NIFoS Library is established to advance forestry-related research.
The library owns about 50,000 volumes and 200 kinds of academic journals, most of which are books on forest, forestry, woods, animals and plants.

Opening hours
  • Monday through Friday, 09:00~18:00
  • Saturday, Sunday and national holidays
  • Days determined by NIFoS’s Director General for specific reasons
Using the Library
  • Open to NIFoS’s employees and visitors
  • Procedure: Deposit your belongings in the locker room in front of the library except writing materials before entrance.
  • Visitors to NIFoS need to deposit ID and get visitor’s card at the main entrance of NIFoS.
Reading materials
  • Visitors can find and read materials stocked in the reading room.
  • To use materials stocked in the archive, search for the material on the computer placed at the reading room and fill the request form with signature and book number.
  • For visitors who are not NIFoS employees, materials cannot be taken outside the library and are only available in materials room.
Copying can be requested during library use.
  • Bring your own copy papers for copying materials.
  • Postal code: 02455
  • Address: National Institute of Forest Science, 57 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Contact: +82-02-961-2522 / FAX : (02) 967-5101 / E-mail : nifos@korea.kr
By Subway
  • 15 minutes walk (1.2 km) from Cheongnangni station (exit #2) of Line #1
  • 17 minutes walk (1.4 km) from Hoegi station (exit #2) of Line #1
  • 7 minutes walk (0.5 km) from Korea University station (exit #3) of Line #6
By Bus
  • Take bus #273(Kyung Hee University bound) at Hoegi station and take off at KIDA station
  • Take bus #201(Kyung Hee University bound) and take off at Hongneung Elementary School station or take the Bus(KAIST bound) at Cheongnangni station and take off at Sejong the Great Memorial Hall station
  • Take bus #1226(KAIST bound) at Cheongnangni station and take off at Sejong the Great Memorial Hall station
By Car
Jungbu Expressway(Guri IC)

Guri IC → Taereung-Guri Highway(Taereung bound) → Bukbu Highway → Exit at Woleung IC → Turn left toward Korea University and make a u-turn in front of Korea University subway station → go straight about 1 km and find NIFoS on the left

Gyungbu Expressway(Hannam Bridge)

Hannam Bridge → Gangbyeonbuk-ro(Jamsil bound) → Dongbu Highway(Uijeongbu bound) → Exit at Joongryang Bridge(Cheongnangni bound) → make a left turn at Sijosa three-way intersection toward Kyung Hee University → make a left turn at Kyung Hee University intersection toward Hongeung → go straight about 500m and find NIFoS on the right

Jayu-ro(Sungsan Bridge)

Sungsan Bridge → Inner Circulation Road(Gireum ramp) → Wolgok station entrance → turn left at Jongahm Bridge toward Hoegi → Go straight 10m toward KIST and make a left turn

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