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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.

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
Two or 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.

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.    
  • All non-printed library materials (e.g. audio cassettes, CDs, etc.) must be returned at the service counter of the public libraries.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Enquiry
For enquiry, please call 2414 5555.