Starfield Library
Starfield Library
4.5
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
About
A library for citizen what is made by Seoul City. 50 thousands books are here. People can use this library by free.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important business exhibitions and meetings are held. The enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a myriad of things to do and see, including a large aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or take a stroll nearby through the tranquil royal burial grounds of Seonjeongneung, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How to get there
  • Samseong Jungang • 4 min walk
  • Samseong • 4 min walk
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  • Luv_ Rachmaninoff_No2
    Irvine, California598 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most amazing & breathtaking library in a mall..
    This library is located inside the Coex mall in Gangnam. I remember being mesmerized by the library scene from the cartoon movie, The Beauty and the Beast, but that dwarfs in comparison to this. The Starfield library is so much more grand & breathtaking the moment you step inside the library. This is definitely the most beautiful library I’ve ever seen. It’s a must place to visit if you’re a bibliophile. I recall seeing a small portion of the library from one of the K-Dramas. There are plenty places to sit throughout the 1st & second floors as well as a coffee shop overlooking the library.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Cristina
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    An enormous bookshop, the Starfield Library, organized on two floors: the structure collects thousands of international books and magazines. Enjoy the spectacular architectural details, fine floors, refined furnishings. The welcoming and informal atmosphere is perfect for lulling visitors into their reading. A temple of culture!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 August 2023
  • 197gabes
    Singapore, Singapore160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the most visited library in Seoul
    One of the most unique library in the world. It’s a wonderful sight to see so many books and magazines stacked so high and such a wide selection all together these days. Cannot imagine the librarian having to upkeep the place. With the invasion of social media, rare to see so many people wanting to step into libraries. But there people are just flocking in to take photos, chilling with a drink or chatting with friends. It has truly become a must stop for people visiting the COEX mall. Highly recommended to drop in to have a look, snap a couple of photos for instagram or post a clip on TikTok. Do note it can get quite crowded at times, so be prepared to joust with others for your favorite or perfect spot.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Lester Gencianeo
    Macau, China731 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool looking Library
    We came here unplanned when we roamed the mall after visiting the Gangnam Statue. Uniquely designed shelves and book arrangements probably made it to one of Korea's tourist attractions. You'll find more tourists than actual readers.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Apple D
    Luzon, Philippines45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As in photos
    I was prepared to be underwhelmed but hey it was just as in photos. Surprisingly, for a big library of that popularity inside a mall - many people taking photos and videos - it was quiet and people respected that this is actually a working library, despite it being so popular with the IG crowd. I do wish that they sell books too for those who are just in transit and don’t have time to stay and read.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
  • rashmi k
    Chennai (Madras), India80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent collection of books
    Never seen such a beautiful and large library. The library has huge collection of books and was surprised to see many kids reading. The show was very good and decoration was excellent. Collection of books in every genre is mind blowing. Must visit place. You can take a train upto burgensa station and it leads directly to coex Mall.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for a quick visit
    We saw the pictures of it online and felt it was worth checking out and it was for a few quick pictures. The library is located inside Coex Mall and there are quite a few places to sit, drink a coffee or read a book. Bongeunsa is the closest metro station and The mall has quite a few popular restaurants and stores. Plan to spend about half an hour in the library area and more if you want something to eat or enjoy shopping.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Josephliyen
    Calgary, Canada1,215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous library
    This is a gorgeous library, although you probably won't read anything when you come here. Huge line up for some photo op spaces, it's beautiful and if you are here already you might as well line up for them. I would say it's worth a visit for you to just come out and see this, while the rest of the mall is a cherry on top.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2024
  • foodcrawlph
    1,853 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing halls of books
    Towering bookshelves filled with thousands of books in multiple languages create a mesmerizing atmosphere that ignites curiosity. With its open layout and comfortable seating, the library invites visitors to explore its vast collection and unwind with a good book. Natural light floods the space, adding to the tranquil ambiance. For book lovers and casual readers alike, Starfield Library offers a serene escape where knowledge and wonder converge. It's a must-visit destination for anyone seeking inspiration and relaxation in Seoul.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 May 2024
  • Mandy P. ❤️
    Bangkok, Thailand174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The modern library is not just for reading books.📕 🤓
    This library is the most famous spot in Seoul, Korea. If you visit Seoul, don't forget to visit this place.🤓 Covering an area of over 2,800 square meters, it houses more than 70,000 books and over 600 magazines. There are two levels of seating areas to choose from at your convenience. The 13-meter high bookshelves are a major attraction. Despite the bustling tourists, this is indeed a real library where people come to read. All the books on the shelves can be read as well (if you can reach them). I think Starfield Library was created to be more than just a library. It serves as a hangout spot, a place to rest, and a tourist attraction, with books as the central medium. Even though many people come with the intention of taking photos, it still offers much more. This magnificent library is located in the COEX Mall in the Gangnam district (강남). To get there, take Seoul Subway Line 9 to Bongeunsa Station (봉은사역), use Exit 7, and walk into the building. There will be clear signs inside the building.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 June 2024
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Mandy P. ❤️
Bangkok, Thailand174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This library is the most famous spot in Seoul, Korea. If you visit Seoul, don't forget to visit this place.🤓

Covering an area of over 2,800 square meters, it houses more than 70,000 books and over 600 magazines. There are two levels of seating areas to choose from at your convenience. The 13-meter high bookshelves are a major attraction.

Despite the bustling tourists, this is indeed a real library where people come to read. All the books on the shelves can be read as well (if you can reach them).

I think Starfield Library was created to be more than just a library. It serves as a hangout spot, a place to rest, and a tourist attraction, with books as the central medium. Even though many people come with the intention of taking photos, it still offers much more.

This magnificent library is located in the COEX Mall in the Gangnam district (강남).

To get there, take Seoul Subway Line 9 to Bongeunsa Station (봉은사역), use Exit 7, and walk into the building. There will be clear signs inside the building.
Written 6 June 2024
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foodcrawlph
1,853 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Towering bookshelves filled with thousands of books in multiple languages create a mesmerizing atmosphere that ignites curiosity.
With its open layout and comfortable seating, the library invites visitors to explore its vast collection and unwind with a good book. Natural light floods the space, adding to the tranquil ambiance. For book lovers and casual readers alike, Starfield Library offers a serene escape where knowledge and wonder converge. It's a must-visit destination for anyone seeking inspiration and relaxation in Seoul.
Written 31 May 2024
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Hoadjie
Gisborne, Australia308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Can get here easily by train

Got here fairly early which was good I was able to get a couple of photos

It's attached to a big shopping complex which is good to walk around

There is a nice cake shop up top in the library which I highly recommend
Written 19 May 2024
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Josephliyen
Calgary, Canada1,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a gorgeous library, although you probably won't read anything when you come here. Huge line up for some photo op spaces, it's beautiful and if you are here already you might as well line up for them. I would say it's worth a visit for you to just come out and see this, while the rest of the mall is a cherry on top.
Written 4 May 2024
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Francis Cappola
Lisbon, Portugal54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Awesome library, the space, the lines, the organization, everything is so well choose i gives you the feeling to not leave that place.
Written 1 May 2024
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TJeinsteinwood
Deal, UK892 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
As a visitor, this is worth calling into just to see it... its jaw dropping!

What an incredible place in the centre of a huge shopping mall. Call in - its in the middle of the mall - you won't miss it!
Written 14 April 2024
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ROSELYN M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The views are amazing, I was able to read some of the books. I am beginning to love more books and create a little starfield library at home. This includes more health books.
Written 9 April 2024
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Located in Coex Mall in Seoul, this must be one of the most jaw dropping libraries in the world.

The books tower over you at all sides and there is a lovely Arabica coffee cafe in the corner on the first floor.
Written 8 April 2024
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nickiBH
Hong Kong490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It may not be the best library we have been to but is worth a look while you are in Gangnam (especially if you aready inside the COEX mall).....

It is definitely spectacular and there are some real readers too (although I do wonder how one gets access to some of the shelves of books....:))

We visited on a busy saturday afternoon and found a famous star performing opera there in the middle of the libray so don't be surprised.
Written 11 March 2024
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Michael L
Singapore, Singapore183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful place for photos even if you don't like books. A very elegant and attractive library. Most visitors are there to take photos which the library seems to be fine with. Just remember not to make nosie so as not to be a nusiance to those using the library.
Written 25 December 2023
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