Yonsei University Library was founded in 1915 with the founding of Yonhee College, and was first housed in the YMCA building on Chong-no Street. On October 1924, the Library moved to the third floor of the Yonhee Student Union Building, to the Gwangbok Building in June 1956, and then to the Yongjae Building in May 1957. On September 30, 1979, the New Library Building (now Yonsei Central Library) was completed and was the main library of Yonsei University until 2008.
In 2008, Yonsei University Library was the first in Korea to embark on the Subject Librarian Services, and is now equipped with a high-tech IT environment, as well as a strengthened digital content management system. With the opening of the Yonsei-Samsung Library in 2008, the Library changed its name from the Central Library to the Yonsei University Library, in order to denote the combination of the Central and Yonsei-Samsung Libraries.

Operation Hours: Central Library
Central Library
Facilities During the Semester During Vacation
Mon-Fri Sat Mon-Fri Sat
Library Classroom (2F) 9:00 am -10:00 pm 9:00 am -5:00 pm 9:00 am -8:00 pm 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Humanities Collections: Book (2F)
Social Sciences, Science and Engineering Collections: Book (3F)
Humanities and Social Sciences Collections: Journals, References (4F)
Center for Korean Classics Collection 9:00 am -5:00 pm - 9:00 am -5:00 pm -
Study Room (B1, 5F, 6F) 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Study Room (1F) Open 24 hrs
Operation Hours: Yonsei-Samsung Library
Yonsei-Samsung Library
Facilities During the Semester During Vacation
Mon-Fri Sat Mon-Fri Sat
U-Lounge, Integrated User Services (B1) 9:00 am -10:00 pm 9:00 am -5:00 pm 9:00 am -8:00 pm 9:00 am -5:00 pm
U-Lounge, Integrated User Services (B1)
Multimedia Center (3F)
Science & Technology Collections : Journals, References (5F)
Law Library (6F)
Study Room (4F) 8:00 am-11:00 pm
Rooftop Garden (7F) 7:30 am -10:00 pm 7:30 am -5:00 pm 7:30 am -8:00 pm 7:30 am -5:00 pm

Note: Operation hours may be subject to change without prior notice.

Borrowing Books

Undergraduate students can check out up to 10 items, which should be returned within 15 days. For the students who have unreturned books after their semester at Yonsei, the official transcript will not be issued until the books are returned and the late fees are paid. All exchange students will receive a notice on the first week of last month of each semester for book return.


The price for making photocopies is 40 KRW per page, payable through the ID account system. Payment in cash is allowed for a small quantity of copies or for materials that are not copyrighted. Color copies are 450 KRW per A4-size page and 900 KRW per A3-size page. The Electronic Information Room copier and the self-service copiers on floors 2 through 4 are open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm (8:00 pm on Saturdays).
Note: There is a copy center in each building where the college office located, including the one on the 1st floor (not ground floor) of the Student Union Building.


Printing Services are jointly provided by Yonsei University Library and the Yonsei Coop. The services are available at the copy rooms on the 2nd through 4th floors of the Central Library, the 4th floor of the Yonsei-Samsung Library, the 4th floor Reading Room of the Central Library, the Information Commons, and on the 4th and 5th floors of the Yonsei-Samsung Library with network printers.

Facilities During the Semester During Vacation
Mon-Fri Sat Mon-Fri Sat
Central Library (2F) 8:00 am -5:00 pm Closed 8:00 am -5:00 pm Closed
Yonsei-Samsung Library (4F) 9:00 am-5:00 pm 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Central Library (2F) 9:00 am -5:00 pm Closed 9:00 am -5:00 pm Closed

You may be able to create your own photocopying account where the print or photocopying service is available.


Sending and receiving faxes are possible in the 2nd floor copy room of the Central Library. The sending fee is KRW 200 per page, and the transmitting fee varies from KRW 300 to KRW 1,700 according to destination. Please note that students are not allowed to photocopy, scan, or fax documents at the Study Abroad Center.

Using PCs

Information Commons, located on the 2nd floor of Yonsei Samsung Library, provides many services and amenities including the Collaborative Booth, Digital Library Search, Writing/Editing, Internet PCs, Laptop Area, and seats for individuals with disabilities. Information Commons is one of the largest spaces for sharing academic information in Korea.
To use computers in Information Commons, please make an online reservation using the Yonsei University Library Website. You will be issued a ticket from the Kiosk, which you can use to log on to a PC. You can also borrow equipment such as laptops, projectors, and devices for presentations from the IT/U-Lounge Service Desk on the 1st Floor.

Multimedia Center

Located on the 2nd floor of Yonsei Samsung Library, the Center consists of the Multimedia Corner, Studio, Multimedia Editing Corner, Multimedia Theater, and Multimedia Classroom.

Laptop Area

In Yonsei University Library, you can access the Internet using Wireless LAN, and then find a space for using a laptop.

  • Yonsei Samsung Library, 2nd floor (Information Commons)
  • Yonsei Samsung Library, 4th floor - Laptop area with almost 300 seats.
  • Yonsei Samsung Library, 5th and 6th floors