IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION: Arriving from the East on “Yunus Emre” Street is currently the best route to the IRC due to heavy construction.   Arriving from the North or South on “Andalyp (Mir)” Street or from the West on “Yunus Emre” Street is currently impossible due to heavy construction.  Visitors should plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of their event, test, or meeting due to likely travel delays.  Visitors may have to use side-streets and should expect to have to walk 5-10 minutes to get to the IRC.

The Information Resource Center (IRC), part of the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, is a public library, public Internet center and meeting place for English-language instruction and Embassy speaker programs. The IRC library has thousands of books, dozens of American periodical subscriptions and many electronic information resources and devices. The IRC’s focus is to make information available to any citizen of Turkmenistan who has an interest in the American people, American culture, the U.S. Government and American values in general. All citizens of Turkmenistan are welcome to visit during normal operating hours.
The IRC is open every day of the week, except Sunday. From Monday through Friday, hours are from 9:00 until 13:00 and from 14:00 until 20:00. On Saturday, hours are from 13:00 until 18:00. The IRC is closed on the national holidays of Turkmenistan and the United States.

Please access most up-to-date information on the IRC on the U.S. Embassy Ashgabat official homepage:

Contact Info:
Location: Public Affairs Section
3rd floor, Business Center
Andalyp street,70
Telephone: (993-12) 47 35 03/06
Fax: (993-12) 47 35 29

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