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Some Public libraries to be reopened from 17 September onwards

Self-service library stations and book drop service have been resumed on 2 September.  From 17 September, the Hong Kong Central Library, six major libraries and 31 district libraries will be partially reopened. The libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange sessional admission, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures. Lending and returning of library materials and picking up reserved library materials will be offered. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, reference library, some of the computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. Other facilities including newspapers and periodicals area and hiring facilities, etc. will remain closed. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of the aforesaid libraries, the maximum number of renewal will resume to five consecutive times from 23 September except for item which is reserved by another reader. Other public libraries and their students’ study rooms, 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.

Hong Kong Education from 1841 to 1941

Hong Kong Education from 1841 to 1941

Date & Time: Please stay tuned for the video recording release day
Speaker: Prof. Tam Man Kwan, Ph.D., B.H., B.B.S., J.P.
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries
Remarks: Conducted in Cantonese via video recording without live audience.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2921 0388

The provision of education in Hong Kong during the pre-war period was a concerted effort of the colonial government, missionary bodies and Chinese charitable organisations. Schools varied in size, vision, religious belief, curriculum, medium of instruction and student background. Orphanages, refuge homes and free schools for the disadvantaged children; boarding schools attended by children of different nationalities including local students and those from Mainland China and Southeast Asia; and day schools in tenement houses on busy streets in town or European-style mansions at the tranquil Mid-levels, all formed part of the Hong Kong education system catered for people of different cultures during the colonial period. This talk will introduce the unique schooling experience of young people in pre-war Hong Kong.