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Hong Kong Central Library Compulsory Testing Notice

In view of the Compulsory Testing Notice issued by the Government, persons who had visited the Hong Kong Central Library from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4 January 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 5 January 2022 or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 6 January 2022 must strictly follow the compulsory testing requirements and undergo the tests on time as required. Details of the compulsory testing notice are available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website via the following link.

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Government has announced that social distancing rules will be extended until 3 February. All public libraries and their students’ study rooms and mobile libraries under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will continue to be temporarily closed. All book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including the book drop services located at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong 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 maintain services. During the period, overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements. (Details)

Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Cards during Examination Season

The deadline for application for Students’ Study Room admission cards during examination season will fall on 30 January 2022, with the postmark date on the envelope taken as the application date. Applicants (including those not yet hold a HKPL library card) can apply for admission cards by post during the temporary closure of public libraries. Please refer to Notes on Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Card for details.

Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2020

Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2020

Date & Time: 15 April 2020 (Deadline of Submission)
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

The Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese was launched by the Public Libraries in 1979 and has been organised bi-annually since 1992. It aims to enhance public appreciation of and interest in Chinese literary writing. The Awards is divided into six categories, including Poetry, Essays, Fictions, Literary Criticism, Children's Stories and Children's Picture Stories.

Organiser
Organised by Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council



Prizes
There will be 1 First Prize, 1 Second Prize, 1 Third Prize and 5 Merit Prizes in each catagory:
First Prize: HKD18,000 cash prize
Second Prize: HKD15,000 cash prize
Third Prize: HKD11,000 cash prize
5 Merit Prizes: HKD 7,500 cash prize for each awardee
(Each of the award winners will receive a certificate of the award as a kind of recognition.)


Deadline of Submission
15 April 2020
(For entries send by registered post, the post mark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission. For entries submitted by hand, submission will be accepted only during opening hours of Fa Yuen Street Public Library. Underpaid mail or late submission will not be accepted.)


Submission Venue
(4/F., Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building, 123A Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon)
Remark: During the temporary closure of Fa Yuen Street Public Library, please mail the application form with the entry to Fa Yuen Street Public Library, 4/F, Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building, 123A Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon. Please specify "Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2020" on the envelope.



Result Announcement
Result will be announced in November 2020.


Application Form available at

  • Hong Kong Public Library
  • Here (Chinese Version Only)

For Enquiry
2921 2645 / 2928 4601 (Extension Activities Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries)
Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays) : 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


# For the award details, please refer to the application form (Chinese Version Only) .