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More public libraries and services to be reopened from 3 April onwards

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier. From 3 April, all small libraries will be reopened. More services and facilities including newspapers and periodicals services, reference library and partial computer facilities in all libraries will also be resumed. All libraries will implement special opening hours, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other 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). From 7 April, the HKCL and six major libraries will resume normal opening hours with arrangement of cleaning session. Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Hong Kong Public libraries has resumed calculation of overdue fines from 5 March, except for mobile libraries. Patrons are advised to return their overdue items as soon as possible to avoid incurring overdue fines. Patrons are advised to renew or return their borrowed items on time to avoid incurring overdue fines.

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-Chairperson 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 Ka-man
  Ms Ho Lan-sang
  Mr Hung Kam-in, MH
  Ms Ip Kam-lin, Karen
  Mr Kwok Sze-hang, Brian
  Ms LAM Pui-tung, Tendy
  Ms Lam Yan-tung, Irisa
  Representative of the Education Bureau
  Representative of the Government Records Service
  Representative of the Home Affairs Bureau
  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