Are you a book lover? Are you also obsessed with pretty and excellent libraries? In Seoul, there is a famous and impressive library located in Gangnam, the Starfield Library. Have you ever heard about it? If you want to visit some instagrammable places aside from visiting Korean drama filming locations, historic sites, palaces, and Hanok villages then, you can head to Starfield Library at Starfield COEX Mall. Immerse yourself in books at Starfield Library, a perfect reading space for everyone.
Facts About Starfield Library
Starfield Library, a two-storied library with 13-meter tall bookshelves, is an open public space where anyone can freely come to sit, relax, take a break, and engage themselves in various kinds of books. It displays 50,000 books, 600 magazines, and also offers e-books. Besides, it also serves as an event center. Plenty of events take place here such as meeting with authors, book talks, poetry reading, lectures with intellectuals and personalities, book concerts, and more.
What to do in Starfield Library
Read, Study or Work
Starfield Library offers visitors a perfect reading space. You can find here a wide selection of readily available books. With more than 50,000 books as well as 600 types of magazines and e-books, you can enjoy reading interesting, exciting, entertaining, and engaging books in the center of a mall. Furthermore, the library is also equipped with various types of tables with electric plugs. This is perfect for those with laptops doing some works or studies in the library.
Sit and Relax
The library also has tables and chairs that visitors can use to take a break or simply relax. You will notice here some people that are just sitting and waiting, or meeting with someone. To add up, you’ll be able to see coffee shops inviting you to sit, have a sip and relax at certain ends of the second floor.
You know what? Starfield Library is beautiful and has a unique design. It is very photogenic, you know what I mean. You will see people taking the escalator multiple times just to capture a nice picture. From my experience, it’s not easy. I did ride the escalator many times actually. 🙂 So, if you want a picture with no photo bomber, you will have to wait a while.
COEX Mall is an underground shopping mall in Gangnam, Seoul. The name of the mall COEX indicates that it is a mall containing Convention centers, Exhibition halls, and multiple malls. The mall features five plazas: the Central Plaza, Live Plaza, Millennium Plaza, Asem Plaza, and Airport Plaza. It consists of two food courts, COEX Aquarium, MegaBox (cinema), a large bookstore, and the Starfield Library, located in the middle of COEX Mall.
Starfield Library is a nice place to sit, read a book and relax. Whether if you’re a huge library fan or not, come and visit this place and take lots of Instagram-worthy pictures here.
Address: 06164 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Open all year round from 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
*** Important Notice: Some stores closed temporarily until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
How to Get There
There are many options to get to Starfield Library. The most convenient way to reach the Starfield library is by taking the subway. You can take the Seoul Subway Line 2, get off at Samseong Station and, exit via Exit 5 or 6. Or, you can take Seoul Subway Line 9, get off at Bongeunsa Station, and then exit via Exit 1, 6, or 7. Or if you take Seoul Subway Line 7, you can get off at Cheongdam Station and then exit via Exit 2.