Seoul Metropolitan Library (Former Seoul City Hall)

04524   110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul  

See & Do Attractions


The former Seoul City Hall has reopened its doors as the city's main public library. Seoul Metropolitan Library is the city's main public library and it's easily accessible from City Hall Station's exit 4 or 5. The "Tong Tong" Seoul City Walking Tour takes visitors through the library and the new Seoul City Hall building. Tours are free and led by a cultural tour guide. 

Reserve the "Tong Tong" tour online in English here.


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버스도착정보 안내
버스 번호 도착 정보
04524   110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul  
City Hall Station (subway lines 1, 2) exits 4, 5

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 15 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Seoul Metropolitan Library

  • Library With History
    The building was built in 1926 during the Japanese Occupation and was HQ for the Governor General of Korea. In 1951 during the Korean War the Chinese and North Koreans managed to plant a North Korean...
    Rating:3 Oldjack2019-09-22
  • Public library
    This is the former Seoul city hall located in front of Seoul Plaza. It is free and open to the public. I passed by this library on my way to Deoksugung Palace, but didn’t enter inside the building. I...
    Rating:4 LG_Kay2019-07-04
  • Never on Monday
    One of my favorite things to do on international trips is to visit libraries. They often hold fascinating exhibitions as well as books and newspapers in English. Sometimes they have lovely cafes with...
    Rating:5 Rumples2019-05-08
  • A good simple library.
    One of the few places that I make it a point to visit each country I visit is a library. I believe that the library says a lot about ones culture and location. The Seoul Metro Library is very simple...
    Rating:5 chillin2473652019-05-06
  • Good one
    This attraction is very good. It's very informative and good library. It's one of the best in Seoul. Must visit.
    Rating:5 Arun224672018-08-22
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