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The American Library.


Since the system change in Hungary the interest in the American Library, maintained by the United States Information Service, has considerably increased. The American Library's holdings (at present 10,000 volumes) include, besides books on the foreign and internal politics, the economic and social life of the US, mostly books on economics and business management. The Library aims at assisting the realization of economic reforms and the development of the independent press in Hungary. In co-operation with the Soros Foundation the Library established a network of counselling centres on studying in the USA, in some large libraries in Budapest and in the country. These centres are also organizing proficiency examinations in English. The American Library's equipment complies with the most up-to-date requirements. The Library will soon move to the House of American Commerce and Culture, which is now under construction. (pp. 390-392)

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