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1900s


1905 / 04

Founded ‘Bosung College’

1937 / 09

Opened the 30th Anniversary Library (Boseong College, currently the Main Library Old Building)

1946 / 08

Changed name to 「Korea University Library」

1955 / 04

Changed name to 「Korea University Main Library」

1957 / 04

Opened UN Reading Room

1970s


1972 / 02

Opened Medical Library

1978 / 03

Opened the 70th Anniversary Library (Currently the Main Library New Building)

1980s


1981 / 03

Opened Jochiwon Reading Room

1983 / 07

Promoted Jochiwon Reading Room to Jochiwon Library

1983 / 09

Opened Science Library

1984 / 03

Merged the AYEON Reading Room to Main Library

1986 / 11

Opened German Law Archive

1988 / 03

Changed the name of 「Jochiwon Library」 to 「Seochang Library」

1990s


1994 / 02

Introduction of a Computerized Library Management System

1991 / 06

Opened EU Document Center

1991 / 03

Construction/Relocation of Medical Library

1991 / 01

Changed the name of 「Korea University Main Library」 to 「Korea University Library」

1990 / 08

Construction/Relocation of Seochang Library

2000s


2000 / 02

Introduction of a new classification system for oriental books (DDC/New Chronological Book Number)

2001 / 05

Integration of Seochang Library and Seochang Computer Station. Installation of Seochang Academic Information Center

2002 / 03

Opening of Central Square Reading Room

2002 / 10

Groundbreaking of the Centennial Memorial Hall

2004 / 07

Remodeling of the Main Library New Building

2004 / 04

Operation of an 「Integrated Academic Information System」

2005 / 05

Opening of CDL (Centennial Digital Library)

2005 / 10

Changed the name of 「Public Health College Library」 to 「Health Science Library」

2006 / 09

Opening of Hana Square Reading Room. Remodeling of Science Library (Complete)

2007 / 03

Opening of Law Library

2008 / 01

Groundbreaking of the new Health Science Library

2008 / 02

Changed the name of「Seochang Academic Information Center」 to 「Sejong Academic Information Center」

2008 / 10

Implementation of「Library Job/Task Analysis」and the establishment of 「Korea University Library Development Plan」

2009 / 01

Completion of a new Health Science Library

2009 / 03

Remodeling of「AYEON Archive」, Changed name to「AYEON East Asia Library」

2009 / 05

Opening of「Health Science Information Hall」

2010s


2010 / 01

Establishment of 「Foreign Academic Journal Support Center (Liberal Arts)」

2010 / 02

Publication of the revised version of「Korea University Library Guidebook」

2010 / 05

Publication of the revised version of「Korea University Library Guidebook」

2010 / 07

Reorganization of the Main Library :
Academic Research Support Department (New),
Academic Information Digital Department (Renamed),
Academic Information Reading Department (Integrated with the ‘Special Data Management Department’)

2011 / 08

Remodeling of 「Sejong Academic Information Center」

2012 / 10

Remodeling of 「Sejong Academic Information Center」

2014 / 11

Opening of a Main/Science Library RFID Automation System

2015 / 01

Establishment of a Next-gen Academic Information System

2015 / 02

Establishment of a new Legal Information Management Team + Addition of a ‘Head of Law Library’ Role ,
Expansion & Reorganization of Law Library Archive
Closing of the Health Science Library following the relocation of the College of Health Science

2016 / 08

Establishment of a Library Development Plan (KU SOC@Library Project for the Academic Theme Park)

2017 / 03

Installation of C-Lounge (Collaborating/Resting Space) inside the Academic Information Center

2017 / 05

Establishment of CJ Creator Library (CCL, Start-up/Creativity Space) inside the Central Square

2018 / 02

Remodeling of the Main Library 1F (New Building)

2018 / 05

Installation of L-Lounge (Multi-purpose Reading Space) inside the Academic Information Center

2019 / 03

Remodeling of the Main Library 1F (New Building)

2019 / 07

Reorganization of the Main Library (3 Halls, 5 Departments, 1 Center, 1 Team > 1 Hall, 5 Departments

2019 / 08

Remodeling of the Hanjeok Room in the Main Library (Graduate School)

2019 / 09

Hosting of the 2019 PRRLA Annual Meeting