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Borrow and return services of public libraries gradually resumed

From 21 May, following the earlier opening of the Hong Kong Central Library and the six major libraries (namely City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library), other 12 district libraries (namely Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Lockhart Road, Lai Chi Kok, Lam Tin, Ngau Chi Wan, Yau Ma Tei, Fanling, Tai Po, Tiu Keng Leng, Tsing Yi and Tung Chung Public Library) will be reopened with limited services, including lending and returning of library materials, and picking up of library materials reserved. All reopening libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange admission by sessions and limit the number of people entering the library. Members of the public will be subject to body temperature checks before admission. Children aged under 12 are allowed to enter the library only when accompanied by an adult. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, partial computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. Other facilities including newspapers and periodicals area, reference library, etc., will remain closed. Please refer to the Details.

Other facilities resumed earlier include the book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai.

Other public libraries and their students’ study room, and mobile libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly.

Hong Kong Central Library Introduction

The 12-storey high building occupies a gross area of 9,400 sq. metres and a floor area of 33,800 sq. metres. The construction cost is HK$690 million. It is the biggest library facility among the Hong Kong Public Libraries System.

The arch-shaped entrance at the front elevation of the Hong Kong Central Library represents the Gate to Knowledge, while the graphics in the shape of triangle, square and circle denote different meanings. The circle stands for the sky, the square for the land and the triangle for accumulation of knowledge.

With its commissioning in May 2001, the Hong Kong Central Library not only provides a full range of library facilities on a larger scale, but also provides comprehensive reference and information services to a fuller extent. Other major facilities include self-charging terminals, bookdrop service, information kiosks and Multimedia Information System.

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The Hong Kong Central Library is an intelligent building, built on a network flooring system to provide flexibility for the supply of power, telecommunication and further change and expansion. Hong Kong Central Library has been designated as the depository library in Hong Kong for nine international organizations, namely, Asian Development Bank, European Union, International Labour Organization, International Maritime Organization, United Nations, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, World Bank, World Trade Organization and World Food Programme.

All reading tables are provided with power outlets, readers may use their own portable computers to search for the information available on the library system and the Internet through WiFi connection. Readers can also access a wide range of multimedia databases on CD-ROMs and the Internet through the Internet & Digital Service (IDS)  workstations.

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