Osman Library is now open to tourists – American University of Cyprus
The Osman Library is now open to tourists.
In April, the American University of Cyprus in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus established the Osman library which is dedicated to Cyprus culture and history. The library is a repository of information curated during the Osman period. The university has announced that the library is now open to tourists.
The library is located at Kamil Pasha Street 3, Kyrenia. It is located in a mansion with a storied history. The mansion has belonged to the family of the chief mufti of Cyprus for over a century. A member of this family, Mehmet Kamil Pasha, is one of only two Cypriots who ever served at the Ottoman court as a grand vizier.
Valuable and rare books, documents and pieces of art from Osman period of Cyprus which ranges from 1571 till 1869, are curated and stored in the library. The university is committed to seeking out and gathering interesting artifacts. They wish to ensure that the Osman library is a unique and rich source of information for research in the fields of history of arts, architecture and literature.