Korean centre opens its library to all

(Photo courtesy of Korean Cultural Center)

Good news for bookworms with a passion for Korean culture. The Korean Cultural Center's library is allowing patrons to borrow its materials -- Korean books, magazines and DVDs -- and bring them home.

Formerly, visitors were only allowed to read or use the materials within the library since its opening in 2013. The new service has been introduced to strengthen the relationship with Thai visitors in times of the decrease in outdoor activities due to the Covid-19 situation.

The library has stocked more than 2,300 books covering Korean literature, history, tourism, Korean studies, and children's books. It also possesses more than 700 CDs and DVDs about Korean movies, series, and music as well as 40 titles of periodic publications regarding movies, fashion, culture and art.

Visitors are required to sign up for membership and pay a deposit of 500 baht, which will be returned after their membership is terminated. Each member can borrow up to five books and two sets of DVDs at a time.

The centre is also planning to join hands with educational institutions in Thailand to hold a roving library and a Korean book exhibition in the near future.

The library is on the 2nd floor and opens on weekdays from 9am to 5pm. The Korean Cultural Center is located between Sukhumvit 15 and 17.

Visit facebook.com/koreanculturalcenterTH.

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