National Library of Korea

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National Library of Korea
국립중앙도서관
National Library of Korea logo.svg
National library of korea main building front.jpeg
EstablishedOctober 15, 1945 (73 years ago) (1945-10-15)
LocationBanpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Branches2
Collection
Size10,300,000
Legal depositLibrary Act, art. 20
Access and use
Circulationlibrary does not publicly circulate
Population servedall citizen (age over 16)
Other information
DirectorLim Wonsun, Chief Executive
Websitewww.nl.go.kr
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGungnip Jungang Doseogwan
McCune–ReischauerKungnip Chung'ang Tosŏgwan

The National Library of Korea is located in Seoul, South Korea and was established in 1945. It houses over 10 million volumes, including over 1,134,000 foreign books and some of the National Treasures of South Korea.

It was relocated within Seoul, from Sogong-dong, Jung-gu to Namsan-dong in 1974, and again to the present location at Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, in 1988. It was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Culture in 1991.

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Exterior of National Library of Korea

The library is served by Seoul Subway Lines 3, 7 and 9 which all connect at Express Bus terminal Station.

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Coordinates: 37°29′51.14″N 127°0′11.74″E / 37.4975389°N 127.0032611°E / 37.4975389; 127.0032611