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All Hong Kong Public Libraries will resume normal opening hours

With effect from 19 April (Monday), all public libraries will resume normal opening hours. Mobile libraries (except mobile library van or service points that are currently undergoing maintenance work) will also resume service from the same day. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement 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), and limit the number of readers entering the library to avoid gathering and foster social distancing. Please refer to the Details.

Mobile libraries shall resume the calculation of overdue fines with effect from 3 May. Readers are advised to renew their borrowed items on time or return the overdue items as soon as possible in order not to incur overdue fines.


The Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has launched a pilot scheme to set up three Self-service Library Stations, one each on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and the New Territories. These stations provide round-the-clock services, such as borrowing, return, payment and pickup of reserved library materials.

Presently, many readers choose to pick up reserved library materials at the Self-service Library Stations of the Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai. Due to the limited storage space at the Self-service Library Stations, reserved library materials need to be put on shelves on a queuing basis, readers may take a longer time to pick up their reserved library materials. During this period, the status of the reserved item will be displayed as “Transit Hold”. If reader wishes to change the pick-up location to other libraries, please contact the Self-service Library Station Office at 2891 9355 from 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays to Saturdays for the arrangement.

Self-service Library Station (Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai)

 Photo of Self-service Library Station (Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai)

Self-service Library Station (Hong Kong Cultural Centre)

 Photo of Self-service Library Station (Hong Kong Cultural Centre)

Self-service Library Station (Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area)

 Photo of Self-service Library Station (Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area)