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Library - Travelogues

To travel is to possess the world...

"One great advantage of possessing the world though travel is that one may enjoy all the satisfactions of possession without the responsibilities of ownership...The only things I own which are still worth what they have cost me are my travel memories, the mind-pictures of places which I have been hoarding like a happy miser for more than half a century...good to know that I have, in my own way, possessed the world". (Burton Holmes, 1953)


Traveling is all about exploring new places, cultures, cuisines, rituals and styles of living. We also travel because learning and creativity, one cannot observe by sitting at home.  

Koç University Libraries, hosting valuable material in their collections, decided to launch a 3 months activities under the theme "Library travelogues".  Current publications, rare material, digital exhibitions, blog posts, podcasts, seminars and talks, format this initiative as an attempt to enhance visibility and attract the attention of a wider audience.

This Libguide includes material from KU libraries' collections but also alternative sources, as a first step to introduce to you this project and help you trace the footsteps of travelers in Anatolia until the 19th century.