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The American Center

General Information

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Notice of Closure: The American Center is closed from 8th to 12th February for Lunar New Year Festival, and on 15th February in observance of Presidents' Day holiday.

The American Center, part of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, is a one-stop source of up-to-date information about all aspects of the United States, its people, and its policies.

The American Center is open to the general public free of charge and welcomes visits by government officials, academics, journalists, students, and others interested in information about the United States.

Online Forms

Information Resources

Books:  About 4,000 book titles on a variety of subjects for adults, young adults, and children.  Click here for the online catalog.

Periodicals:  A small collection of magazines and journals in hardcopies.

Audios/Videos: 500 CD/DVDs on a wide range of fields such as English language teaching, documentaries, movies, TV series, soft skills training. CD/DVDs are for onsite use only.

Digital Library:  eLibaryUSA provides you access to a wide range of online databases from your own computer. You can view millions of publications, scholarly journals, e-books, audio, video, and other multimedia content. Please register with us to use eLibraryUSA.

Reference:  AC staff can assist in your research project on the U.S., its people and its policies with information from online commercial databases, news agencies and wire services from around the world.

Events for the Public

Speaker programs, trainings, clubs practicing American English, debate and book discussion, film shows, exhibitions and music performance are often organized for the general public free of charge.  Events are announced on the website.

Field Trip

The American Center welcomes groups of teachers, students, pupils or researchers to visit the AC. Please contact us well in advance and send us the list of participants so we can organize a special program for the group. The activities during the field trip may include games, movies, quiz show, and /or discussions with guest speakers who are native English speakers.

Book Circulation

Please register with us to be able to check out most of our 4,000 books and periodicals (except for the test preparation materials).  Click here for the online catalog.
If you have registered before March 15, 2014, you will have to re-register, as the information submitted before March 15 is not compatible with the new online system. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.

Multimedia Facilities

  • 10 computers (PCs and MACs) with Internet access
  • 16 iPads
  • 12 portable DVD players
  • CNN News channel with high-end wireless headphones

Stay Connected

Visit us at 1st Floor, Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi (a photo ID card is required for entry).

Need help or have questions?

Hours of Operation

Mon 1:00 – 5:00;
Tues – Fri  8:00 – 5:00
Closed on weekends, American and Vietnamese holidays.

Online Forms


  • The Do's and Dont's at the American Center.
  • Video Clip: American Center Hanoi, from A to Z

American Center's External Sites

Learning Resources