Seongnam Central Library

The Seongnam Central Library is located in Yatap-dong, Seongnam, South Korea. It opened in 2001, and is the largest library in Seongnam city.

Seongnam Central Library
CountrySouth Korea
Coordinates37°24′15″N 127°08′05″E / 37.40423645594882°N 127.13482438476035°E / 37.40423645594882; 127.13482438476035
Seongnam Central Library
Revised RomanizationSeongnamsi jungang doseogwan
McCune–ReischauerSŏngnamsi chungang tosŏgwan

Library layoutEdit

The library has five levels


  • Cafeteria
  • Convenience Store

First FloorEdit

  • Family Reading Room
  • Kids Reading Room
  • Kids Library
  • Disabilities Reading Room
  • Main Hall
  • Hall Reading Room (approximately 200 seats)

Second FloorEdit

  • Cyber Room (including DVD seats, Audio seats, Computer seats and Laptop seats)
  • "First Library" (Science, Art, Religion, Language, Philosophy, Society, Others, Encyclopedia, English books)
  • "Second Library" (Literature, History)

(The collections include over 300 000 books)

Third FloorEdit

  • First Reading Room (216 seats, no carrells)
  • Second Reading Room (216 seats)
  • Outside Terrace
  • Screen Room

Fourth FloorEdit

  • Third Reading Room (216 seats, for adults)
  • Fourth Reading Room( 216 seats)

Library conditions of useEdit

  • Under 12 years old children (Korean are 14 years old) cannot use Reading room, Cyber room and Library (except for those specifically designated for children)
  • Library users must create an account with a card (this can use every library in Seongnam). It can access all rooms. Exceptions for children and cafeteria usage.
  • Access to reading room seats (except Kid's reading rooms) requires the card.


  • Without parental guidance, children are not allowed in many of the library spaces
  • During Exam Seasons (late April-early May, July, late September-early October, December) and vacation (peak season Summer and Winter) seating may in high demand.
  • The First and Second Reading Room close at 10 pm.
  • The library is closed on Mondays.