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The library offers specialized online information services.

The library offers specialized online information services.
Floors Collections Information Weekdays Hours Weekend Hours Inquiry Additional facilities
5F The Traces of Former City Hall Exhibition of the decorations and appurtenances of the former Seoul City Hall
  • Exhibition
09:00-20:00 09:00-18:00 2133-5638
HaneulTteul Seoul Metropolitan Library Sky Yard (benches, lawn, etc.)
  • Free access and rest area
March to November
09:00 ~ 18:00
Except winter (the resting period for garden plants, etc.)
2133-5638
Happy Bakery & Cafe Bakery & Cafe
  • Rest area
09:00-20:00 09:00-18:00
4F Global Collections Books donated by the embassies, foreign books, and foreign periodicals
  • Library use or check out (except books donated by the embassies, etc.)
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0308 Copy machine
3F Seoul Document Collections Materials published by Seoul Metropolitan City or government organizations
  • Library use only (no check out)
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0306 Copy machine
Seoul Archival Services Displaying materials and records related to historical events that have occurred at Seoul Plaza and neighboring areas since the beginning of the Korean Empire
  • Exhibition (photography allowed) and rest area
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0380
(Information Disclosure & Policy Division)
Restoration Section Restoration of the Mayor's Office, Reception Room, and Control Room of the former City Hall
  • Exhibition of administrative materials, photos, and records (photography allowed)
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 120
Dasan Seoul Call Center
2F General Collections II Technology, science, art, language, literature, history, and geography
  • Library use or check out
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0304 Copy machine
Digital Collections Non-book materials such as video/audio materials, internet, e-books, academic DB, etc.
  • Library card issuance, and Korean periodicals
  • DVD : Library use and check out
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0305 Printer, Scanner, Fax, Arisu drinking fountain
1F General Collections I General works philosophy, religiand children's books
  • Library use or check out
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0302 Copy machine, Lactation Room
Exhibition Room The Exhibition Room displays a variety of themed books
  • Library use only (no check out)
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0245 Vending machine, Arisu drinking fountain
Disability Collections Braille books for the visually impaired, audio books, and large print books
  • Braille books, Large print books, and audio books can be checked out
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0263 Printer
※ The 22nd day of each month is the Day of Electricity Saving. The closing time changes from 9pm to 8pm. (Not applicable to weekends)

Copying and Printing

  • Copying & Scanning: a coin-operated copy machine is available in each collection.
  • Printing: available in the Digital Collections and Disability Collections

※ Fees apply to copying and printing services.

Services for the Disabled

  • Location: the Disability Collections, 1stfloor
  • Assistance Equipment for the Disabled
    • Book magnifiers, one-handed keyboards, braille keyboards, hearing aid devices, adjustable desks, braille printers, and more
    • Screen reader programs

    ※ Adjustable desks are available in each collection.

  • Facilities: Disability Collections (reading room and computers for resource searches), Visual Room, and Face-to-Face Reading Room