Overview Seoul’srepresentative library that opened in 2012. The library collects and providesvarious publications published by Seoul Metropolitan Government and housesreports on overseas travels, research papers, video materials, and electronicdata. With the motto, “Seoul,a city of knowledge and culture that changes your life,” the library provides information, promotesreading, and offer opportunities for lifelong learning in cooperation with overa thousand public and small libraries in the city.
Contents The library uses the space from the first to fourthfloors of the building. The first floor mainly consists of DisabilityCollections, Children’s Collections, Exhibition Room, and GeneralCollections I. The second floor is composed of General Collections II,Periodical Collections, Digital Collections, and more. The third floor is hometo Seoul Archival Services, Seoul Document Collections, and Restoration Sectionwhile the fourth floor houses Global Collections. Disability Collections, which boasts a reading room for thedisabled, can be found on the right side after entering through the main gateon the first floor. The space is equipped with a variety of assistanceequipment so that people with disabilities can access data withoutinconvenience. The tourism vulnerable, including the disabled who needassistance equipment, can visit the librarian at the information desk forassistance. There is enough space under the reading tables for wheelchairusers, and the passages between the bookshelves are also quite wide.
Accessibility This library, located right next to Seoul CityHall, offers great access to public transportation. There are restrooms for thedisabled on each floor with emergency bells and bidets installed. On the leftside of the General Collections I room on the first floor is a restroom forinfants and a nursing room. A vertical lift is available along the passage onthe second floor that is connected to Seoul City Hall. Electric wheelchairchargers are also available in the Disability Collections room on the firstfloor and the Seoul Archival Services room on the 3rd floor.