American Reference Center

The American Reference Center (ARC) offers advanced research services about legislative developments, foreign and domestic policy, and social, economic, and political issues.

ARC reference collection is non-circulating. The collection consists of about 300 volumes, including encyclopedias, handbooks, yearbooks, directories. It covers fields such as Government and Politics, Economics, Media and American Studies.

ARC is also active in supporting three InfoUSA centers (American Corners) located in public-access libraries in Košice, Banská Bystrica and Bratislava. These three centers provide accurate and up-to-date information about cultural, educational and economic life in the United States and serve as focal points for Slovak-American programs in Slovakia.

If you need quick reference assistance and do not find the information you need on our web pages, you can send email with information requests to or call the ARC Monday – Friday, 9:00-17:00 at 02/59223312.