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Korean studies collection

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The Korean collection at the Penn Libraries primarily serves the needs of those researchers and scholars in Korean studies, as well as students learning the Korean language.

Links to special collections will go here if they exist.
Links to policies will go here if they exist.

Related collections

Doing research


Chosun Ilbo Digital Archive (PennKey required)

Reference works

Major journals

Book databases & eBook platforms

Research guides


The Korean studies liaison provides in-class and in-library workshops and instruction sessions, as well as individual reference consultations in person and virtually.

To obtain materials not in Penn's collection, patrons can use BorrowDirect+, E-ZBorrow, and Inter-Library Loan. Generally, BorrowDirect+ has many works in Korean. Through these three services, patrons can get many non-rare books in Korean sent to the Penn Libraries for their use.

New books in Korean