American Center

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.

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 and Kindles, which are pre-loaded with hundreds of books, podcasts, English-language learning games, and other materials. The American Center has a substantial collection of American movies in English and Russian, and patrons are welcome to watch individual movies 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 over 60 leading American periodicals.

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 (October 2018, PDF 613 KB; please save paper, while printing this calendar, choose print as booklet/double-sided).

The American Center is open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00-20:00 and on Saturdays 9:00-18:00. The American Center is closed for lunch between 13:00-14:00 Monday through Friday and 12:00-13:00 on Saturdays, as well as on the national holidays of Turkmenistan and the United States.

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