Among the foreign books held by the National Assembly Library, approximately 70 percent have not been checked out. As a public library run by taxpayers’ money, it must figure out ways to maximize usage by conducting surveys and studies on customer demand.
According to a report from the Budget Office of the National Assembly, the National Assembly Library, one of the two towers in terms of the volume of books in Korea together with the National Library of Korea, purchased more than 18,000 books from overseas on average for the past three years by adding 18,413 books in 2011, 18,131 books in 2012 and 18,211 books in 2013.
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