American Corner at Carnegie Library of Curepipe

The American Corner Curepipe was inaugurated on September 8, 2010 by U.S. Ambassador Mary Jo Wills, Local Government Minister Hervé Aimée and Curepipe Mayor Coomara Pyaneeandee.

The American Corner currently has about 1500 books for children and adults on American literature, history, government, environment, politics and a wide range of subjects by American authors. Fiction as well as reference materials  ( SAT, TOEFL,GMAT etc.) and audiobooks are also available at the American Corner.  Additionally, there are two computer terminals donated by the U.S. Embassy.  The American Corner also has 15 varieties of popular U.S. magazines and activates to practice English.  The American Corner is replenished and serviced by the U.S. Embassy.

Various workshops in different fields are organized throughout the year.  This has included an English Conversation Club, movie screenings, and conversations with American diplomats and U.S. Embassy exchange program participants.   The EducationUSAAdvisor conducts regular advising sessions and also meets with students and parents individually.

Membership to the American Corner is free and available to the general public.

You can download the membership form here (DOCX 61 KB)

For more information, please visit the Corner on the 1st Floor of the Carnegie Library in Curepipe or send an email to

Opening hours are from 10.00 to 12.00 hrs and 14.00 to 16.00 hrs. Monday to Friday.

The American Corners Program is an initiative launched and sponsored by the United States Department of State. American Corners are typically hosted in libraries, schools, universities and other partner institutions worldwide and provide programs that help build understanding about the United States, its people and its policies.