How about a spring library date? Seoul Library & Seoul Plaza
Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
The library has changed. Let's leave the hard space you're looking for to read, borrow, or study. Here, there is a smart and stylish library with plenty of books, DVDs and equipment for design work filled in a spacious space. The main character is the Seoul Library, which entered the old city hall in Seoul.
Do you remember the square in front of the city hall that was swayed by the red wave in 2002? At the time when the people who made the World Cup semifinals myth were hot, the Seoul Plaza was reborn as a communication space for citizens in the 'City Hall Front Yard'. Since 2004, it has been named 'Seoul Plaza' through the competition, and it has become an open space where citizens naturally come and go through various transformations such as exhibitions and skating rinks every season.
This is the address of Seoul Library, 110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul. When you come out of Exit 5 of City Hall Station on Subway Lines 1 and 2, you can see them immediately. If you still look at the Seoul library building, it seems to tell you the history he had from the Japanese occupation period to the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. In any era, the closed space, which boasted a high threshold that the common people could not dare to enter, entered the 21st century and became an open space and library that anyone could carry. There are many things to talk about by itself.
It is an open space for anyone, but you need to make a membership card to borrow books. If you have an ID card in Seoul or have a job in Seoul, the Seoul Library website ( lib.seoul.go.kr After joining), you can create a membership card by bringing your ID card or student ID card. If you make a membership card, you can borrow up to 3 books, 3 DVDs (movie and animation only), 5 Braille materials, and 5 e-books. The loan period is 2 weeks for books, 1 week for DVDs and e-books, and 30 days for braille materials. Both membership issuance and loans are free.
After entering the main entrance of the Seoul Library and passing the stairs, it is the second floor where the central information desk is located. The book cafes 'Booksai' and 'Digital Archive' are together, and 'General Archive 2' is located in a different space. In the digital library, you can view video and audio materials, the Internet, and digital electronic newspapers. Movie and animation DVD viewing and rental are available. In addition, there is a “smart office” space where you can work on Photoshop and illustrations, so many workers come to visit. Computers are all reserved. You can use it for a fixed period of time at a reserved place. The book cafe ‘Book Sai’ is a place where you can relax more comfortably. It is good to cool your head with a magazine placed on a bookshelf.
Opposite to the general data room 1 is the Planning Exhibition Room and the Disabled Data Room. It was the place where the SCN broadcasting and communication rooms were located during the Seoul City Hall. The exhibition books in the exhibition hall can only be viewed and cannot be borrowed. You can borrow a book in Braille from the Disabled People's Library. Braille and visual materials for the visually impaired are available. It is directly connected to the back gate of the Seoul Library on the ground floor. All spaces on the 1st and 2nd floors are available from 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 6 pm on weekends.
Let's go up to the third floor. There are Seoul Archives equipped with Seoul and government publications, and the Seoul Archives Center where you can view Seoul's archives. All are only available for indoor viewing, and cannot be borrowed. It is interesting to see the history of Seoul City Hall at a glance. In addition, the Mayor's office, the reception room, and the planning room during the old government building were restored to draw attention. At that time, the atmosphere was conveyed. On the 4th floor, you can check the materials provided by the embassies and cultural centers of each country and foreign periodicals. Loans are not possible.
It is often thought that a library is a place you need to hurry to study or to borrow books you want to read. However, it is time to forget about the old library in a stiff and cool space. Even if you don't have to read or borrow a book, the Seoul Library is a great place to rest. Couples who have different tastes for movies can pick up their favorite movies from the digital library where DVDs can be viewed at any time. If you are thinking about where to go on weekends with your child, go to the Seoul Library. It will be the best place to go on a date with a book in the center of Seoul, waiting for spring.
Anyone can use the Seoul Library regardless of where they live. However, if you want to borrow books and DVDs, you need to create a membership card. Seoul Library website ( lib.seoul.go.kr ) After signing up for membership, you can create a membership card by bringing your ID card in Seoul. Up to three books per person can be borrowed for two weeks. It can be extended for 7 days only once. DVDs can be rented for up to 7 days at a time, up to 3 points for movies and animations. If you have already borrowed, you can borrow by priority if you make a reservation. E-books can be borrowed for up to five books per week. Opening times vary from room to room, so it is a good idea to check. If the book you want to read is not in the library, you can meet by requesting a book. Up to 5 books per month per person. Children, adolescents and adults are also available. Closed on Mondays and public holidays. Inquiries 02-120, library applications 02-2133-0212.
* public transport
Subway Line 1, 2 City Hall Station Exit 5 2-minute walk
2. Restaurants around
just... Seosomun-ro, Jung-gu / Jokbal / 02-753-4755
Myeongdong Gyoja: 10-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu / Kalguksu, Gyoja / 02-776-5348
Native Village: Jongno-gu, Jahamun-ro 5-gil / Samgyetang, electric roasted chicken / 02-737-7444
Korean House: 36 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu / Hanjeongsik / 02-2266-9101,02-2266-9102, 02-2266-9103
Seoul Backpackers: Toegye-ro, Jung-gu / 02-3672-1972
Benikea Hotel Acacia: Dongho-ro, Jung-gu / 02-2277-4917
Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu / 02-778-1579
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