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Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)

  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  • Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)

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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]
(Weekdays) 09:00-22:00 / (Weekends) 09:00-17:00

[Multi-languages,Periodicals Room/Digital Information Room/Teenagers' Hall]
(Weekdays) Mar-Oct 09:00-20:00 / Nov-Feb 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

[Autonomy Room]
(Weekdays) Mar-Oct 07:00-23:00 / Nov-Feb 08:00-23:00
(Weekends) Mar-Oct 07:00-22:00 / Nov-Feb 08:00-22:00
The first and third Wednesday of every month, Temporary closed day, Official holidays except for Sundays
  • Information
    The 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: Multi-languages and Periodicals Room, Language Majors and Genealogy Room, Forest of Future
    - 2F: Humanities and Social & Natural Science Room
    - 3F: Digital Archives, Computer Room, Seminar Rooms, and Cultural Classroom No.3 and No.4

    * Building No.3
    - 1F: Books and Archives, Lounge, and Information Center
    - 2F: Autonomy Study Room No.1 and No. 2
    - 3F: Autonomy Study Room No.3 and Library

    * Fees will be charged or borrowing privileges revoked if books are not returned by their due date.

    Admission / Participation Fees

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

    Parking Fee
    - Free for first 40 minutes (Only applicable for single-entry per day).
    - 190 won charged for every 5 minutes exceeded. * Discounts: People with disabilities (Proof of official sticker on the car), Men of national merit (80%) and small cars (50%)

    Homepage (Korean, English)

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