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Namsan Library (남산도서관)

  • Namsan Library (남산도서관)

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3, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 용산구 소월길 109 (후암동)
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• For more info: +82-2-754-7338
Operating Hours
March - October: 09:00 - 18:00
November - February: 09:00-18:00
* 09:00 - 17:00 on the weekend.
* Please visit its official website.
Every 1st, 3rd Monday of the month
National Holidays that are not Sundays
Special Temporary Holidays
  • Information

    Opening its doors in 1922, Namsan Library has enjoyed a long prosperous history. Located in the heart of Seoul, many people visit to search for research materials or to study. The numerous dictionaries or statistics and other reference sources make it the representative library of Korea.

    Comprised of five levels, the library can accommodate a variety of needs. The first floor is made up of the supervisor's office, exhibit hall, restaurant and snack bar. On the second floor, one can find the Periodical Room, the electronic information room and the audiovisual study room. The lounge and smoking room are also on the second floor. The language room and the reading room are on the third floor. The corner displaying domestic and foreign schoolbooks is especially eye catching. Both the Sociology Study Room and the reading room are on the fourth and fifth floors respectively.

    If you visit Namsan Library, try to visit the other tourist sites nearby. There are plenty of places see. One such attraction is Namsangol Hanok Village where you can see traditional Korean houses and the traditional lifestyles of the past. Also nearby is Namdaemun Market, the patriot An Jung-Geun Memorial, the National Theater of Korea and the Botanical Gardens. Luxury hotels such as the Hilton Hotel and Shilla Hotel are within walking distance, so tourists staying overnight should keep that in mind.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Parking lot, Lounge, Smoking room, Restaurant, Snack Bar

    Main Facilities
    - Level 1: library director's office, administrative supporting team, information material team , showroom, reception desk, book return desk, cafes, restaurants & shops

    - Level 2: Serials publication room , Electronic Information , moving library , audio-visual room , lounge, employment Information Corner , Seminar Room 2

    - Level 3: language and literature rooms, reading and cultural promotion , Seminar Room 1 , Namsan Library History ,   International data section , lockers

    - Level 4: natural science lab , Humanities and Social science lab , textbook section, old documents exhibition room

    - Level 5: Reading rooms 1 and 2, reading consulting desks, literature education center

    Admission / Participation Fees

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