American Spaces

What is an American Space?

With over 650 Spaces in 150 countries worldwide, American Spaces provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect and learn about the United States.

American Spaces give you access to programs and scientific databases through the eLibraryUSA, as well as books, movies, and magazines.  Hosted in embassies, schools, libraries, and other partner institutions worldwide, American Spaces are platforms for providing information and engagement through diversified programs, such as:

  • Educational advising for those who want to study in the US.
  • Talks and presentations by American and Portuguese academics and professionals on a range of topics from science, technology, engineering, literature, arts, culture, career skills to English language learning.
  • Workshops and hands-on activities by experts at our Spaces which are all equipped with high-end computers and software along with 3D printers and scanners, where users can for free access technology and associated programming to make their ideas into reality.
  • Films, discussions, and programs on entrepreneurship, leadership, current events, international affairs, and much more.

Please see the list of scientific databases available at the eLibraryUSA here:

The US Embassy’s commitment to creating spaces for science, innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit extends across the country.  We have American Spaces 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.

Follow us on the American Corners Portugal Facebook and visit one of the Spaces below to learn more!


Information Resource Center (by appointment only)

Av. das Forças Armadas
1649-044 LISBOA

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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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Faculdade de Ciências 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: +351 234 370 200

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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto
Tel: +351 22 607 7100

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Universidade dos Açores

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

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