American Center

Notice: The American Center (Library) is open to the public. Visit the Center and take advantage of the numerous resources available. Do come along with a valid photo ID. Please note that electronic devices are not permitted. Questions can be directed to

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 Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., except on U.S. and Ghanaian official holidays. Queries are accepted by telephone (+233 [0] 30 274 1919), e-mail (, 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 for more information pertaining to U.S. visas.

Contact Information
Phone number: +233 [0] 30 274 1919

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.