American Center

The American Center is the hub for U.S. Embassy Bamako’s outreach programs. The American Center maintains a reference library, offers cultural and educational programs, and coordinates the Embassy’s American Corners.

The American Center works to meet the needs of students, government officials, journalists, researchers, academics, and others.

Our resources include:

  • Computer Lab with 8 computers for Internet and word processing use;
  • Reading Room with more than 3,500 books and 40 magazine titles for readers of all ages;
  • Research Assistance with access to electric journals and librarian support;
  • Audiovisual Resources with a large screen TV and also individual viewing stations to enjoy hundreds of movies and documentaries on DVDs;
  • Weekly Events, including Monday Conversation Tables at 3 p.m. and Thursday Movie Days at 2 p.m. each Thursday;
  • Special Programs that support education, arts and culture; and
  • Exhibits and displays: A selection of paper shows focused on U.S. themes are available for loan to institutions. The IRC would be happy to support your program. Please check with the IRC for a complete list of paper shows.

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