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The American Center

General Information

Notice: The American Center is closed to the public from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Friday, April 18.  Events still happen as scheduled.

The American Center, sponsored by 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.

Information Resources

Books:  About 4,000 book titles on a variety of subjects for adults, young adults, and children.

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.

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.

Book Circulation

Register with us and you can check out most of our 4,000 book titles and periodicals, except the test preparation materials.  CD/DVDs are for onsite use only.  Click here for the online catalog.

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 – 5:30;
Tues – Fri  8:30 – 12:00, 1:00 – 5:30
Closed on weekends, American and Vietnamese holidays.

Online Forms


  • The Rules of the American Center

American Center's External Sites

Learning Resources