The Seoul Metropolitan Library ( 서울도서관 )

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  • Seoul Library provides access to a wide range of documents and materials about Seoul Metropolitan City. Visitors will find diverse resources related to the city including, history, culture, urban planning, transportation, environmental issues, administration, reports on outbound visitors, research documents, video clips, and e-data.


    In Psy’s <gentleman> music video, which has amassed more than 1 billion views, Psy and his dancers are seen doing the ‘arrogant dance’ here at the Seoul Metropolitan Library on the ‘Thinking Living Room Stairs’ and in front of the 5m tall wall of books. The Seoul Metropolitan Library is housed in the former City Hall building and is a public library that is open to everyone. It houses over 70,000 books of all subject matters, a digital archive, exhibition space, and more. The exterior, hall, and stairs are all originals that have stood there since the building’s completion in 1926. In addition to Psy’s popular music video, it was the filming location for an episode of the popular entertainment program,<running man>.

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