They are currently two American Corners in Cameroon: one located at the University of Buea in the South-West province and one in Garoua in the North province.
American Corners are partnerships between the Public Affairs sections of U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé and the above host institutions. They provide access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book collections, the Internet, and through local programming to the general public. Sponsored jointly by the Yaounde U.S. Embassy and the host organization, an American Corner serves as an information outpost similar to a public library reference service. The multi-media, book and periodical collections are open and accessible. Associated reading or meeting rooms are made available to host program events and activities (i.e. author readings, films, speaker programs, workshops, films, meetings, and exhibits).
The fundamental function of the American Corners is to make information about the U.S. available to the Cameroonian public at large. The book collections include reference titles, works of fiction, business and government publications. Some of the American Corners also provide access to U.S. information through supervised Internet access, audio and video products, CDs, and CD-ROMS. Host institution personnel staff the Corners. Access to American Corner collection is free and open to all interested citizens. Local staff are fluent in English and French, and demonstrate programming skills.
Specific information on, and activities of each of the American corners are available from the following links: