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Borrow and return services of public libraries gradually resumed

From 21 May, following the earlier opening of the Hong Kong Central Library and the six major libraries (namely City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library), other 12 district libraries (namely Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Lockhart Road, Lai Chi Kok, Lam Tin, Ngau Chi Wan, Yau Ma Tei, Fanling, Tai Po, Tiu Keng Leng, Tsing Yi and Tung Chung Public Library) will be reopened with limited services, including lending and returning of library materials, and picking up of library materials reserved. All reopening libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange admission by sessions and limit the number of people entering the library. Members of the public will be subject to body temperature checks before admission. Children aged under 12 are allowed to enter the library only when accompanied by an adult. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, partial computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. Other facilities including newspapers and periodicals area, reference library, etc., will remain closed. Please refer to the Details.

Other facilities resumed earlier include the book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai.

Other public libraries and their students’ study room, and mobile libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly.

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.