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Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will adopt further measures to maintain social distancing. From 15 July 2020 (Wednesday), all public libraries and their students’ study room will be temporarily closed. All book drop services of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and those located at three MTR 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 also suspend services. Public libraries will continue to provide online services such as e-Books and e-Databases. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, due date of reservation pick up will be extended and the maximum number of renewal increased accordingly. All library programmes will be cancelled. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements details.

 

"Joyful Reading at Your Neighbourhood: Library-on-Wheels" Pilot Project

From 15 July 2020, the "Library-on-Wheels" programmes will be cancelled until further notice.

 

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"Joyful Reading at Your Neighbourhood: Library-on-Wheels" Pilot Project

To further promote a city-wide reading culture, the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) will enhance library outreach activities and launch the "Joyful Reading at Your Neighbourhood: Library-on-Wheels" Pilot Project in January 2020. A specially designed truck will turn into the Library-on-Wheels and visit locations with heavier pedestrian flow but far from existing library facilities in a convenient manner. About 300 books on a specific theme will be selected for readers to borrow. Self-borrowing and returning equipment and tablets are also available. The pilot project aims to promote theme-based reading, library self-charging service, e-books, electronic resources and online services, and familiarise non-frequent library users with the vast resources and accessible services of public libraries.

 

Activities Organised by the Library-on-Wheels

  • Borrowing of Books through Self-service Equipment
    About 300 Chinese and English books on a specific theme will be selected for registered readers of the HKPL to borrow through self-service equipment. Patrons are also welcome to return books borrowed from Hong Kong Public Libraries through the bookdrop.
  • e-Reading Experience
    Patrons can experience the fun of e-reading, borrow and read e-books and e-magazines anywhere and anytime, and explore a wide range of HKPL’s e-databases for knowledge acquisition or leisure reading.
  • Reading Promotion Activities
    Interactive activities such as colouring, fun crafts and quizzes will be held on a regular basis. Themed book displays, story-telling sessions and cultural programmes will be organised on Saturdays and Sundays. Activities on public holidays will be announced in due course. Please visit Latest News for details.

Event Calendar of the Library-on-Wheels

Schedule of July_as at 13.7.2020

Suspended on the following days
- New Year's Day, the First, Second and Third Day of the Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
- Scheduled weekly closing day for regular maintenance and cleaning

* Last updated on 14 July 2020. Actual arrangements are subject to circumstances of the days of activities. Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.

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