Namsan Library (서울특별시교육청 남산도서관)

  • Namsan Library (서울특별시교육청 남산도서관)


Namsan Library opened as Kyeongseong Prefectural Library in 1922 as a public library in Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. The library was moved to the current site in 1964 with a newly built building and its name changed to Namsan Library in 1965. The building constructed with reinforced concrete in 1964 was designed by architect Lee Haeseong. It was designated as Seoul Future Heritage in 2013, credited for its preservation value. It is comprised of 19 various material rooms and educational areas including Humanity and Social Science Hall, Nature Science Hall, Language and Literature Hall, Electronic Information Room and other rooms. Since opening, the library has collected nearly 500,000 books, 16,000 non-book materials, 700 continuing resources, and other special materials like old books, oriental books (including Japanese books), and more. Namsan Library also operates a reading treatment program as a special business, extending the library’s working field. The program includes remodeling of reading consultation room, training for people in charge of reading treatment, workshops, programs for individuals and groups and others. Also, various exhibitions, lectures, shows, cultural classes and other events are available all year long to enhance lifelong education.



Homepage (Korean only)

Information Use

Capacities : 1,397 seats

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

Parking facilities : Available

Day off : 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
National Holidays
Temporary holidays (designated by the library)

Charges : Free

Hours : [General Library]
March-October: Weekdays 07:00-23:00 / Weekends 07:00-22:00
November-February: Weekdays 08:00-23:00 / Weekends 08:00-22:00

* Please visit the official website for more details.

Scale : Land area 13,316㎡
Building area 9,329.37㎡

More information

Collections Status
As of April 30, 2017:
* Books: 501,968 total
(Philosophy, religion, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, science, art, language, literature, history)
* Periodical publications: 739 total (Newspapers, magazines)
* Miscellaneous: 16,052 total (Cassette tapes, video tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.)



109, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul