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All Hong Kong Public Libraries will resume normal opening hours

With effect from 19 April (Monday), all public libraries will resume normal opening hours. Mobile libraries (except mobile library van or service points that are currently undergoing maintenance work) will also resume service from the same day. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures (including users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission), and limit the number of readers entering the library to avoid gathering and foster social distancing. Please refer to the Details.

Mobile libraries shall resume the calculation of overdue fines with effect from 3 May. Readers are advised to renew their borrowed items on time or return the overdue items as soon as possible in order not to incur overdue fines.

Discussion Room

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Discussion Rooms of the Hong Kong Central Library are located on 6/F, 9/F and 10/F.  Bookings can be made by readers on the same day for discussion of library materials.  Depending on the size of the Discussion Room, it can accommodate two to six or eight users (subject to the maximum and minimum numbers of users as specified by the Library for respective rooms).  Hirers/users shall ensure that the number of users falls within the allowed range during the hiring session.  Applications for hiring a discussion room can be made at the service counter of the respective floor for one hour, one and a half hours or two hours on the same day.  Each hirer can hire a Discussion Room for up to two hours per day.  Details of the hire charges are as follows:

Discussion RoomArea (sq.m.)No. of Users AllowedCharges for 1st hour (HK$)Charges for every subsequent half-hour (HK$)
616 (6/F) 16.7 2 to 8 65 33
618 & 619 (6/F) 12.9 2 to 6 50 25
912 (9/F) 14.5 2 to 8 57 29
913 (9/F) 11.1 2 to 6 43 22
914 (9/F) 14.5 2 to 8 57 29
1016 & 1017 (10/F) 8.3 2 to 6 32 16