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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)

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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

The first and third Wednesday of every month,& 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, Language Lab, and Cafeteria

    - 2F: Circulation Room, Cultural Promotion Support Section, Archives Section, Management Division, Director's Office, and School Library Support Division

    - 3F: Cultural Classroom No.1 and No.2, Jeongdok Gallery, Conference Room, Audio-Visual Room, Sangrok Foundation, and Samrak Association


    * Building No.2

    - 1F: Dissertation and Periodicals, Genealogy Room, and Children’s Reading Room

    - 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: Reading Room No.3 and No.4

    - 3F: Reading Room No.1 and No.2

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

    Homepage (Korean, English)

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