Seoul Metropolitan Library


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  • About the Library The Information Center of Seoul
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About the Library

The former City Hall is reborn as Seoul Metropolitan Library.

Information on Seoul Library

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 200,000 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 Seoul Metropolitan Library

Overview of Facilities

  • Archives: General Collections, Seoul Document Collections, Global Collections, Disability Collections, and Digital Collections
  • Exhibitions: Exhibition Room and Seoul Archival Services

Overview of Resources(March. 31. 2016)

Overview of Resources(March. 31. 2016)
Types Number of Resources Contents
General Books 333,739 General books, children’s books, city publications, and international publications
Books for the Disabled 6,237 Braille books and more
Non-book Materials 13,224 DVDs and audio books
Electronic Books 11,482