Opening Hours

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours
Rooms Opening Hours
  • Collection Room (Humanities, social science and natural science)
  • Serials Room(Serials, official publications & Newspapers)
  • Literature
  • Accessible Room for the Disabled(Jeong-bo Nu-ri-teo)
Mon ~ Sun 09:00 ~18:00
(Materials request: 09:00 - 17:00)
  • Information Center on North Korea
Mon ~ Sat 09:00 ~ 18:00
  • Old & Rare Collection
  • Maps & Geography
Mon ~ Sun 09:00 ~ 18:00
(Materials request: 09:00 - 17:00)
  • Digital Library
Mon – Sun 09:00 - 18:00
(Materials request: 09:00 - 17:00)


  • Main Building/Digital Library : 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

After-hours Service

  • The after-hours service (available during Mon ~ Fri 18:00-21:00) is available for users who cannot visit the Library during regular opening hours.
  • Location : the Main Building 4F
  • After-hours service is not available during weekends
  • How to use
How to use After-hours Service
Service can be used during Service can be used at Available services
Mon – Fri
18:00 - 21:00
(Materials request: 09:00 - 17:00)
Collection Room(4F) - Searching materials and using full-text dtatabases held by the National Library of Korea
- National Library of Korea's web databases
- National Assembly Library's full-text databases
- Facilities for using laptops
- Copy machine
  • Using requested materials
    • No. of books that can be requested: up to 5 books per person
Using requested materials
Request made at Materials Requests can be made during How to request service Using the service after hours
In the Library Materials in each resource room 09:00 - 18:00 Use a "Book loan & return machine" in resource rooms to use the materials (in library use only). Submitting a separate request of after-hours service is not necessary to use the materials (in library use only). Continue to use the materials at the Collection Room(4F).
Materials in close stacks 09:00 - 17:00 Make a request on computers in the Library on the day to be used.
Outside the Library Materials searched on the National Library of Korea website 09:00 - 17:00 Search materials on the National Library of Korea website → Add to Cart →
Submit after-hours service request
Materials can be picked up from the "Book loan & return machine" (4F) to use the reserved materials.