Massive shelves holding over 10,000 records and 3,000 music books occupy two floors of the Hyundai Card Music Library, which opened in between Hangangjin and Itaewon in 2015 as part of the Hyundai Card Library projects series. It boasts some of the world's rarest records, including the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen” single, of which there are only 10 copies left of in the world, and the controversial alternative cover to the Beatles’ 1966 album, ‘Yesterday and Today’. Guests can sample a plethora of music, from 1970's western electronic music to Korean hip-hop, Hyundai Card Music Library has something for everyone to enjoy. Six listening stations are set up with record players and headphones, and workers at the library can assist you in case you don't know how to operate a vinyl player. DJs also play daily and take music requests.
The one caveat is that the library is open only to Hyundai Card holders. However, Hyundai Card holders are allowed to bring up to two guests per visit, so if you have a friend with a Hyundai Card, either borrow it or have them take you there. However, even if you don't have a Hyundai Card, the library has quite a few spots open to the public. A record store located just across from the library's entrance sells the latest vinyl releases as well as record players and various other audio and stereo equipment. There's also a concert hall called Hyundai Card Music Library Understage located in the basement that regularly hosts performances by some of Korea's top independent acts, with shows going on every week.
|Company Name||Hyundai Card Music Library (현대카드 Music Library)|
|Category||Shopping IT, Tech & Electronics|
|Opening Hours||Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00|
246 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 246
Take Line 6 to Hangangjin Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 300 meters. Hyundai Card Music Library will be on your left.