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Some Public libraries to be reopened from 17 September onwards

Self-service library stations and book drop service have been resumed on 2 September.  From 17 September, the Hong Kong Central Library, six major libraries and 31 district libraries will be partially reopened. The libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange sessional admission, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures. Lending and returning of library materials and picking up reserved library materials will be offered. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, reference library, some of the computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. Other facilities including newspapers and periodicals area and hiring facilities, etc. will remain closed. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of the aforesaid libraries, the maximum number of renewal will resume to five consecutive times from 23 September except for item which is reserved by another reader. Other public libraries and their students’ study rooms, 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.

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