Seoul Metropolitan Library (city hall station) registration & info

I finally got my library card from Seoul (city hall) Library!

It took me long enough.. It's located in City Hall Station - where they renovated the old City Hall into a library.

The building is gorgeous - I didn't take any photos :(  but I surely will next time.

I was excited to browse around - but felt overwheming... they had upto 4 floors of books!  I gagad over the neatly stacked books and decor (they managed to make it look so chic and cute!).

I got 3 books (the max) and one of the books I've been wanting to read, "Hyo Je Chuh Ruhm" excited me!  I couldn't wait to read about this inspiring lady's life style & tips...

 The book opened up to these photos of her cleaning her garden grown veggies and pots - I'm already inspired~~

 "finding joy in little simple things"

 I love her simple life... simple home, food, thoughts..

 Sneak peeks of her house in Yongin (Kyungi) where resides with her pianist husband. 

She makes simple food.  And makes them nicely presented for her husband. 

simple food and seasonings right from her garden

 Her garden and healthy food tips

ahh - such a beautiful life

...what I want to be in 10 years~^^

Seoul Metropolitan Library info:

closed mondays and holidays

To register for a library card:  
  • You must be a resident of Seoul or work in Seoul. 
  • Have a valid ID (bring extra "proof" that you reside in Seoul if unsure - "utility bill")
  • Weekdays: 9am~ 9pm (6pm certain floors)
  • Weekends: 9am~6pm

  • You can borrow 3 books for 2 weeks and DVDs for one week.
  • There are tables avail if you like to study/read.
  • There is also a "media center" for internet/digital media.
  • Help desks/staff are everywhere!

The library is kid, study, couples friendly!  It's not a "serious" library - but rather where you can take a break and read or browse around.

The decor is cute and feels lively.   If you like books - it's worth the visit.  There's an "English" section on the 4th floor - which I missed because it was past 6pm.


CITY HALL station - follow exit signs to "libray", exit 4 (however, there are constructions going on, so you might have to go to a different exit - but just follow signs to "old city" hall once you get out of underground - or ask^^) , or walkable from Gwanghwamoon station.

Use naver map (app-iphone) if you need reference~^^

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