American Center

The American Center is part of the Public Affairs Section and is the U.S. Embassy’s public library and outreach center. We have books, films and documentaries, magazines and research databases – all about the United States.

Note: A form of valid government-issued photo identification (Passport, Driver’s Permit or National Identification Card) is needed to enter the American Center located in the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh.

Get a Membership Card

To visit the American Center, reservation or membership card is not needed. However, if you want to check out books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs, you are required to register for a membership card by completing a Registration Form (DOC: 32 KB) with a copy of ID and photo attached, and send to AmericanCenterKH@state.gov. American Center membership is free.

  • February 04, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | American Like Me/American Like You: Celebrating Lunar New Year | Speaker: Jamie Waters, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • February 05 – 07, 2020| American Center will be closed.
  • February 12, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Career Development Club: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence as a Personal and Professional Soft Skill | Speaker: Jamie Waters, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • February 12, 2020 | 2:30 – 3:30 PM | Career Development Club: Career Readiness| Speaker: Christopher Prosa, Workforce Consultant, Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Job Service Missoula
  • February 13, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM| Cultural Spotlight: Roses are Red, Chocolate & Greeting Cards: The History of Valentine’s Day in the U.S | Speaker: Jamie Waters and Eve Jones, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • February 14, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM| Cultural Spotlight: The Super Bowl | Speaker: Eve Jones, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • February 17, 2020 | American Center will be closed in observance of President’s Day.
  • February 19, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | EducationUSA Presentation: Time Management for Students | Speaker: Jamie Waters, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • February 20, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Black History Month Session: History of African American Heritage Month and some Notable Figure in American History |Speaker: Nansie Ike, Program Specialist at the U.S. Embassy
  • February 21, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Black History Month Spotlight/ English Club: Social Justice through Music | Speaker: Linnette Franco, Cultural Affairs Officer
  • February 21, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | EducationUSA Presentation: 2+2 Program and Admissions Preparation | Speaker: Eng Po, EducationUSA Advisor
  • February 26, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Career Development Club: How to be a leader in your family, school, community | Speaker: Jamie Waters, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • February 27, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Cultural Spotlight: President’s Day and the Evolution of the U.S. Presidency | Speaker: Eve Jones, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
  • February 28, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Black History Month Film Screening and Discussion of “Soul Food Junkies” | Speaker:  Nansie Ike, Program Specialist at the U.S. Embassy

Past Events:

Monday – Friday (Except public holidays)
08:30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
13:30 p.m. – 16:30 p.m.

Holiday Calendar 2020

  • New Year’s Day
    Wednesday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Day
    Monday, January 20
  • Presidents’ Day
    Monday, February 17
  • Khmer New Year’s Day
    Monday, April 13
  • Khmer New Year’s Day
    Tuesday, April 14
  • Khmer New Year’s Day
    Wednesday, April 15
  • Visak Bochea Day (Buddha’s Birthday)
    Wednesday, May 06
  • Royal Birthday of His Majesty King NORODOM SIHAMONI
    Thursday, May 14
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 25
  • Independence Day
    Friday, July 03
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 07
  • Pchum Ben Ceremony
    Wednesday, September 16
  • Pchum Ben Ceremony
    Thursday, September 17
  • Pchum Ben Ceremony
    Friday, September 18
  • Columbus Day 
    Monday, October 12
  • Water Festival
    Friday, October 30
  • Independence Day
    Monday, November 09
  • Veterans Day 
    Monday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day 
    Thursday, November 26
  • Christmas Day
    Wednesday, December 25
  • Want to renew an item?
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  • Want to arrange a visit to the American Center?
  • Want to arrange a presentation for your group?

Contact us at:
Phone:
023 728 274
023 728 256

Email:
AmericanCenterKH@state.gov

Note: The American Center does not answer queries about visas to the United States or about other consular matters. For consular information, please check the Consular pages of our website.