Bucheon City Library

Republic of Korea

Bucheon is famous for its well-organized library network comprising of 128 libraries in total, including 13 city libraries, 21 small public libraries that are operated through the budget of Bucheon City, 70 small private libraries that were started and are operated autonomously by citizens, 18 miniature libraries (Spore libraries) that were built in places such as markets and offices where many people gather, and 2 smart libraries, which are operated automatically in subway stations and 4 university libraries that are open to the citizens of Bucheon, as well. To encourage residents to use theses libraries, the city aims to ensure that all residents are only 5 minutes’ walking distance from a library and offers a variety of lectures on culture and educational programs at the libraries.


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