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The Central Library on Kyung Hee University's Seoul Campus opened with 700 books donated by Dr. Young Seek Choue in 1951 in a temporary building in Busan amidst the Korean War. The current building is made of stone and was completed on June 13, 1968. As of October 2011, it had about 1.33 million books and 32,000 electronic journals. The library also hosted the second meeting of the International Association of University Presidents in 1968.
The main facilities include the circular central room, the reference room, and the periodicals room, as well as a special archives room, which contains materials published in North Korea and the pro-North Korean residents' league in Japan, the Four Seasons Children's Library, the technology and information room, and the user support center for guests with disabilities and general information.
In order to provide the most appropriate academic information services possible, specialized materials are located at the College of Oriental Medicine, the College of Law, the College of Medicine, the College of Music, the College of Fine Arts, the Kyung Hee Medical Center, and the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies.

Central Library (Seoul)  

Hours of Operation

Library Location Semester Schedule Vacation Schedule
Weekdays Saturdays Weekdays Weekends &
Holidays
Central
Library
Open Stacks Circular Hall 8:30 AM-
9:00 PM
9:00 AM-
5:00 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Closed
Electronic Resources Service Room 2nd Floor 9:00 AM-
9:00 PM
Closed 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Special Publications Room 3rd Floor 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Four Seasons Children's Library 3rd Floor 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Reading Rooms 1st, 2nd, &
4th Floors
5:00 AM-12:00 AM (year-round)
Reading Room 1 is open 24 hours per
day during exam periods.
Branches Oriental Medicine Library College of
Oriental Medicine
Basement & 1st Floor
8:30 AM-
9:00 PM
Closed 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Closed
Law Library College of Law
5th & 6th Floors
8:30 AM-
9:00 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Medical Library Reference Library Medical Science Library 2nd-4th Floors 8:30 AM-
9:00 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Reading Rooms Medical Science
Library
5th-7th Floors
5:00 AM-12:00 AM (year-round),
Reading Room 2 is open 24 hours per
day during exam periods.
Pureunsol Reading Room Pureunsol Building 1st Floor 24 hours/day, year-round
Music Library College of Music
1st Floor
8:30 AM-
5:30 PM
Closed 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Closed
Art Library Art Museum 5th Floor 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Kyung Hee Medical Center Library Medical Center Basement & 2nd Floor 8:30 AM-
5:30 PM
8:30 AM-
5:30 PM
Graduate Institute of Peace Studies
Library
Gwangneung Campus 9:00 AM-
5:00 PM
9:00 AM-
5:00 PM

The Central Library opened its doors simultaneously with the Global Campus's founding in 1980 and houses in open stacks over 1 million Western and Eastern books and 13,000 academic journals. The holdings are separated into four rooms by type, such as books, periodicals, and audio-visual material. There are also three reading rooms and one 24-hour reading room.
Since its opening, the library has conducted an active computerization process to provide various academic services online and has developed the KULIS (Kyung Hee University Library Information System) to ease access to guests' personal information as well as loans, purchase requests, and applications to various workshops for a personalized experience. The library's database is also available online.

Central Library (Global)  

Hours of Operation

Library Semester Schedule Vacation Schedule
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays &
Holidays
Weekdays Weekends &
Holidays
Resource Room 9:00 AM-
8:30 PM
9:00 AM-
3:00 PM
Closed 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Closed
Foreign Periodicals Room (UN Depository Library) 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Closed 9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
Domestic Periodicals Room
(Foreigner Study Room, Computer Lab)
9:00 AM-
8:30 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
AV (Audio/Visual) Room 9:00 AM-
8:30 PM
9:00 AM-
5:30 PM
General Reading Room 6:00 AM-12:00 AM
24-hour Study Room 24 hours/day, year-round