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Jeongdok Library (서울특별시교육청 정독도서관)

  • Jeongdok Library (서울특별시교육청 정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (서울특별시교육청 정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (서울특별시교육청 정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (서울특별시교육청 정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (서울특별시교육청 정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (서울특별시교육청 정독도서관)
* Partial opening from April 27, 2020 until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19
48, Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 북촌로5길 48 (화동)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2011-5799
Operating Hours
[Arts & Social Sciences Room]

[Language Room, Genealogy Room, Foreign Languages, Periodicals Room/Digital Information Room/Teenagers' Hall]
Weekdays March-October 09:00-20:00 / November-February 09:00-19:00
Weekends 09:00-17:00

[Children's Room / Seoul Museum of Education]
Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Weekends 09:00-17:00

[Autonomous Study Room]
Weekdays March-October 07:00-23:00 / November-February 08:00-23:00
Weekends March-October 07:00-22:00 / November-February 08:00-22:00
The first and third Wednesday of every month, public holidays excluding Sundays, temporarily closed days designated by library
  • Information
    Jeongdok Library opened in January 1977 on the former site of the Gyeonggi High School in Bukchon, Jongno-gu, Seoul. As a public city library, it boasts over half a million books and 16,300 reference materials. The Seoul Education Museum in the library houses a collection of 12,000 reference materials.

    In addition to basic library functions (lending books and offering archives and reading rooms to the public), the library runs various cultural programs such as monthly lectures by invited authors, photo exhibitions, reading seminars, and music/dance performances. The library also hosts educational events on economy, science, and society and shows three movies in the Audio-Visual Room on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday of every week. Through its vast collection of materials and its program of cultural events, the library hopes to enrich the lives of Seoul citizens by providing them with the latest information and a diversity of learning opportunities.

    Structure Size
    Land: 36,470㎡
    Buildings: 13,247㎡ (3 buildings)

    Exhibition Hall Information
    [Building No. 1]
    - 1F: Computer Room, Children's Room, Teenagers' Hall, Convenience Store and Cafeteria
    - 2F: Circulation Room, Cultural Promotion Support Section, Archives Section, Administrative Support Center, Director's Office
    - 3F: Cultural Classroom No.1 and No.2, Forest of Wisdom, Audio-Visual Room

    [Building No. 2]
    - 1F: Foreign Languages and Periodicals Room, Language Majors and Genealogy Room, Forest of the Future
    - 2F: Humanities and Social & Natural Science Room
    - 3F: Digital Archives, Computer Room, Seminar Rooms
    - 4F: Cultural Classroom No.3 (yoga, taekwondo)

    [Building No. 3]
    - 1F: Books and Archives, Lounge, and Information Center
    - 2F: Autonomous Study Room No.1 and No. 2
    - 3F: Autonomous Study Room No.3 and Library

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Lockers, lost & found, convenience store, cafeteria, smoking room, etc.


    Admission / Participation Fees

    Parking Facilities
    Available (44 parking spaces)
    * No parking available for large buses (capacity: 25 passengers or above)

    Parking Fee
    Free for first 60 minutes (Only applicable for single-entry per day).
    - 190 won charged for each additional 5 minutes
    * Discounts: compact cars (50%)
    * Operating hours: 07:00-22:30

    Homepage (Korean, English)

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