In April 2021, the library of the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism was opened. It was created under the patronage (by order) of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan А. A. Abdukhakimov and with the direct participation of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS).
The Secretariat of IICAS addressed partner institutions and embassies of Member States with an invitation to support the initiative by handing over books on architecture, archeology, history and tourism to the emerging library. Thanks to the broad response, more than two thousand books were delivered to Samarkand. Those included publications produced by IICAS over the years of its work. The library was created to address the needs of contemporary readers. The library contains is a hall of electronic resources, a central hall, an international hall, a national hall, a hall for rare books, as well as a "Brainstorming-room" where students can hold meetings. In addition, the library is available to residents of Samarkand.
The Secretariat of IICAS expresses its gratitude to all the institutions, which made their best effort to assemble this wonderful collection of books in Samarkand.
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Embassy of the Republic of India
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Kyzylorda State University named after Korkyt Ata
Institute of Archeology named after A. Kh. Margulan
Archaeological Expertise LLP.
Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography named after A. Donish.
Scientific restoration laboratory "Island of Crimea".
Institute of Archeology named after O. H. Khalikov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Kazakh Research Institute of Culture.
National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.
Institute of Oriental Studies named after academician Ziya Buniyatov.
The State Hermitage Museum.
Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations.
Institute of Cultural Properties in Hanyang University.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Centre For Indian Culture.
Turkish Deputy Minister of Culture & Tourism, Dr. Serdar Çam.
Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO (APCEIU).