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Latest arrangement on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will adopt further measures to maintain social distancing. From 2 December (Wednesday), the Hong Kong Central Library, six major libraries and 31 district libraries with their Students’ Study Room will implement special opening hours to provide limited services including lending and returning of library materials and picking up reserved library materials. 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will be temporarily closed until further notice. 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 will continue to provide services. During the period, public libraries will maintain the precautionary measures which include limiting the number of people entering the library and arranging cleaning break between sessions. Other library facilities including newspapers and periodicals areas, Computer and Information Centres, computer facilities, as well as hiring facilities, will be closed. Please refer to the Details.

Public Libraries Advisory Committee

The Public Libraries Advisory Committee is appointed by the Secretary for Home Affairs to advise the Government on the following:

  1. the formulation of strategies and measures for the development of library facilities and services to achieve the broader cultural mission of the Hong Kong Public Libraries;
  2. the role, functions and management of the Hong Kong Central Library; and
  3. the encouragement of community support and partnership with different sectors in promoting reading, lifelong learning and literary arts.

The Advisory Committee is composed of professionals, academics, community personalities and government representatives, whose appointments are for two years.

 

 

 

Term of office

From May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2022.

Membership list

Chairman Mr Lee Wai-kwong, Sunny, JP
Vice-Chairman Ms Loo Shirley Marie Therese, BBS, MH, JP
Members Mr CHAN Kin-hung, Charles
  Ms Chan Lai-ha, Diana
  Ms CHAN Yuk-yin
  Hon CHENG Wing-shun, Vincent, MH, JP
  Ms Cheung Sze-wing, Spring
  Mr CHOW Bok-hin, Felix
  Mr Chow Tsz-lit
  Mr CHOY Sai-hung
  Ms CHOY Siu-min, Linda
  Prof CHUI Yat-hung
  Ms Ho Lan-sang
  Mr Hung Kam-in, MH
  Ms Ip Kam-lin, Karen
  Mr Kwok Sze-hang, Brian
  Ms Lam Yan-tung, Irisa
  Representative of the Education Bureau
  Representative of the Home Affairs Bureau
  Representative of the Government Records Service
  Representative of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Enquiry: Secretariat
Public Libraries Advisory Committee
11/F Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2921 0274