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NLK Project

NLK Digitized Materials Service

Supports research for Korean Studies by increasing accessibility of NLK digititized materials from overseas libraries
Current status of digitized materials

As of January, 2020

Type No. of contents No. of Books No. of files(pages) Type No. of contents No. of Books No. of files(pages)
8,115,030 1,488,062 318,986,090
Old books 67,456 128,638 17,194,261


Official gazettes 336,239 3,821 147,133
Old maps 123 196 5,293 Newspapers 6,323,391 624 392,401
Textbooks 3,843 4,485 918,485 Magazine·journals (article) 77,778 5,063 14,730,352
General books 735,592 750,562 208,698,623 Magazine·journals (volume) 96,705 92,426
children’s books 79,566 87,627 10,618,978 Official publications Monographs 14,525 19,175 4,356,464
materials of the Japanese government general of Korea
(~ 1945)
82,238 91,820 35,739,703 Serials - - -
Thesis 130,175 130,457 20,374,512
Non-book materials Music scores 157,189 157,189 570,513
Korea-related materials in foreign language 9,307 15,064 5,150,818 Others - - -
Classical novels in Korean 903 915
How to use
  • Free use
    • Applicable to materials with copyrights expired or those permitted for free use
  • Copyrighted use through partnership agreement process  Download Agreement Process
    • Applicable to digital materials with copyrights
    • Accessible through designated PCs within partner libraries of the National Library of Korea
      * Copyright fee incurred when viewing/printing full-text materials in partner libraries is covered by the NLK.
  • Use full-text databases: the NLK's english website ( > Search > Digitized Materials
Contact Us
Country Library Cultural Service Center

Australian College of Christianity Library
Monash University Library

Belgium University of Leuven Library Korean Cultural Service Bruxelles
Canada University of British Columbia, Asian Library
University of Toronto Library
Korean Cultural Center in Canada
China Yanbian Library  
El Salvador USE Central Library
Finland Helsinki University Library
France L’ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Germany Berlin State Library
India University of Delhi, East Asian Studies Library Korean Cultural Center India
Japan Japan Missionary Theological Seminary Korean Cultural Service Tokyo
Kazakhstan M.S. Narikbayev Library, KAZGUU University
Mongolia National Library of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar University Library
Myanmar Yangon University of Foreign Languages
Netherlands University Bibliotheken Leiden
Poland Tadeusz Mikulski Lower Silesia Public Library Korean Cultural Center Poland
Philippines Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University  
Russia Russian State Library
Slovenia Central Social Sciences Library, University of Ljubljana
Thailand Korean Cultural Center Thailand
Turkey Korean Culture and Information Service Turkey
UK Korean Studies Library, University of Oxford
Cambridge University Library
Korean Cultural Center UK
Uruguay Korean Cultural Center Uruguay
USA Central Baptist Theological Seminary Library
Claremont Colleges Library
Harvard-Yenching Library
Korean Heritage Library
Princeton University Library
Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library at University of California Los Angeles
Stanford University Library
University of California Langson Library
University of Chicago Library
University of Southern California Library
University of Washington Library
World Mission University Library
David Allan Hubbard Library - Fuller Theological Seminary
Presbyterian Theological Seminary of America
Queens Public Library
Reformed University
Korean Cultural Center NY
Uzbekistan National Library
Vietnam The Library of the University of Social Sciences And Humanities, Vietnam National University
Korean International School in HCMC
National Library of Viet Nam