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The Grand People's Study House,
which is situation in Central District, Pyongyang, has a
total floor space of 100,000 square meters.
It has sturdy pillars of white
granite and curving roofs in many stories laid with
graceful and soft ornamentation, showing magnificent
national architectural beauty.
The pavilions on either side of the
main building are fitten with two clocks, from which
"Song of General Kim Il Sung", an immortal
revolutionary paean, wafts.
The building is unique in
architectural style and its interior has been perfectly
The imposing building has halls and
corridors of marble, floors decorated with the jade
patterns of flowers and stairs of high-grade stones.
The study house offers more than
5,000 seats and 12,000 people can use it every day.
It can house 30 million volumes and contains more than 600
rooms provided with the requisite conditions for study.
All the rooms have been well
lit. There are more than 10 reading rooms and the
books are brought by the automatic signal system.
In 17 record lecture rooms, the
versions of foreign books are available and the records
can be heard or lent.
There are many lecture rooms.
In a large lecture room with 800 seats, lectures on social
and natural sciences, symposiums and film shows are held.
Professionals and working people can
improve their knowledge by taking part in the short
course, lectures, invitation lectures,
questions-and-answer course or using scientific films, the
records and tapes.
Leading officials from different
domains, scientists, technicians and university teachers
attend lectures on the latest science and techniques in
these rooms regularly. These lecture rooms are equipped
with fine facilities, including TV sets, tape recorders,
movie projectors, slide projectors, automatic blackboards
and so on.
Besides, there are information rooms
to help circulate new technical data and the catalogues of
books to the local areas and advertise them through
television and radio and the question-and-answer rooms are
also used effectively.
The study house also has a printing
shop equipped with printing and photographic facilities
and welfare facilities. The study house helps North
Korean people acquire the political theory, science and
techniques and improve cultural attainment. It is a
grand palace of learning, an important base of
intellectualizing the whole of society and a
correspondence university of the working people.
The Grand People's Study House was
built in one year and 9 months under the attentive
guidance of the Workers' Party of Korea.
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