American Spaces

The Corners are small, American-style libraries created to help increase mutual understanding between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United States by making available information about America in a variety of formats.

Currently, there are ten American Corners throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Doboj, Zenica, Tuzla, Bihac, Mostar, Trebinje, Brcko and Bijeljina.

The goal of American Corners is to broaden the range of information of the United States, it’s history, science, culture, people, legislative, political system, commerce… and to address a wide range of people, specialists and lay persons alike, who have an interest about given problems and their search for information about the United States.

All Corners in Bosnia and Herzegovina are built upon the core concept of local partnership. Sponsored jointly by the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo and a local host institution, public library or cultural center, the American Corners promote mutual understanding between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United States, and reinforce intercultural exchange and friendship between our peoples.

All American Corners have a professional bilingual librarian trained to help you find information about the United States. These friendly, easily-accessible places offer the following services:

  • free membership
  • access to over 2,500 English language books, magazines and newspapers
  • access to computers and internet
  • access to the latest technology (Ipads, E-readers, Digital Video Conferencing)
  • exam preparation kits (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT)
  • U.S. Government reports and other publications

The Corners invite you to come and participate in many wonderful programs and events, including:

  • Presentations, workshops, lectures by distinguished Americans
  • Exhibits and paper shows
  • English Teachers’ Corner
  • English Language Hour (Conversation Hour, discussiongroups, Debate Club)
  • Children’s Corner (workshops, story-telling, contests, play-hour)
  • Book clubs
  • Feature film projections
  • Educational Advising Center’s presentations
  • International Education Week
  • Spelling Bee regional competitions

American Corner Banja Luka

Host institution: National Library of Republic Srpska
Kralja Petra I Karadjordjevica 115, 78000 Banja Luka
Telephone: 051-963-777

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American Corner Bihac

Host institution: National and University Library
Trg Marsala Tita 8, 77000 Bihac
Telephone: 037-222-599

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American Corner Bijeljina

Host institution: Library “Filip Višnjić”
Address: Trg Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića, 76300 Bijeljina
Contact phone: 066 230 307

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American Corner Brcko

Host Institution: Library of Brcko District BiH
Bulevar Mira bb, 76000 Brcko
Telephone: 049-212-709

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American Corner Doboj

Host institution: Americki kulturni centar Doboj
Vidovdanska 3/I, 74000 Doboj
Telephone: 053-202-292

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American Corner Mostar

Host Institution: Gymnasium
Spanski trg 1, 88000 Mostar
Telephone: 036-310-919

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American Corner Sarajevo

Radiceva 7, 71000 Sarajevo
Host institution: Sarajevo Library
Radiceva 7, 71000 Sarajevo
Telephone: 033-216-741

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American Corner Trebinje

Host institution: Public Library Trebinje
Njegoseva bb 89101 Trebinje
Telephone: 059-271-920

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American Corner Tuzla

Host Institution: National and University Library “Dervis Susic”
Mihajla i Zivka Crnogorcevica 7, 75000 Tuzla
Telephone: 035-252-644

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American Corner Zenica

Host institution: Public Library Zenica
Skolska 6, 72000 Zenica
Telephone: 032-401-971

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