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Special Library Opening Hours

There will be special opening hours for all branches of Hong Kong Public Libraries on the day following the Chung Yeung Festival (26th October 2020). Please refer to the Library Notice for details.

Hong Kong Public Libraries to be reopened from 29 September resuming normal opening hours

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major libraries and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier (17 Sep).  From 29 September, all other 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will resume service. All reopened public libraries and their students’ study rooms will resume normal opening hours. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures, including arrangement of cleaning sessions. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of all libraries with normal opening hours, counting of overdue fines shall be resumed from 19 October 2020. Readers are advised to return the overdue items in order not to incur overdue fines.

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.