Starfield Library in Seoul

Starfield Library Photography Guide

The Starfield Library boasts a lofty, glass-enclosed atrium filled with books, plants, and natural light, making it a very exceptional and stunning location. Over 200,000 books, spanning many different genres and disciplines, can be found at the library. You can stroll through the room with a sense of fluidity and movement thanks to the spiral arrangement of the shelves.

The breathtaking views of the surrounding metropolis are one of the highlights of the Starfield Library. The COEX Mall’s top floor houses the library, which provides sweeping views of the cityscape and the area. You can view the city via the atrium’s glass walls as you browse the shelves, giving you a totally distinctive perspective on it.


You’ll have several chances as a photographer to capture the Starfield Library’s splendor and mood. The room is flooded with natural light, which produces a cozy and friendly ambiance that is ideal for portraiture and candid photography. The bookcases make a beautiful backdrop for close-up photographs, and the cityscape vistas are ideal for conveying the size and majesty of the area’s urban environment.

The Starfield Library offers a variety of smaller spaces and facilities in addition to the main library area, including quiet reading rooms, conference spaces, and a café. These settings offer more private and personal backdrops for photography and give the opportunity to capture a more laid-back and informal ambiance.

Best time to visit

The Starfield Library is one of the greatest places to go on weekday mornings or afternoons. You’ll have a greater chance of capturing the images you want without large groups of people in the backdrop during these hours because they tend to be less busy.
The weather should also be taken into account. Visit the library on a clear day if you want to catch the views via the glass walls and great shadow play.

How to get to Starfield Library

The subway is the quickest option.

  • Line 2 to the “Samseong station” stop or
  • Line 9 to the “Bongeunsa” stop
  • It is a 5-10 minute walk from the stations, depending on your speed and the number of people passing by.
    Attention: Google Maps is showing a wrong location for the Starfield Library. Search either for “ARABICA Seoul Starfield Library” on Google Maps or follow this link.


    No drones allowedTake tele-lens with you

    Location: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Southkorea – Attention: Google Maps pin is wrong!
    Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:00 (but earlier accessible)
    Entrance Fee: no fee
    Best time: All year long / When opening if you want to avoid crowds
    Homepage: starfield.co.kr
    Photography Equipment: No drones allowed | Wide- and Telelens recommended

    Starfield Library Photography Guide
    Starfield Library Photography Guide

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