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The Sinyang Information Library was built in November, 2004, as a high-tech facility with the usual functions of a library, as well as a digital information room, Internet cafe, and computer room.

History & Background

Background of the Building

When I entered the rubber industry back in 1951, there were no advisors, professors, or technicians in the industry, and no books about rubber written in Korean. The only way to study rubber was to read books in other languages. I realized that books were my only teacher. When I was the president of the College of Engineering alumni association in 1996, I met many students who wished for a library where they can go to study more. Also, on a TV show from MBC, I learned that Harvard University has about 100 libraries.

This became even more important to me after seeing the top universities around Boston with my own eyes.Background building_Photo My thoughts were to offer my school a similar library for current and future students to study in. It seemed to be the most beneficial contribution I can make for the future of industry, and thankfully, both the dean of the College of Engineering and the superintendent agreed with my thoughts. Although it took a long time to find the right spot for construction after the basic design was completed by professor Kim, Jin Gyun, who had majored in architecture, approval was received to build the library, and construction began in May, 2003 (when Chung, Un-chan was the superintendent and Han, Min Koo was the dean of the College of Engineering). Finally, the library opened in October, 2004.

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Even though SNU had insufficient land for new buildings, I think the deep wishes of the students for a new library made all this possible.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to Bang, Hyo Geuk, the chief of Orion Construction, who was in charge of the design and supervision of the project, and Hyundai Development Company. I would also like to thank the superintendent and the faculty for giving me the chance to contribute to the development of my school, and I pray that this library will help Korea to become an advanced country and train talented people.

Chung Suk-Gyoo, Chairman of Sinyang Cultural Foundation

  • Nov. 3, 2004 Opening ceremony for Sinyang Library
  • Oct. 25, 2004 College of Engineering computer center transferred to the library
  • Oct. 11, 2004 Completion of inspection and beginning of College of Engineering computer center transfer
  • Aug. 13, 2004 Delay in construction due to design change as College of Engineering computer center moves in
  • May 29, 2003 Groundbreaking ceremony
  • May 13, 2003 Construction negotiation completed
  • Dec. 27, 2002 Contract signed with Hyundai Development Company
  • Apr. 11, 2002 Contract signed with Orion Construction
  • Dec. 20, 2001 Planning Committee evaluation, construction proposal approved
  • Nov. 14, 2001 Adjusted proposal submitted (name changed from Sinyang Engineering Library to SNU Sinyang Library)
  • Oct. 26, 2001 Planning Committee rejection (name of building, function, management plan, design are re-examined)
  • Aug. 28, 2001 In various meetings, the concept is reorganized to fit the concept of a library, and measures for addressing insufficient construction funds are examined.
  • Aug. 11, 2001 Donor’s agreement, confirmation, and building management plan submitted to the planning office
  • Aug. 1, 2001 Donation proposal for the construction of Sinyang Engineering Library submitted
  • July 23, 2001 Construction project for Sinyang Engineering Library requested
  • Nov. 26, 1999 Construction project for Sinyang Engineering Library requested

How to find us

Contact Us

서울대학교 신양학술정보관
San 56-1, Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Korea




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1st Floor
  • Information room and Internet cafe are available to anyone. A bank and coffee shop are also available.
  • Information room and Internet cafe: 1F
  • Bank: 1F
  • All facilities are open to the public.
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2nd Floor
  • PC Room 1,2: 2F 206, 207
  • Large Printouts: 2F 201
  • System/Office: 2F 205
  • Printout Room/PC Management: 2F 202, 203
  • Most facilities are open to the public.
    Printout card purchase and payment: Room 205
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3rd Floor
  • PC room, Study room, Seminar room
  • Free Reading Room: 3F 306
  • Seminar Room: 3F 302
  • Supercomputer Lab: 3F 303
  • Most facilities are open to the public.
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4th Floor
  • All facilities are open to the public with some exceptions, including the activity room, meeting room, and academic forum.
  • Group Study Room: 4F (Can be booked via the website)
  • Most facilities are open to the public.
PC Facilities

PC Facilities

Internet Cafes (44-1/105)

인터넷카페(44-1동 105호) 의 보유 컴퓨터 정보 입니다.
Integrated PC
  • CPU : Intel Core i3-3120M CPU@2.50GHz
  • Windows 7 HOME PREMIUM K (32bit)
  • Memory : 4GB
  • HDD : 500G
  • CPU : Intel Core i5 CPU @ 2.7GHz
  • GPU : AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512MB
  • Memory : 4GB
  • SSD : 256GB
  • ODD : SuperDrive
  • MAC OS X Lion 10.7

PC Lab 1 (44-1/206)

PC 실습실 1(44-1동 206호) 의 보유 컴퓨터 정보 입니다.
  • CPU : Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 @2.80GHz
  • Memory : 2GB
  • HDD : 250GB
  • ODD : DVD-RW
  • Windows 7 Enterprise K (32bit)

PC Lab 2 (44-1/207)

PC실습실 2(44-1동 207호) 의 보유 컴퓨터 정보 입니다.
  • CPU : Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 @2.80GHz
  • Memory : 2GB
  • HDD : 250GB
  • ODD : DVD-RW
  • Windows 7 Enterprise K (32bit)
  • CPU : Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 @ 2.80GHz
  • Memory : 2GB
  • HDD : 250GB
  • ODD : DVD-RW
  • Windows 7 Professional (32bit)
Other Facilites

Other Facilites

PC실습실 2(44-1동 207호) 의 보유 컴퓨터 정보 입니다.

Input/Output Lab

  • Printer: Four card printers
  • Copy machine: Two card printers (also copy machine)
  • Card printers and copy machines may be used after purchasing a card in room 205.

General Reading Room

  • Number of seats: 150
  • Hours: 24 hours a day

Elastomer Exhibition Room (44-1 4F)

Various high-tech materials and rubber-related samples are on display.


Customer Information

  • Undergraduate and graduate students may use the PC systems during the semesters in which they are enrolled and must sign up for usage at the system management office in building 44-1, room 205.
  • Students in other colleges who are taking engineering courses may use the lab for the corresponding semester only, after submitting a proof of enrollment in an engineering course and signing up for usage.
  • Data saved by users may be deleted at any time by the Information staff.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the lab, and playing games is prohibited.Students engaging in other disruptive activities will be permanently banned from PC system usage.
  • Engineering students may enter the Sinyang Library (building 44-1) only with a student ID. Students from other colleges may enter using a separate admission number (obtained at building 33-14, room 205).
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