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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.

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.