What is the ACCA?
The American Cultural Center (ACCA) is a cultural and information resource center located at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers. Its mission is to provide authoritative, up-to-date information to the Algerian audience on U.S. policy, and to promote public awareness, and facilitate mutual understanding of political, economic, trade, cultural and environmental issues.
What is available at the ACCA?
Visitors to the ACCA have access to over 3000 fiction and non-fiction books, including specialized reference publications, encyclopedias, and directories. The ACCA also provides access to electronic books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. All ACCA visitors have access to computer stations with free internet access. The ACCA also periodically hosts special events such as speakers, book discussions, movies, and English language conversation groups.
Where is the ACCA?
The ACCA is located at the U.S. Embassy Algiers, at 04 Chemin Bachir El Ibrahimi in El Biar.
When is the ACCA open?
The ACCA is open Sunday–Wednesday from 09:00-15:00. The ACCA is closed on local and American holidays.
How can I visit?
A government-issued ID is required for entry. ACCA members do not need to give advance notice before visiting the ACCA but do still need to bring a government-issued ID for entry. Please contact Algiers_ACCA@state.gov with questions.
How much does it cost to become a member?
Membership is free!
Am I able to borrow books and other materials from the ACCA?
ACCA members may borrow books for a period of two weeks.
How can I become an ACCA member?
Membership is open to anyone 18 and over. Membership applications may be filled out at the ACCA when you visit. Please bring 2 small ID-size photos, a certificate of residency, and a stamped copy of an official ID card (national ID card, driver’s license, or passport). The term of membership is two years. Members in good standing may renew their membership at the end of the membership term. Please note that we can only accept new membership applications on Sundays and Mondays between 9:00 and 12:00. Membership is not required to enter the ACCA or to participate in programming.
What is the ACCA?