American Spaces

The more than 650 American Spaces in 150 countries across the world serve as welcoming libraries, collaboration spaces, educational and cultural centers that offer a range of resources, programs and activities to promote understanding of U.S. policies, society, values, and culture. The U.S. commitment to creating spaces for science, innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit extends across Portugal. We have American Corner partnerships at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters; University of Lisbon’s Technical Institute; Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology; University of Aveiro; University of Porto’s Faculty of Letters; and, University of Azores.

American Corners give the public access to programs and scientific databases through the eLibraryUSA facility, as well as books, movies, and magazines. They are platforms for providing information and engagement through diversified programs, such as:

  • Talks and presentations by American and Portuguese academics and professionals on a range of topics from science, technology, engineering, literature, arts, culture, and career skills – offered live and virtually
  • Films, discussions, and programs on entrepreneurship, leadership, current events, international affairs, and American arts and cultural performances
  • Computer lab with desk top computers with internet access for public use including research on any subject, webinars, online courses, or just e-mail and chat
  • Laptops with internet access (must present a second form of ID to staff which will be returned upon surrender of the laptop) for use only on premises
  • Free access to hands on workshops by experts at our Spaces equipped with high-end computers and software along with 3D printers and scanners, virtual reality equipment, training and resource lending for short intervals
  • Audiovisual room for viewing movies, news and U.S. television programs
  • Collaboration space for working in groups
  • Reading rooms with reference materials, non-fiction and fiction books, and magazines
  • Academic research assistance and access to academic databases including eLibrary (Please see the list of scientific databases available at:
  • Educational advising for those who want to study in the U.S. or learn about U.S. colleges, universities and exchange opportunities

All American Corners are open to the general public during the University Library hours.

Send them a message:

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa:

Instituto Técnico Superior:

NOVA – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia:

Universidade de Aveiro:

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Porto:

Universidade dos Acores: UAc.American Corner – Universidade dos Açores (Facebook)

Or find out more about them through the contacts below.

We welcome you to the American Corners Portugal!


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Alameda da Universidade
1600-214 Lisboa
Tel: +351 217 920 028

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Instituto Superior Técnico

Campus Alameda
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 218 417 804

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NOVA – Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia

Campus de Caparica
2829-516 Caparica
Tel: +351 212 94 78 29

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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Tel: +351 234 370 890 / +351 234 247 149

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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Porto

Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto
Tel: +351 226 077 149

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Universidade dos Açores

Rua da Mãe de Deus
9500-321 Ponta Delgada
Tel: +351 296 650 000 / + 351292 200 400

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