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Library - Introductions

  • Greeting

    KNDU library has provided information on national security and military affairs for the past 60 years.

    Possessing approximately 550,000 volumes of books and research materials, the KNDU has continuously expanded its capability through efforts such as full-text DB construction. We have propelled electronic development, starting with the introduction of the self-borrowing/return system in 2006.

    Our vision is to be a leading national library in the field of security and military affairs.

    Also, we are striving to live up to the knowledge information society by continually promoting information sharing and cooperation for arts and science data with domestic and international university libraries and research institutes.

    Your continued consideration and support for our library will be deeply appreciated.

    Diector of Library
    Prof,Yong-Do Shin

  • History

    • 1955. 08 Library established upon founding of the National Defense College(Gwanhundong Seoul)
    • 1956. 03 Relocated to the present position from Gwanhundong
    • 1972. 10 Old Library Building completed(1,762㎡)
    • 1991. 01 Library Constructed on NWC campus(NWC established)
    • 1993. 02 Relocated to Susaek Campus
    • 2000. 01 Library rearranged as a property of KNDU
    • 2001. 08 The Digital Library activated
    • 2003. 09 Internet library service launched
    • 2006. 04 RFID-based Self-Borrowing/Return System launched
    • 2007. 09 Multimedia Center opened
    • 2008. 10 An integrated NDDL System and a web-based Management Library Information System developed
    • 2009Take part in the National Library of Korea as a representative Library of national security
    • 2009. 11 NDDL(National Defense Digital Library) System established
    • 2009. 12 Language Lab & Group Study Room opened
    • 2011. 06 English News Room opened
    • 2012. 01 Digital Newspaper Kiosk
    • 2013. 06 130 Recommended Books Published
    • 2013. 11 Saturday Library Opened
    • 2014. 01 Library Artifact Installed
    • 2015. 01 Family Books Corner Opened
    • 2015. 11 NDDL Information Retrieval Upgraded
    • 2016. 10 Advanced Research on establishment on integrated management system of National Defense Research Product
    • 2017. 08 Relocated to Nonsan Campus
  • Present Status of Stocked Books (~'17.12.31 The number of books)

    Division Main Library
    Books Korean 203,974
    Japanese 23,417
    Western 59,746
    Subtotal 287,137
    Periodicals Korean
    (1334jong)
    80,354
    Japanese
    (64jong)
    13,124
    Western
    (642jong)
    39,228
    Subtotal
    (2,041jong)
    132,706
    Education and Reference Resource In-School thesis 19,398
    Manual(Military) 8,876
    Seminar 8,687
    In-School reference material 23,516
    Non-book (DVD, CD) 5,971
    Subtotal 66,448
    E-BOOK(407jong) 1,446
    Special Materials 3,266
    Secret Materials 391
    Unregistered Materials 83,508
    Total 574,902