American Center

On April 12, 2021 American Center reopened by appointment only.

Monthly calendar of American Center activities and presentations can be downloaded here: American Center Monthly Calendar (March 2024, PDF 1 MB).

The American Center, part of the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, is a public library, Internet center, and meeting place for English-language instruction and speaker programs. The American Center seeks to expand information available about the United States and U.S. government policies in Turkmenistan, as well as the American people, culture, and values. Anyone in Turkmenistan is welcome to visit during operating hours.

Prior appointment is no longer required to visit the American Center. Visitors can pick any of the time slots starting at 9:30, 11:30, 14:30, 16:30 and 18:30 Monday-Friday and slots starting 10:00, 13:30 and 15:30 on Saturdays. Please reserve your seat in the presentations here: bit.ly/ac-attend. The American Center is closed on the national holidays of Turkmenistan and the United States.

American Center patrons are often interested in using our electronic resources, such as our learning stations, or in accessing the Internet via Wi-Fi. Patrons may also use iPads, which are pre-loaded with books, podcasts, English-language learning games, STEM learning, and other materials. The American Center also has a substantial collection of American movies in English and Russian, and patrons are welcome to watch individual movies at the Center or attend weekly screenings. The American Center maintains a collection of almost 9,000 books, including reference works, fiction, and non-fiction, and subscribes to about 30 leading American print periodicals (PDF 125KB).

Currently American Center offers an eLibrary, powered by Overdrive. The eLibrary offers a variety of ebooks, audiobooks, and electronic editions of popular U.S. magazines. Those who have library cards can activate their account by visiting the American Center and start downloading instantly. If you do not have a card, please bring an ID or a copy, to get one. Please arrange your visit by making an appointment (see above). The eLibrary is evolving, we be adding new materials every month. Learn more about the American Center’s eLibrary here and visit our catalog.

A dedicated American Center staff member is available to assist visitors in locating source materials for research projects, and to provide individual or group tutorials on accessing specific information on the Internet.

The American Center is well known in the community for its regular English-language activities, such as conversation groups with native speakers, workshops with visiting specialists, and regular presentations by Americans on U.S. life and culture.

Contact Us
American Center, 3rd floor, Business Center,
70 Andalyp (1958) köçesi
Telephone: (+99312) 473503 ext. 227
Fax: (+99312) 473529
Email: AmericanCenterAshgabat@state.gov