Loyola Library opened in April, 1960 when the university was established. Initially it had been located on the second floor of the main building. The present main library building was opened in February, 1974 as the first open-stack university library in Korea. It was named Loyola Library in honor of the founder of the Society of Jesus. The two annex buildings were added in 1982 and 1997. To provide more effective services, the library relocated all its materials according to subject in 1997.
There is a Reference Service Desk at each building. Loyola 1 is for religion, philosophy and generalities, Loyola 2 is for humanities, science and engineering, and Loyola 3 is for social sciences. Loyola Library began a computerized circulation system in 1986, and it started operating a security system in 1991. The library has PC, VTR, CDP, LDP, satellite-broadcasting TV, and an audiovisual room to serve users with various media and provide students in their thesis semester with carrels to assist research.
Loyola Library has about 2,800 seats for studying and the collections include 971,000 volumes of monographs, about 8,800 titles of scholarly journals, 44,000 volumes of reference materials. Also it has microform materials, audio and video materials, old and rare materials, Web DB, e-Journals, and e-Books. We hold a "Library Week" every year, and hold regularly "User education" to help users research and study.
Link to Loyola Library Website