National Assembly Library of Korea

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National Assembly Library of the Republic of Korea
대한민국 국회도서관
大韓民國 國會圖書館
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CountryRepublic of Korea
TypeParliamentary Library, National Library
Established1952
Location1 Uisadnag-daero Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul 07233 Korea
Collection
Items collected5.8 million items (2016)
Other information
DirectorLee Eun Chul, Chief Librarian (2016)
Staff304 (2016)
Websitewww.nanet.go.kr

National Assembly Library of Korea ( Hangul:국회도서관) is a library in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Yeouido-dong, Yeoungdeungpo-gu. It is the largest Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Korea functioning as both parliamentary and public libraries. The Library manages and preserves the National Assembly records. The Chief Librarian (vice-minister level) is a public official in political service under the Speaker of the National Assembly.

History[edit]

  • 1952. 2. 20. Opening of the National Assembly Library
  • 1963. 11. 26. Enactment of the National Assembly Library Act
  • 1975. 9. 9. Relocation of the Library to the National Assembly building in Yeouido, Seoul
  • 1988. 2. 20. Opening of the National Assembly Library building
  • 1997. 12. 31. Establishment of the basic plan for the National Digital Library
  • 1998. 10. 12. Opening of the Library to the general public (over 20 years of age)
  • 2000. 3. 11. Signing of the first Agreement of Mutual Cooperation with Yonsei University
  • 2002. 9. 8. Started opening on Sundays
  • 2005. 2. 18. Opening the Library to users over 18 years of age
  • 2006. 8. 16. - 8. 19. Hosting of the 22nd IFLA Annual Conference of the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
  • 2009. 4. 27. National Assembly Archives transferred to the Library
  • 2009. 6. 3. Extension of opening hours until 10 PM
  • 2009. 11. 20. Opening of the Dokdo Island Branch
  • 2010. 1. 28. Signing of the 1000th Agreement on Mutual Cooperation with Hasang Braille Library
  • 2010. 2. 3. Hosting of "Living Library" event
  • 2010. 9. 6. - 9. 10. Hosting of the 2010 GLIN Seoul Conference
  • 2011. 8. 26. Establishment of the Law Library
  • 2012. 1. 2. Opening of the National Assembly Library mobile service
  • 2014. 2. 15. Hosting of a Conference with Guest Speaker Ronni Abergel, Founder of the Human Library
  • 2014. 5. 14. Opening of the Legal Information Center
  • 2015. 4. 22. - 4. 24. Hosting of the 4th International Conference on Asian Special Libraries
  • 2015. 6. 4. Opening of the "Parliamentary Information System of the National Assembly and Local Councils"
  • 2016. 8. 31. Easing of restrictions on use by young people between 12 and 17 years of age

Organization[edit]

Users[edit]

  • Former and current members as well as staff of the National Assembly
  • College students and members of the general public over 18 years of age
  • Young people between 12 and 17 years of age with a need to use the collections and services of the National Assembly Library
  • Foreign nationals: holders of passports or certificates of alien registration

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Coordinates: 37°31′52.2″N 126°55′01.8″E / 37.531167°N 126.917167°E / 37.531167; 126.917167