Opening Hours
Opening Hours about rooms
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)
Closed
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
Enterance 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 Services
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
table about How to Use
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
Service can be used during
Mon ~ Fri
18:00 ~ 22:00
(Materials request : 09:00 ~ 17:00)
Service can be used at
Collection Room (4F)
Available services
  • 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
table about 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 machine" (4F) to use the reserved materials.
- Request made at : In the Library
table about Using requested materials In the Library
Materials Requests can be made during How to request service Using the service after hours
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.
- Request made at : Outside the Library
table about Using requested materials Outside the Library
Materials Requests can be made during How to request service Using the service after hours
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.
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