Namsan Public Library [남산도서관]

Hip Hop King (2019); One Spring Night (2019); Encounter (2018-19); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-17)

Bang Young-baek (Lee Ho-won / Hoya of INFINITE) and Song Ha-jin (Lee Na-eun) borrow some books at this library when hanging out together in the afternoon in Track 2 of Hip Hop King — Nassna Street (힙합왕-나스나길) (SBS, 2019).

Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum) visits to this library in episode 2 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19).

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Namsan Public Library [남산도서관 or 서울특별시립남산도서관], established as ‘Gyeongseong Prefectural Library’ in 1922 during the Japanese occupation and moved to its current location after liberation, is one of the Seoul Metropolitan public libraries housing more than 510,000 books and documents. It sits on Sowol-ro [소월로/素月路] at the feet of Namsan Mountain [남산] in Seoul’s neighborhood Huam [Huam-dong/후암동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구], and right next to the Ahn Junggeun Memorial Museum [안중근의사기념관]. The statue [퇴계이황선생상] briefly seen in the One Spring Night scene is of 16th century Confucian scholar Yi Hwang (이황), who also had the pen name Toegye (퇴계).

This library was designated in 2020 as Seoul’s Future Heritage (서울미래유산) given out since 2012 by the city’s government.

109 Sowol-ro, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 용산구 소월로 109
(후암동 30-84)
Geolocation: 37.552975, 126.981425

Getting here
Hoehyeon Station [회현역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 4
(17 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion & Mich KDL; last updated 12/06/2022
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, March 2019

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