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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.

Hiring Services at Hong Kong Central Library

 

 

Re-opening of Venue

Starting from 1 April (Thursday), the number of audience members allowed in major facilities of the Hong Kong Central Library including the Lecture Theatre will be increased to 75% of the original capacity.  Consecutive seats will be limited to four.  The capacity of minor facilities such as Activity Rooms 1 & 2 will also be raised to 75% of the original.  All venue users/ audiences are required to put on their own masks and scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before entering the venue.

Notes to Venue Users

  • All users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before entering the venue
  • Temperature screening upon entering the venue
  • Any users with fever or respiratory symptoms should refrain from using the venue facilities and seek medical assistance immediately
  • All need to observe hand hygiene (i.e., wash hands with liquid soap and water properly, or clean hands by rubbing with 70-80% alcohol-based handrub when hands are not visibly soiled)
  • All need to wear their own masks
  • Maintain appropriate physical distancing in hiring units and common areas
  • All should avoid sharing of items
  • No eating or drinking in hiring units