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Starfield COEX Mall Byeolmadang Library

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Starfield COEX Mall Byeolmadang Library is one of the libraries in Korea and became an attraction to every tourist and even locals of Korea.

Libraries in Korea have become an attraction too aside from cafes, historical places, and tourists spots. This time I’ll be introducing to you one of the open-space and the largest libraries in Seoul.

Also, some of these libraries have been featured in Korean dramas like this Byeolmadang Library which has been seen in the drama Record of Youth of Park Bo-gum and Park So-dam.

READ: Record of Youth Filming Location

What is the Starfield Library?

Starfield Library or Byeolmadang Library (별마당 도서관) is one of the gigantic libraries in Korea which has a 2,800-square-meter space.  Located at Starfield COEX Mall in Gangnam, Seoul.  An open public place where anyone can enjoy reading, sit down, and take a break.

This library has a 13-meter giant bookshelf with about 70,000 different selections of books like magazines, foreign books, and different genres like economics, humanities, histories, crafts, and hobbies.

Aside from the huge collection of books the Starfield Library has also space for everyone who wants to read, do their research, or study. The library has also e-books that suit not just locals but tourists too.

READ: Seoul Book Bogo 서울책보고: Book Lovers Haven

Why is it famous?

Starfield Library became famous due to its unique design. It has the look of a traditional bookshelf but has a touch of modernity. It caught the locals’ and tourists’ attention since the place is a one-stop-shop where everyone can have coffee, shopping, eat in one place.

One of the best places to relax without spending much. A cozy place to stay and chill out from a stressful day. Everyone can stay here all day taking photos or reading books, or just sit and watch those people who come and go.

More About Starfield Library

Starfield Library is not just about books, it’s actually more than just books.  This library holds a variety of cultural events such as lectures, books concerts with music and artist talk shows, and even poetry recitals. It operates from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm.

How to get here?

The easiest and convenient way to get here is by taking the Seoul Subway. Take the subway going to Samseong station (green, line 2) and get out at exit 6. This will take you directly to Starfield COEX Mall.

What to do more at Starfield COEX Mall?


If you are a KPOP fan, SMTOWN is just around the corner, so after visiting the library you can take a tour at the SM TOWN which includes a shop for merchandise, a cafe, and a museum.

*Due to some reasons SMTOWN is now closed. 


Another is the COEX Aquarium that operates from 10:00 am up to 9:00 pm. This place is great for everyone especially for kids which can help to develop their imagination by seeing and touching a total of over 650 kinds of 40,000 underwater friends in real life.


If you are a movie lover and want to experience the Korean-style cinema you can visit the Megabox Cinema that opens from 9:00 am up to 3:00 am the next day.


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18 Replies to “Starfield COEX Mall Byeolmadang Library”

  1. Soon I know that I will have an opportunity to visit Korea. And your blog will be very helpful for me in the future. But for now I have to fix my passport first.

  2. This place looks amazing. I love visiting libraries and get one book for each city I visited. Saving this spot for next S.Korea trip!

  3. The library has really gotten me excited. If that was in the Philippines, it will be my ultimate home where I would spend most of my weekends at. Hope tk visit Korea and check out those other places too. Hahaha

  4. My boys and I are one of the few who were not really impressed, hahaha… This is more for IG and provides an amazing backdrop for a photo zone. But we go to a bookstore to read and buy books. The books at the higher level are impossibly accessible and there are very few English books and magazines…. But 100% worth it for IG:-)

  5. Went to COEX for SM Town nagulat na lang ako my library na ganito sa loob. Maingay nga lang kasi nasa loob ng mall

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