Opening Hours

Due to Main Building construction (Jan. '17 - Nov. '18), regular closing days have been adjusted to every Monday.
The Main Building is closed during Feb. 13 - Mar. 27, 2017 and Feb. 12 - Mar. 26, 2018.
During the temporary closing period, a pop-up library and reading room will be operated within the Digital Library to service books from the main building.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours
Rooms Opening Hours
  • Humanities, Social Sciences & Natural Sciences
  • Literature
  • Accessible Room for the Disabled (Jeong-bo Nu-ri-teo)
  • Information Service
Mon – Sun
09:00 - 18:00
  • Maps & Geography
  • Information Center on North Korea
Mon – Fri
09:00 - 18:00
  • Old & Rare Collection
  • Main Circulation Desk
  • Serials, Government Publications & Newspapers
  • Theses & Dissertations
Mon – Sun
09:00 - 18:00
(Materials request: 09:00 - 17:00)


  • Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • The library is open on Sundays but closed during national holidays and Sundays within Lunar New Year's holiday and Korean Thanksgiving Day periods
  • Days deemed necessary by the Chief Executive of the Library for specific reasons

Entrance and Procedure

  • Anyone aged 16 and above wishing to use materials housed in the library for the purpose of reading, survey, and/or research can enter the library.
    (Those under age 16 must fill in an Underage Special Request Form to gain entrance)
  • Store your personal belongings in the locker room except your valuables and writing materials.
  • User Registration (Homepage registration) > Apply for a Library Card > Get the Library Card > Enter the Gate > Use the Library > Return the Library Card upon Departure
  • Types of Library Cards
    • One-day Library Card: Issued before use and returned after use
    • Regular-use Library Card: Carried by user