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Hong Kong Central Library Compulsory Testing Notice

In view of the Compulsory Testing Notice issued by the Government, persons who had visited the Hong Kong Central Library from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4 January 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 5 January 2022 or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 6 January 2022 must strictly follow the compulsory testing requirements and undergo the tests on time as required. Details of the compulsory testing notice are available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website via the following link.

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Government has announced that social distancing rules will be extended until 3 February. All public libraries and their students’ study rooms and mobile libraries under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will continue to be temporarily closed. All book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including the book drop services located at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) as well as the self-service library stations at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai will maintain services. During the period, overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements. (Details)

Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Cards during Examination Season

The deadline for application for Students’ Study Room admission cards during examination season will fall on 30 January 2022, with the postmark date on the envelope taken as the application date. Applicants (including those not yet hold a HKPL library card) can apply for admission cards by post during the temporary closure of public libraries. Please refer to Notes on Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Card for details.

Referral Service at Hong Kong Central Library for The University of Hong Kong Libraries Temporary Pass

Referral Service at Hong Kong Central Library for The University of Hong Kong Libraries Temporary Pass

Starting 30 May 2007, the Hong Kong Central Library of Hong Kong Public Libraries will launch a referral service for registered readers to apply for a Temporary Pass to the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Libraries. This referral service is a resource-sharing project collaborated by the HKU Libraries and the Hong Kong Public Libraries. It aims to facilitate readers who have a genuine need to carry out in-depth research to access the resources of the HKU Libraries. The Temporary Pass entitles its holder to visit the HKU Libraries for three consecutive days.

Eligibility

  1. Applicant should be a registered reader of the Hong Kong Public Libraries;  
  2. Applicant should provide proof of research needs;
  3. The requested research materials are not available at the Hong Kong Public Libraries.

Where and How to Apply

  1. Applicant is required to fill in and submit the application form in person at the Central Reference Library on the 8/F or 9/F of the Hong Kong Central Library; 
  2. Applicant should show a valid library card/registered smart ID card and relevant proof of research needs. 

Issuing of Referral Letter and Temporary Pass

  1. A referral letter will be issued to the successful applicant within three working days; 
  2. Applicant will be informed to collect the referral letter in person at the Central Reference Library on the 8/F or 9/F of the Hong Kong Central Library; 
  3. Successful applicant should bring along the referral letter to the HKU Main Library in person for the application of the Temporary Pass.  Requests for renewal of the Temporary Pass, where necessary, should be made to the HKU Libraries direct.

Enquiry

E-mail: hkcl_ref@lcsd.gov.hk

Phone: 2921 0222

Fax: 2881 5500

Please click here to view the Notes to Applicants.