The National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관)


201, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 서초구 반포대로 201 (반포동)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-535-4142

Operating Hours



Every 2nd, 4th Monday of the month, non-Sunday Holidays


The National Library of Korea is where numerous materials are collected and preserved. It currently holds approximately 4.3 million books and theses, of which roughly two-hundred thousand are collected annually. Art exhibitions are occasionally held in the exhibition room on the first floor. Surrounded by Seocho Park, the scenery outside is beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxing. If you would like to have fun partaking in other activities, take a ten-minute walk to the Express Bus Terminal nearby. Central City is connected to both a shopping center and theater. You can also go to different provinces from the bus terminal. But it would be nice to visit the library and spend some time reading before going on a trip out of Seoul.

At the National Library of Korea, classical concerts are held exclusively for the library users on the last Friday of each month, except in January and August. Anyone who comes to the library can attend the concert for free. The Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra and the famous conductor Geum Nan-Sae perform for the audience. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

Subsidiary Facilities

Lounge, Restaurant, Auditorium, Seminar Room, Dispensary

Admission / Participation Fees


Parking Facilities

Available (09:00-22:00)

383 cars (Above-ground level: 217 cars / Underground level: 166 cars)

Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese)