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 American Center membership is free.

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

Holiday Calendar 2019

  • New Year’s Day
    Tuesday, January 01
  • Martin Luther King Day
    Monday, January 21
  • Presidents’ Day
    Monday, February 18
  • International Women’s Day
    Friday, March 08
  • Khmer New Year’s Day
    Monday, April 15
  • Khmer New Year’s Day
    Tuesday, April 16
  • Royal Birthday of His Majesty NORODOM SIHAMONI
    Monday, May 13
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 27
  • Royal Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen-Mother NORODOM MONINEATH SIHANOUK
    Tuesday, June 18
  • Independence Day
    Thursday, July 04
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 02
  • Pchum Ben Ceremony
    Thursday, September 26
  • Pchum Ben Ceremony
    Friday, September 27
  • Columbus Day 
    Monday, October 14
  • Paris Peace Agreement 
    Wednesday, October 23
  • Veterans Day 
    Monday, November 11
  • Water Festival
    Tuesday, November 12
  • Thanksgiving Day 
    Thursday, November 28
  • International Human Rights Day
    Tuesday, December 10
  • Christmas Day
    Wednesday, December 25
  • Want to renew an item?
  • Lost your library card?
  • Need research help?
  • Look for a book?
  • Want to arrange a visit to the American Center?
  • Want to arrange a presentation for your group?

Contact us at:
023 728 274
023 728 256


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.