Namsan Library (남산도서관)


109, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 용산구 소월길 109 (후암동)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-754-7338

Operating Hours

[Humanities & Social Science Room]

Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Weekends 09:00-17:00

[Natural Science / Literature / Annuals Rooms]

March - October: Weekdays 09:00-20:00 / Weekends 09:00-17:00

November - February: Weekdays 09:00-19:00 / Weekends 09:00-17:00

* Please visit the official website for more details.


First and third Monday of every month
National Holidays
Special Temporary Holidays


Opening its doors in 1922, Namsan Library has enjoyed a long and prosperous history. Located in the heart of Seoul, many people visit to browse for research materials or to study. The numerous dictionaries, 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, electronic information room and the audiovisual study room. A 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. The Sociology Study Room and the reading room are on the fourth and fifth floors respectively.

Maximum Occupancy

1,397 people

Collections Status

As of February 28, 2015:

* Books: 474,779 total
(Philosophy, religion, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, science, art, language, literature, history)

* Periodical publication: 1,132 total (New papers, magazines)

* Other types of publication: 16,367 total (Cassette tape, video tape, LP, CD, CD-Rom, DVD, etc.)

Main Facilities

- Floor 1: Director's office, administrative supporting team, information material team, showroom, reception desk, book return desk, cafes, restaurants, shops

- Floor 2: Serial publication room, electronic information, Moving Library , audio-visual room, lounge, Employment Information Corner, Seminar Room 2

- Floor 3: Language and literature reading and cultural promotion, Seminar Room 1, Namsan Library history room, international data section, lockers

- Floor 4: Nature and science, humanities and social science, textbook section, old documents exhibition room

- Floor 5: Reading rooms 1 and 2, reading consulting desks, Literature Education Center



Facilities for the Handicapped

Elevator, wheelchair rental, designated parking spaces, designated restrooms

Admission / Participation Fees



Not permitted

Baby Stroller Rentals

Not available

Parking Facilities


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