AIYSAmerican Institute for Yemeni Studies
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Back in Sana'a, AIYS has settled quite comfortably into its new home.
Additionally, the building boasts a series of gardens that are still in their beginning stages but are intended to grow as AIYS does over the coming years.
Previous buildings that AIYS rented in Sana'a weren't big enough for the institute's or visiting scholars' needs.
This created an organizational problem that took more than a year to overcome, as AIYS had many more books than was suspected.
AIYS' new building offers ample research and study space for visitors and residents alike.
Anything published on or about Yemen has been slowly gathered by AIYS for decades, offering an eclectic collection for the curious visitor.
In addition, AIYS has rare maps of Yemen made by the Soviets as well as declassified British documents on their activities in Yemen over the years.
AIYS is also developing a list of other libraries in and around Sana'a available for public use if a researcher is looking for a book that is not found in the institute's library.
This is because the original intention of AIYS was to be a center for Yemeni studies -- not American studies.