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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.

Book Drop Service at 3 Major MTR Interchange Stations

MTR bookdrop

Introduction
The Hong Kong Public Libraries provides book drop service at three major MTR interchange stations, namely Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong Stations to make it more convenient for people to return borrowed library books.

Location of Book Drops
Four book drops are placed within the paid area in each of the above-mentioned MTR interchange stations. Details are as follows:

MTR Interchange Stations

Location of Book Drops

Number of Book Drop

Central

  • Transfer Concourse near the pedestrian subway to Hong Kong Station

2 Nos.

 

  • Concourse to Entrance/ Exit K (near Station Control Room)

1 No.

 

  • Concourse to Entrance/ Exit K (near ticket gates)

1 No.

Kowloon Tong

  • Kwun Tong Line Concourse (towards Exits A and E)

2 Nos.

 
  • Kwun Tong Line Concourse (next to the Customer Service Centre)

2 Nos.

Nam Cheong

  • West Rail Line Concourse (towards Exits A and B)

2 Nos.

 
  • West Rail Line Concourse (towards Exits C and D)

2 Nos.

Please click here to see the location map of the Book Drops in each designated station.

Notes for Using Book Drops at the MTR Stations

  • The Book Drops are available for use during the operating hours of each designated station.   
  • The Book Drop is for returning books from the Hong Kong Public Libraries only.  Loan records of readers will be updated within 48 hours after books are returned.                    
  • Readers may check the updated borrower records through the following 24-hour enquiry services of the Hong Kong Public Libraries:

                     Telephone: 2827 2833 / 2698 0002
                     Website: http://www.hkpl.gov.hk  
  • Books should be placed inside the Book Drop.  If the Book Drop is full, please try another one in the station.  Do not force books into or leave them outside the Book Drop.    

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Enquiry
For enquiry, please call 2414 5555.