Ajou University Central Library was founded on March 15th, 1973 to fulfill our education objectives clearly stated in our school regulations. Our goal is to contribute to the students' and faculty's studies and research by collecting, arranging and providing academic information.


At the beginning the total floor space of the library was only 876㎡ and there was a total of 120 seats in the reading room. We initiated our service on April 2nd, 1973 with 1272 books and 1 librarian.


Ajou University Central Library was reformed as the school grew to university status. With the donation of 5 billion won from Kim Woo Joong, the former-Chairman of Daewoo group. It has Lending and Reading Room, Newly-Published Material Room, Reference Room, Reserve Book Room, Digital Library Develop Room, Multimedia Information Room and Information Support Room on the 1st floor, Periodicals Room on the 2nd floor, Liberal Arts/Social Science Room and Linguistics/Natural Science Room on the 3rd floor, and National Tests Information Room on the 4th floor with a floor space of 13,310㎡. There are 5 General Reading Rooms on each floor. Now we have approximately 880,000 books and 2,000 seats in the reading rooms.

Facilities Status

Central Library Electronic 
Room supports all the 
systematic affairs in the 
library.

Central Library Electronic Room supports all the systematic affairs in the library.

Circulation Desk, located 
on the 1st floor, is where 
you can borrow or return 
books. It also serves as 
an Information Center of 
the library.

Circulation Desk, located on the 1st floor, is where you can borrow or return books. It also serves as an Information Center of the library.

We installed Flap Gates at 
the entrances of the Resou
rce Room and Reading 
Rooms. Only verified 
people by the Bar Code on 
the gate or R/F readers 
are allowed to enter the 
rooms.

We installed Flap Gates at the entrances of the Resou rce Room and Reading Rooms. Only verified people by the Bar Code on the gate or R/F readers are allowed to enter the rooms.

This is Multimedia 
Information Room located 
on the 1st floor

This is Multimedia Information Room located on the 1st floor.

Multimedia Information 
Room, located on the 1st 
floor, is where you can use 
DVD, Multimedia materials 
such as foreign language 
programs.

The Multimedia Information Room, located on the 1st floor, is where you can use DVD, Multimedia materials such as foreign language programs.

Automatic Books Return 
Machines which are located 
on the 1st floor of the 
General Reading Room 
provide returning books 
service for 24 hours a day.

Automatic Books Return Machines which are located on the 1st floor of the General Reading Room provide returning books service for 24 hours a day.

There are 4 Ticket Managing 
Machines for General 
Reading Rooms in the south 
of the library. Users can use 
the General Reading Rooms 
for 4 hours a day with a 
ticket. (Renewal possible)

There are 4 Ticket Managing Machines for General Reading Rooms in the south half of the library. Users can use the General Reading Rooms for 4 hours a day with a ticket. (Renewal possible)

This is National Tests 
Information Room located on 
the 4th floor.

This is National Tests Information Room located on the 4th floor.

This is Public Services 
Department(Periodicals) 
located on the 2nd floor.

This is Public Services Department(Periodicals) located on the 2nd floor.

Periodicals Room is on the 
2nd floor. You can have 
access to journals, academic 
journals, dissertations, the 
materials of the National 
Assemble E-Library, External 
Documents Service there.

Periodicals Room is on the 2nd floor. You can have access to journals, academic
journals, dissertations, the materials of the National Assemble E-Library, External Documents Service there.

Hours & Schedule

Graduate School of Hours & Schedule
Classification Open Hours Closed
General Reading Room Open for 24 hours a day All year round (Closed under inevitable conditions such as electricity failure)
Resource Room During semesters
  • Monday∼Friday : 09:00-21:00
  • Satureday∼Sunday : 09:00-17:00
Holidays / Anniversary of the opening of the school / Under inevitable conditions such as electricity failure
During vacations
  • Monday∼Sunday : 09:00 - 17:00

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