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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.

Subject Talks on "New Era of IT" 2021

Subject Talks on

This talk series aims to introduce the latest knowledge on the developement and use of information technology.

(Subject Talks on "New Era of IT" will be held at the Hong Kong Central Library in March, June, September and December of 2021.)

Past Activities

"Smart Living" in the New Normal
Date: 2021/12/11 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Activity Room 1)
Description: The long-lasting pandemic has been increasing the social distancing between people, but also accelerated citizens' adoption of science-and-technology innovation products and services. Besides, the style of smart living becomes part of the new normal. The speaker will share his observations and experience of smart living, covering various technological applications in healthcare and epidemic prevention, work as well as daily life.
How to Extend or Revive the Life of Personal Computer? (Full)
Date: 2021/9/18 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Activity Room 1)
Description: Personal Computer is a necessity in daily life. When these key device breakdown, it causes headache not only money but a nuisance. Of course, we can replace the PC regularly, but it is not friendly to the environment. The speaker will share his experience and method to extend the life of these electronic gadgets.
Mobile Payment in Hong Kong (Full)
Date: 2021/6/12 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Activity Room 1)
Description: Mobile Payment is very popular in Hong Kong, from retail-chain stores to individual-owned shops. It seems convenient to use the mobile payment applications, such as Apple Pay, Ailpay HK, Google Pay, WeChat Pay, Tap&Go, etc. and these applications always provide attractive discounts. However, people may hold back due to security issues. In this talk, we can learn more about this.
The Impact of Hyperautomation on Enterprises and Individuals (Cancelled)
Date: 2021/3/13 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Activity Room 1)
Description: Typical automation uses technology to automate tasks that once required humans to complete. Hyperautomation includes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). It also covers a series of tools that can be automated, such as analysis, design, monitoring, and so on. Hyperautomation usually leads to the creation of the organisation's Digital Twin. Speakers will share mainstream Hyperautomation tools/platforms and explore the impact on enterprises and individuals.
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