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Rare Books of Korea (National Library of Korea Collection)

Rare Books of Korea (National Library of Korea Collection)

The materials of National Library of Korea that are one-of-a-kind and noteworthy.

Korea Related Materials before 1945

Korea Related Materials before 1945

The materials of Korea-Related Materials Published Before 1945.


First Paperback Novel in Korean, Ttakjibon

First Paperback Novel in Korean, Ttakjibon

Ttakjibon novels published in Hangeul, the Korean alphabet, from the 1910s to the 1970s.


The First issue of Korean Modern Magazines

The First issue of Korean Modern Magazines

First issues of Korean magazines published between 1910 to 1945.

Korean Textbooks over the Years

Korean Textbooks over the Years

Textbooks from Korea’s Enlightenment Period, Japanese Occupation Period, and U.S. Mil...

Great figures in Korea

Great figures in Korea

The great figures who left distinctive works in Korea history.

Economic Policy Materials of Korea

Economic Policy Materials of Korea

Economic policies, which had an important impact on economic development in Korea.

Korea's Famous Current Affairs Cartoon, Gobawu

Korea's Famous Current Affairs Cartoon, Gobawu

Selected works from cartoonist Seonghwan Kim, a pioneer in Korean editorial comic strips

Korean History in the Eyes of the Dokdo Islands

Korean History in the Eyes of the Dokdo Islands

A collection of materials related to Dokdo, Korean islands located in the East Sea

Korean War by Era

Korean War by Era

The battles that have significant meaning in the wars in Korea.

Dictionaries of the Joseon Dynasty

Dictionaries of the Joseon Dynasty

Exhibition on the compilation and use of reference dictionaries in the Joseon Dynasty

Encounter between the writers of the Joseon and Qing Dynasty

Encounter between the writers of the Joseon and Qing Dynasty

A collection for observing the history of cultural exchange between ancient writers of the Joseon and Qing dynasty through which the writers shared common values of the cultural area and created the foundation of the Korean Wave.

Classics and metal types

Classics and metal types

A collection of old and rare materials printed with metal type made in the Goryeo and Joseon dynasty to see how developed our printing technology and culture was.



A venue in beautiful nature

A venue in beautiful nature

A collection for looking into records such as poetry, gasa(narrative poems) and kimun about nujeongs written by intellectuals of the past and reviewing Joseon's scenery and pungryu.


Ancient documents and Eobo

Ancient documents and Eobo

A collection for taking a look at old documents and old books with royal seals of the king, queen and crown prince on them and examining the features of royal seals and the royal culture of the Joseon dynasty.


Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea

Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea

A collection that introduces a variety of independence movements for restoring national rights of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea and fighting against Japan.

Materials on Unification and North Korea

Materials on Unification and North Korea

Collections that help readers gain a perspective on the unification of the two Koreas and security awareness by delivering accurate information on North Korea including the reality of North Korea and various views of North Korea experts at home and abroad.



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