IRC provides research and reference services to professionals, research scholars, jornalists, students and government officials who wish to be informed on U.S. foreign and domestic policies and important trends in contemporary American society.

The IRC also chooses articles of general interest published in various American publications by American authors and sends them to the patrons who request them via email.

Upon request, the IRC provides general or subject-oriented briefings on research via the Internet.

IRC Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 9.00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

IRC queries are accepted by telephone at (974) 4496-6009, fax at (974) 4488-4173, or e-mail with IRC in the subject line.

Please note IRC does not answer your Consular, Visa or travel related queries.

On this site you will find Newspapers, Periodicals, U.S. Government Web Resources, Special Reference and other Virtual Libraries.

Hope you have an enjoyable stay browsing this site.



Special Reference

U.S. Government and American Web Resources

Search Engine

Executive Branch and the Presidency


Executive Branch

Legislative Branch and Law

Judicial Branch

State and Local Government

Key U.S. Government Reports on Qatar


Further Resources

Historical Documents

U.S. Government Links

General Reference

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Contacts and Directories

Data and Statistics


Freedom of Information and Privacy Act

U.S. Government Graphics and Photos

Historical Documents

Laws and Regulations

State and Local





Research about Specific Topics

Virtual Libraries:

In case you still did not find what you are looking for just drop in an email to the IRC Director or call 44966000 and we will do our best to get you an answer.