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Special Library Opening Hours

There will be special opening hours for all branches of Hong Kong Public Libraries on the day following the Chung Yeung Festival (26th October 2020). Please refer to the Library Notice for details.

Hong Kong Public Libraries to be reopened from 29 September resuming normal opening hours

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major libraries and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier (17 Sep).  From 29 September, all other 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will resume service. All reopened public libraries and their students’ study rooms will resume normal opening hours. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures, including arrangement of cleaning sessions. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of all libraries with normal opening hours, counting of overdue fines shall be resumed from 19 October 2020. Readers are advised to return the overdue items in order not to incur overdue fines.

Hong Kong Central Library Enquiry Phone List

Enquiry Phone List

Reader may approach enquiry counters at the Hong Kong Central Library for help or dial the following enquiry telephone numbers:

Department / ServiceTelephone number
School and Organization Visits 2921 0563
Hiring Facilities 2921 0503
Library Activities 2921 0535
10/F Arts Resource Centre 2921 0259
8/F Hong Kong Literature Room 2921 0323
8-9/F Central Reference Library 2921 0222
6/F Language Learning Centre 2921 0343
6/F Audio-visual Library 2921 0340
6/F Young Adult Library 2921 0335
5/F Computer and Information Centre 2921 0348
5/F Map Library 2921 0351
5/F Current Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 2921 0349
4/F Back Issues of Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 2921 0355
3/F Adult Lending Library 2921 0372
2/F Children's Multimedia Room 2921 0375
2/F Toy Library 2921 0386
2/F Children's Library 2921 0385
1/F Circulation Unit 2921 0528
G/F User Education Unit 2921 0563
General Enquiry 3150 1234*

   Suggestions, comments and enquiries about Hong Kong Central Library services or Hong Kong Central Library collections may be sent via fax to 2881 5500 or email to

* The Hotline 3150 1234 is currently handled by the "1823" of the Government. Agents of the "1823" will handle your enquiries or complaints as soon as possible or forward the case to concerned library staff to follow up. You can choose to use Cantonese, Putonghua or English to make your enquiries or complaints. If the line is busy, you may leave your message with the phone recorder and agents of "1823" will call back as soon as possible.

   During library opening hours, you can also choose to contact staff of the Hong Kong Central Library directly through this Hotline. Please dial 3150 1234 and select language. Press “2” to get information on the telephone numbers for hiring venues, library visit and various sections of the Library. After selecting the service you enquired, you can choose to transfer your call to the section immediately and contact the duty staff.