Gyujanggak Library of Seoul National University (서울대학교 규장각)


1, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 관악구 관악로 1 (신림동)


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Gyujanggak was founded in 1776 during the reign of King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, at which time it was located on the palace grounds of Changdeokgung. It functioned as the royal library, which housed writings by the previous kings, their relics and books from home and abroad.

Today Seoul National University maintains the items of Gyujanggak in a Korean traditional house, Hanok, which is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities necessary for preservation of cultural heritages. Moreover, Gyujanggak Library of Seoul National University collects or publishes books from a variety of sectors such as politics, economy and society.

Gyujanggak now houses more than 280,000 items including 7 national treasures, 8 treasures, 180,000-plus old books, about 50,000 documents and 18,000 Chaekpan (printing blocks). Among them, Joseon Wangjo Sillok (the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, National Treasure No. 151), Seungjeongwon Ilgi (the Diaries of the Royal Secretariat, National Treasure No. 303) and Uigwe (the Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty) have been designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritages. The exhibition hall in Gyujanggak is open to the public.

Managing Organization

Gyujanggak Library of Seoul National University

Structure Size

B1 ~ F4

Collections Status

1) National Treasures: 7 annals (7,125 volumes)

Joseon Wangjo Sillok(Formal records of the Joseon Dynasty), Seungjeongwon ilgi(Daily
Records of the King's Secretarial Office), Bibyeonsa deungnok(Records of the
Office of National Defense Preparation), Ilseongnok(Records of the Diaries
of the Kings of Joseon), Samguk yusa(History of the Three Nations)

2) Treasures: 8 annals (28 volumes)

Woodblocks of the Gonyeojeondo(Map of the World), Moguja susimgyeol, Byeogyeok sinbang(New Prescription for the Treatment
of Epidemics)

3) Line of a Joseon King's handwriting, tablet, old map

Exhibition Hall Information

There is an exhibition on the basement level of the Gyujanggak, which is open to the public free of charge.

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