American Center

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

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.

Currently the American Center is open by appointment only. 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. At the moment, the length of stay and number of visitors per time slot are limited. Please visit our appointment scheduling website bit.ly/ac-visit and follow these simple steps (PDF 370 KB) to complete your online appointments. Certain programs will admit limited number of participants in-person. Please reserve your seat in the presentation 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 40 leading American print periodicals (PDF 266 KB).

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. An extensive monthly calendar of American Center activities and presentations can be downloaded here: American Center Monthly Calendar (December 2021, PDF 859KB).

NEW! Please find the American Spaces Turkmenistan, Joint Monthly Calendar of American Center and Corners for Virtual Programs in November 2021 program here! (PDF 177 KB)

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