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Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges | Payment Methods

Fees and Charges

 

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Fees and Charges
(in HK dollars)

Electronic Payment Methods

(1) Overdue fine for library materials $1.5 per item per day for library materials/accompanying library materials of the adult library, and the ceiling fine is $130 per item

$0.5 per item per day for library materials/accompanying library materials of the young adult library or children’s library, and the ceiling fine is $25 per item

Octopus, Mobile Payment &
Online Credit Card Payment

(2) Reservation of library materials $3.3 per item (or the prevailing valid reservation fee at the time of collection)

Octopus, Mobile Payment &
Online Credit Card Payment

(3) Replacement of library cards / library cards for guarantor’s use $33 per card for readers aged 18 or above
$17 per card for readers under the age of 18

Octopus

(4) Refundable deposit for temporary library card for non-Hong Kong residents
(No deposit is required for borrowers with guarantors)
$170 per item, up to eight items for lending

Not Applicable

(5) Electronic lockers A User shall pay $1.5 to the Library for the use of a locker on each occasion. In the case of a school-bag deposited by a full time student or any item deposited by a disabled person or by a person of or over the age of 60, such deposit will be free of charge. Not Applicable
(6) Loss of electronic locker PIN tickets $4 each

Not Applicable

(7) Self-service Photocopying $0.5 per A4 size B/W copy
$0.6 per A3 size B/W copy
$3 per A4 size colour copy (for Hong Kong Central Library only)
$4.5 per A3 size colour copy (for Hong Kong Central Library only)

Octopus

(8) Microform printouts $1.3 per A4 size B/W copy

Octopus

(9) Computer printouts $1.3 per A4 size B/W copy
$2.6 per A3 size B/W copy (for Hong Kong Central Library only)
$3 per A4 size colour copy
$4.5 per A3 size colour copy (for Hong Kong Central Library only)

Octopus

Payment Methods

Octopus
Machine-printed receipts will be issued to readers who use Octopus card to pay for the fees and charges as specified in the table above (except photocopying charge).  For readers who use the self-service photocopying service and require a receipt, please pay cash and inform the library staff before using the service. Hong Kong Public Libraries do not provide Octopus add-value service, please ensure that your Octopus Card has sufficient remaining value to settle the payment. 

Online Credit Card Payment
Readers can log in to “My Account” via the library website to pay overdue fines and reservation fees by JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay or Visa.  After online payment by credit card, only online acknowledgement will be given and no separate receipt will be issued.  Further details can be found below:

Notes for Online Payment
Online Payment Service FAQ

Mobile Payment Service
Readers can log in to “My Account” via the "My Library" App to pay overdue fines and reservation fees by Apple Pay/Android Pay, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay or Visa. After mobile payment by digital wallet or credit card via the App, only acknowledgement in the App will be given and no separate receipt will be issued. Further details can be found below:

Notes for Mobile Payment Service
Mobile Payment Service FAQ

Cash Payment
Readers can settle payment by cash at any Hong Kong Public Libraries and receipts will be issued upon collection of payment by the library staff.

Please note: For readers who choose to settle the overdue fine and reservation fee by depositing the exact amount of money (no changes) into the coin box at the circulation counter, receipts will not be issued.  Receipts will be issued only upon prior request before depositing the money into the coin box.

Enquiry
For more information, please contact library staff on duty or call 1823.