Starfield Library
Starfield Library
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A library for citizen what is made by Seoul City. 50 thousands books are here. People can use this library by free.
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1-2 hours
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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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JoshP
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
Jan 2023
Went out of my way to visit the library, it was beautiful and looked great in photos however I expected it to be a more standalone library in real life it definitely looked less impressive in real life than the photos tho worth visiting if in the area
Written 8 January 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China11,236 contributions
Jan 2023
In contrast to the busy, vibrant shopping mall in Gangnam, this modern, ritzy library forms an interesting landscape in Seoul's exclusive enclave. It has become a major attraction in the mall with flashy design and a huge, festive Christmas tree. How is it as a library? Who cares!
Written 6 January 2023
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TravellingWhale
Malaysia19 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
A unique place where shelves and shelves of book adorn a lobby of a building interconnected with malls, dept stores, office buildings, lots of cafes and coffee places (a Starbucks is reign there).

I’m not sure what they do with the books. Some are just not going to reachable as it’s stacked so high. Many just sit down to read the multitude of magazines on the tables and racks. Yet, it seems very orderly though it’s a very public place. Still, it’s a place where many visit just for a photo snap.
Written 29 December 2022
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Patchie
New Jersey7 contributions
Oct 2022
It’s more lovely than the pictures make it out to be, and I came here at least twice a week. The space is full of books but it’s large and airy, and there’s so much public seating around that you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. There are two floors, with cafes and even more seats tucked into the walls of books. There’s a lot of foot traffic at the center of the library, but the second floor and the outer areas of the first floor are quiet and relaxing.

Tip: If you go in December, the library puts up a beautiful tall Christmas tree and projects a huge festive video across the entirety of the bookshelf walls!
Written 27 December 2022
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam837 contributions
Oct 2022
The library was in the B1 of COEX Mall and attracted so many tourists. There was thousands of books which we could choose the one we loved, sought a seat and read the book. Also, the library was a lovely spot to take a picture. Should spend sometimes here if you love reading.
Written 3 November 2022
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Learntorock
21 contributions
Jul 2022
A stunningly designed library inside a mall. You do not even realise it is there until it appears before you. There are cafes inside the library. Worth a visit to take photos.
Written 14 July 2022
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wendy lim
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Solo
Nice design and make modern library style
Spacious and comfortable with.
It is good for photo shoot and bookworm who can read book, relax and chill with
Written 7 July 2022
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ThatBaldDoc
Quezon City, Philippines13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
This is an amazing spot for foreigners to take pictures (and locals to read) as the books are free for browsing but no English materials are available.
Written 29 June 2022
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kappelzwerg
Fellbach, Germany266 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you visit Kangnam sighseeing and visiting COEX is a must. We were deeply surprised and impressed by this public library and did not expect it at an commercialised spot like COEX or Kangnam. Quite place to take a rest and spend some time for reading. Absolutely worth a visit.
Written 23 April 2022
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Raymond
Los Angeles, CA724 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This does not disappoint! A fantastic design! This is worth a stop if you’re near Coex. I was staying at the Park Hyatt in Gangnam and this is in my friends itinerary for me to see.
Nice spot to sit and relax and have your IG worthy pictures taken.
Written 7 September 2020
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