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: 29 KB) with a copy of ID and photo attached, and send to American Center membership is free.

  • English Club’s Session on Motor City (Friday, April 20, 2018; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • Career Development Club’s Session on Cover Letter Writing Skills (Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.)
  • English Club’s Session on Earth Day (Friday, April 26, 2018; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
  • Film Screening on Film entitled ” Food Evolution” (Monday, April 30, 2018; 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

You can download Program Highlights for April here.

Past Events:

Click here to view more photos of our 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 2018

  • New Year’s Day
    Monday, January 01
  • Martin Luther King Day
    Monday, January 15
  • Presidents’ Day
    Monday, February 19
  • International Women’s Day
    Wednesday, March 08
  • Khmer New Year’s Day
    Friday, April 13
  • Khmer New Year’s Day
    Monday, April 16
  • Royal Birthday of His Majesty NORODOM SIHAMONI
    Monday, May 14
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 28
  • Independence Day
    Tuesday, July 04
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 03
  • Columbus Day
    Monday, October 08
  • Pchum Ben Ceremony
    Tuesday, October 09
  • Pchum Ben Ceremony
    Wednesday, October 10
  • Paris Peace Agreement
    Tuesday, October 23
  • Independence Day
    Friday, November 09
  • Veterans Day
    Monday, November 12
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 22
  • Water Festival
    Friday, November 23
  • International Human Rights Day
    Monday, December 10
  • Christmas Day
    Tuesday, December 25
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  • Want to arrange a visit to the American Center?
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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.