National Library of Korea

(National Library of Korea)
Established 1945 (1945)
Location Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Branches 2
Size 10,300,000
Legal deposit Library Act, art. 20
Access and use
Circulation library does not publicly circulate
Population served all citizen (age over 16)
Other information
Director Lim Wonsun, Chief Executive
Korean name
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

Exterior of National Library of Korea

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.

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Coordinates: 37°29′51.14″N 127°0′11.74″E / 37.4975389°N 127.0032611°E / 37.4975389; 127.0032611

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