Information Resource Center

Notice: Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with the Government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus, the American Center (Library) and EducationUSA Advising Center in the U.S. Embassy, Accra, the American Corner in Agbogba are temporarily closing to the public beginning March 16, 2020. During this period, the public will not be able to access the library and all scheduled programs inside American Spaces and EducationUSA Advising Center will be cancelled. All EducationUSA Advising activities in Kumasi are cancelled, however the testing center remains open. The health of our visitors is our top priority. These temporary closures are precautionary and not in response to any known or suspected coronavirus exposure at any of our facilities. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Questions can be directed to ircaccra@state.gov and edusainaccra@state.gov.

American Center

The American Center is located inside the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana and is a welcoming environment where visitors can connect and learn about the United States through events and lectures, as well as through books, movies, and magazines.

The American Center provides Ghanaians with timely, accurate information on the United States, facilitates English language learning through access to speakers and resources, promotes higher education study in the United States, supports continuing engagement with U.S. Government exchange alumni, and increases mutual understanding through cultural programs.

Staffed with trained information specialists, the Center houses a wide collection of books, periodicals, and videos. In addition to these resources, the American Center also offers desktop computer stations and online access to eLibraryUSA, a digital collection of trusted information resources with quality newspapers, magazines, journals, books, dissertations, and award-winning films and videos.  Whether you are interested in an article about U.S. politics, wish to consult a bibliography of American literature, or plan a trip to the United States, we stand ready to assist you.

The American Center also offers regular programs and activities on topics such as entrepreneurship, combatting gender-based violence, STEM, and English language learning and teaching.  Please consider joining us for our next event!

The American Center is open to the public Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., except on U.S. and Ghanaian official holidays. Queries are accepted by telephone (+233 [0] 30 274 1919), e-mail (ircaccra@state.gov), or in person during working hours. A government-issued ID is required to visit the American Center.

American Center staff do not answer questions related to U.S. visa issues. Please consult visit https://gh.usembassy.gov/visas/ for more information pertaining to U.S. visas.

Contact Information
E-mail: ircaccra@state.gov
Phone number: +233 [0] 30 274 1919

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.