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American Center Ho Chi Minh City – Library
Membership, Events, and More


Reference Books and English Learning Materials: The AC has a wide variety of books and CD/DVDs about the United States, English learning resources, U.S. education references, and standardized test prep materials for students and young professionals for circulation.  Please visit American Center’s online catalog to search for the materials available at our library.

Periodicals: We offer a small collection of magazines and journals at the AC for reference. We also invite you to read Apple News on our iPads.


Membership Program

Please register with us to check out our circulated books and periodicals, receive our latest program updates and proceed faster program check-in onsite.  Registering for membership is simple, easy, and free of charge.

You can register in person with your government-issued ID or passport at the American Center, your library card will be created within 30 minutes at the registration desk.


Students Briefing

The American Center welcomes group of teachers, college and high school students, or researchers to visit our space. Please contact us at least one month in advance with your requests to achcmc@state.gov. If we can accommodate the group, we will request you to send us in advance the list of participants for our security and check-in process.


Public Events

The American Center often organizes programs for the general public free of charge (government-issued ID or passport is required for entry). American Center’s programs include film screenings, U.S. speaker programs, discussions, workshops, clubs, exhibitions, fairs, English learning workshops, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), exchange and scholarship information sessions, and digital video conferences. Public events are updated on our Facebook page.



The American Center’s Makerspace is a community area where you can create things, invent, and meet other people with similar interests in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as long as you’ve registered for membership. Library patrons ages 15 and up can get access to free Makerspace activities, including 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, LEGO Mindstorms, basic coding kits, and more! We also regularly host a variety of STEM programs that help you learn basic STEM concepts.

If you are not an American Center member, please register for membership at our library reception desk. Come, check it out and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to receive the most updated Makerspace events.



The American Center hosts EducationUSA Advising Center which provides accurate, comprehensive, objective and current information on a full range of accredited schools in the U.S. Our EducationUSA Advisors help students determine the necessary steps to apply to college, find information about financial aid opportunities and select the school which matches students’ goals and interests. For more information about EducationUSA services, please click here.



We regularly recruit college and university students to join our dynamic team.  You can check here to see the current vacancy announcements.



Are you interested in partnering with the American Center? Here are some ways that you can get involved.


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