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This is a library for everybody. This is at least what they say. The rooms were packed with students, reading in old books, studying the Juche Ideology or simply study their major. As we have been in winter time and there is no heating, all students were wrapped in tons of clothes and it was still very freezing in there. They do have some books from abroad and they are supposed to have "every book that has been published in the 90's worldwide". To prove, they showed us some german books, which were published around the 50's and 60's and even those have never been seen from the students.... funny, ey?

The building itself looks very beautiful from the outside. It is held in a traditional korean style with green roof.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 23, 2006
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