Legal Deposit and Acquisition

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As a collecting center of all books and literature in Korea, National Library of Korea collects national literature, contemporary knowledge products, as well as cultural heritage in a holistic and systematic way. Collecting resources is the most important basic function of the library. Books are collected through submission by publisher, purchase, donation or international exchange. The library collects an annual average of 530,000 volumes.

Donation

  • The National Library of Korea has established a national collection by receiving donations of library materials from organizations (government agencies, bodies of self-government, universities, research institutes, professional organizations, libraries, etc.) and individuals (members of the national academy of sciences and the national academy of arts, professors, researchers, individual collectors, etc.).

Donated Materials

  • General books, books for children and young adults
  • Research reports, academic books, seminar and conference materials
  • Serials, government publications
  • Foreign books related to Korea
  • Photos, posters, floor plans that have historical value
  • Old documents
  • Non-books (CDs, DVDs, videos, cassettes, etc.)
  • E-books, digital files, website resources, etc.

Donations by Material Type

Donations by material type
Type of material Donation receiving department
Books
Non-books
Serials
Address: 201 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06579
Book the More, Acquisitions Division
National Library of Korea
Tel: 02-590-0756 / Fax: 02-590-0620
e-mail: donation@mail.nl.go.kr
Website resources Address: 201 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06579
Digital Library Planning Division
National Library of Korea
Tel: 02-3483-8884 / Fax: 02-590-0571
e-mail: oasis2005@korea.kr
Digital files For the disabled Address: 201 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06579
National Library for the Disabled
Tel: 02-590-6265 / Fax: 02-590-0656
e-mail: yls1979@korea.kr
General Address: 201 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06579
Acquisitions Division
National Library of Korea
Tel:02-590-0616 (for online books), 02-590-6387 (for online serials)
Fax: 02-590-6291
e-mail: onsujip@mail.nl.go.kr (for online books), onserials@mail.nl.go.kr (for online serials)
Old documents Address: 201 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06579
Old & Rare Collection
National Library of Korea
Tel: 02-590-0507 / Fax: 02-590-0712
e-mail: kimhyo777@korea.kr