American Spaces

American Spaces

 

American Spaces exemplify the U.S. commitment to a core tenet of democracy: the citizen’s right to free access to information. Hosting millions of visitors each year, American Spaces support the foundation of public diplomacy by creating a place for in-person engagement with foreign audiences.

With over 700 Spaces in 152 countries worldwide, American Spaces provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect and learn about the United States through books, magazines, websites, and programs. Hosted in embassies, schools, libraries, and other partner institutions worldwide, American Spaces are platforms for providing information and engagement through activities, such as;

  • Educational advising for those who want to study in the U.S.,
  • Workshops on a range of topics from career skills to English language learning,
  • Classes and clubs introducing new technologies, 21st century digital skills, and academic resources,
  • Films, discussions, and lectures on entrepreneurship, leadership, climate change, international affairs, and much more.

American Spaces in South Africa

U.S. Mission South Africa has nine American Spaces located throughout the country:

Location/Partner: Central Library, Old Drill Hall, Cnr. Parade & Darling St., Cape Town
Hours:  Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00; Saturday 09:00 – 16:00
Phone: 021 444 0209/12
Email: americancornercapetown@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page to see a schedule of upcoming activities.

Location/Partner: Mangaung Public Library, 18921 Moshoeshoe Road, Mangaung, Bloemfontein
Hours:  Monday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00; Every alternate Saturday 08:30 – 12:00
Phone: 051 435 3710
Email: bloemfontein.ac@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page to see a schedule of upcoming activities.

Location/Partner: Bessie Head Library, Msunduzi Municipality, 260 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 -16:30; Saturday 8:30 – 12:30
Phone: 033 392 2683
Email: acpietermaritzburg@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page to see a schedule of upcoming activities.

Location/Partner: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Bird Street Campus, Central, Port Elizabeth
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00 by appointment only
Phone: 041 504 2891
Email: americancornerpe@gmail.com

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Location/Partner: Es’kia Mphahlele Community Library, Sammy Marks Square, Corner of Madiba & Lillian Ngoyi Street
Hours: Monday – Friday 09:30 – 16:30
Phone: 012 358 8957
Email: acpretoria@gmail.com

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Location/Partner: Westonaria Local Municipality, Neptune and Saturn Streets, Westonaria
Hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00
Phone: 011 278 3124
Email: westonaria.ac@gmail.com

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Location/Partner: University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus
Hours: Monday – Friday 13:30 – 17:00
Phone: 012 431 4400
Email: mjrrpretoria@gmail.com

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Location: Ipelegeng Community Centre, 1283 Phera & Dlamini Streets, White City, Jabavu, Soweto
Hours: Monday 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00; Tuesday – Thursday 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00; Friday 09:00 – 12:45
Phone: 011 982 5580
Email: rosaparkslibrary@yahoo.com

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Location: U.S. Consulate General, 1 Sandton Drive (corner Rivonia Road), Sandton
Hours: By appointment only

Monday 14:00 – 17:00; Tuesday – Thursday 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00; Friday 09:00 – 12:30

The Information Resource Center provides free public internet, access to an online virtual library – eLibraryUSA, and a collection of books and reference sources. We welcome requests for information on the United States via e-mail, telephonically or in person, and provide reference and informational services directly to the public.

To visit the Information Resource Center in person, please request an appointment by sending an e-mail with your contact information to ircjohannesburg@state.gov

Phone: 011 290 3000 option 4
Email: ircjohannesburg@state.gov