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Collections

The library offers specialized online information services.

The library offers specialized online information services.
Floors Collections Information Hours Contract Others
Week Days Weekends
4th Floor Global Collections
  • Resources: global resources, foreign language materials, and international periodicals
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: library use or check out(Embassy contributions unavailable)
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0308 Copy machine
3th Floor Seoul Document Collections
  • Resources: public administration materials related to Seoul City Hall and public institutions and materials on Seoul
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: open shelves and library use only (no check out)
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0306 Copy machine
Seoul Archival Services
  • Resources: materials related to city affairs
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: open shelves and exhibition
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0380/1 Printer
Restoration Section
  • Restoration of the Mayor’s Office, Reception Room, and Control Room of the Former City Hall
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: exhibition
09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 120
Dasan Call Center
2th Floor Journals and Periodicals
  • Resources: newspapers, monthly magazines, domestic periodicals, and Seoul City Affairs
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: open shelves and library use only (no check out)
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0267
Digital Collections
  • Resources: video/audio materials, electronic books, the Internet, DID (digital electronic newspaper), scholarly databases, and Smart Office
  • Eligibility: open to library members
  • Use: designated seats at designated times through a reservation system library use and check out(only movie and animation DVD)
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0267 Printer and scanner
General Collections II
  • Resources: books related to technology, science, art, language, literature, history, and geography (published in the last two years)
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: library use and check out
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0304 Copy machine
1th Floor Disability Collections
  • Resources: braille materials for the visually impaired, visual sign-language materials, amenities, and services for the disabled
  • Eligibility: those visually impaired, hearing impaired, and physically disabled, the elderly, patients, and those with dyslexia
  • Use: only braille books available for check out (five books at a time for 30 days)
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0263 Printer
Exhibition Room
  • Resources: theme book exhibition as part of cultural programs to promote reading
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: available for library use (no check out)
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00  
General Collections Ⅰ
  • Resources: general works, books related to philosophy, religion, social science, and natural science (published in the last two years)
  • Eligibility: open to library members (non-school-age children must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: library use or check out
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0302 Copy machine
Children Collections
  • Resources: theme children’s books and recommended books for children (by the government)
  • Eligibility: children and toddlers (accompanied by a guardian)
  • Use: library use or check out
09:00-21:00 09:00-18:00 2133-0302

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