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Library - Introductions

  • Greeting

    KNDU library has been providing information on national security and military affairs for the past 65 years.

    Possessing approximately 520,000 volumes of books and research materials, the KNDU has continuously expanded its capability through various efforts such as full-text DB construction. We have implemented electronic developments systems starting with the introduction of the self-borrowing/return system in 2006.

    Our vision is to become 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 continuously promoting information sharing and cooperation for art and science data with domestic and international university libraries and research institutes.

    Your consistent support for our library will be deeply appreciated.

    Diector of Library
    Prof,Dong-Won Ryu

  • 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
    • 2000. 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
    • 2019. 09 NDDL System Development Research(BPR/ISP)
  • Present Status of Stocked Books (~'20.12.31. Volumes)

    Division Type Volums
    Books Seperate Volume 326,688
    Manual(Military) 8,993
    In-School thesis 20,705
    In-School reference materials 23,276
    Subtotal 379,662
    Non-books E-book (1,014 titles) 2,228
    VOD / DVD 8,232
    Subtotal 10,460
    Periodicals Asian (1,391 titles) 98,634
    Western (645 titles) 40,999
    Subtotal (2,036 titles) 139,633
    Special Materials 4,390
    Total 534,145