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Namsan Library (남산도서관)

  • Namsan Library (남산도서관)

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Address
109, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 용산구 소월로 109 (후암동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-754-7338
Operating Hours
[General Library]
March-October: Weekdays 07:00-23:00 / Weekends 07:00-22:00
November-February: Weekdays 08:00-23:00 / Weekends 08:00-22:00

* Please visit the official website for more details.
Closed
1st and 3rd Monday of every month
National Holidays
Temporary holidays (designated by the library)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Namsan Library opened as Kyeongseong Prefectural Library in 1922 as a public library in Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. The library was moved to the current site in 1964 with a newly built building and its name changed to Namsan Library in 1965. The building constructed with reinforced concrete in 1964 was designed by architect Lee Haeseong. It was designated as Seoul Future Heritage in 2013, credited for its preservation value. It is comprised of 19 various material rooms and educational areas including Humanity and Social Science Hall, Nature Science Hall, Language and Literature Hall, Electronic Information Room and other rooms. Since opening, the library has collected nearly 500,000 books, 16,000 non-book materials, 700 continuing resources, and other special materials like old books, oriental books (including Japanese books), and more. Namsan Library also operates a reading treatment program as a special business, extending the library’s working field. The program includes remodeling of reading consultation room, training for people in charge of reading treatment, workshops, programs for individuals and groups and others. Also, various exhibitions, lectures, shows, cultural classes and other events are available all year long to enhance lifelong education.

    Structure Size
    Land area 13,316㎡
    Building area 9,329.37㎡

    Maximum Occupancy
    1,397 seats

    Collections Status
    As of April 30, 2017:
    * Books: 501,968 total
    (Philosophy, religion, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, science, art, language, literature, history)
    * Periodical publications: 739 total (Newspapers, magazines)
    * Miscellaneous: 16,052 total (Cassette tapes, video tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.)

    Main Facilities
    [1F] Director's office, administrative office, information material team, showroom, reception desk, book return desk, cafes, restaurants, shops
    [2F] Periodical publication room, electronic information, Moving Library , audio-visual room, lounge, Employment Information Corner, Seminar Room 2
    [3F] Language and literature room, Seminar Room 1, Namsan Library history room, international data section, lockers
    [4F] Nature and science, humanities and social science, textbook section, old documents exhibition room
    [5F] Reading rooms 1 and 2, reading counseling center, Literature Education Center

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Elevator, wheelchair rental, designated parking spaces, designated restrooms

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Homepage
    nslib.sen.go.kr (Korean only)

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