The former City Hall, that used to be the center of city affairs, is now coming to citizens as a main library in Seoul.
The library offers over 376,303 books, book shelves along 5m-high walls, Disability Collections, and Seoul Documents Collections. It also offers a comprehensive search tool to identify materials among 320 libraries in Seoul.
In addition, the library restored the outer wall, halls, and the main stairway of the former City Hall that had been built in 1926, symbolizing the historical heritage of Seoul. Seoul Library will be the “Information Hub of Seoul and Center of Libraries in Seoul” and “Representative Library in Seoul” that creates and implements programs for the libraries in Seoul.
Overview of Facilities
Overview of Resources(December. 31. 2017)
|Types||Number of Resources||Contents|
|General Books||279,345||General books, children’s books, city publications, and international publications|
|Books for the Disabled||9,682||Braille books and more|
|Non-book Materials||17,840||DVDs and audio books|