National Library of Korea
|Location||Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|Legal deposit||Library Act, art. 20|
|Access and use|
|Circulation||library does not publicly circulate|
|Population served||all citizen (age over 16)|
|Director||Lim Wonsun, Chief Executive|
|Revised Romanization||Gungnip Jungang Doseogwan|
|McCune–Reischauer||Kungnip Chung'ang Tosŏgwan|
The National Library of Korea is located in Seoul, South Korea and was established in 1945. It houses over 10 million volumes, including over 1,134,000 foreign books and some of the National Treasures of South Korea.
It was relocated within Seoul, from Sogong-dong, Jung-gu to Namsan-dong in 1974, and again to the present location at Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, in 1988. It was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Culture in 1991.
Public transport connection
The library is served by Seoul Subway Lines 3, 7 and 9 which all connect at Express Bus terminal Station. Take exit 5 from Express Bus Terminal subway station off of line 7. Right at the top of exit 5 turn left and go through the crosswalk. Continue in that direction along the street walking South, past the National Digital Library of Korea. The National Library of Korea is behind this.
The library is also served by Seoul Subway Line 2, Seocho Station, Exit 6. Walk north from the exit; the library will be on your left.
- National Digital Library of Korea
- National Library for Children and Young Adults
- Information Center on North Korea
- The National Library for Individuals with Disabilities
- National Assembly Library of Korea
- List of national and state libraries
- Official website (English)
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