American Corners are partnerships between the Public Affairs sections of U.S. Embassies and host institutions. There are over 400 American Corners all over the world. They provide access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book collections, the Internet, and through a variety of events such as public readings, films, speaker programs, workshops, meetings, and exhibits. An American Corner serves as an information outpost similar to a public library reference service. The multi-media, book and periodical collections are open and accessible. Associated reading or meeting rooms are made available to host program events and activities. In Poland there are six American Corners located in Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Łódź, Radom and Wrocław.