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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.

Addendum to Press Release on 15th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature


12.05.2020

Addendum to Press Release on 15th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature

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  Organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 15th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature prize presentation ceremony was held on 26 November 2019 at the Hong Kong Central Library. The list of winners in the Press Release on 26 November 2019 regarding the name/title in English is updated as follows:

Prize Title Author
Poetry Category
Biennial Award Life as a Bystander Yip Ying-kit
Recommended Prize Cherry and King Kong: Poem Selections 2013 - 2016 Liu Wai-tong
Essay Category
Biennial Award Memories Unburdened by Sorrow Hung Wai-yee
Recommended Prize Evanescence Pun Kwok-ling
Fiction Category
Biennial Award My Hong Kong Stories Hui Wing-fai
Recommended Prize The Daily of Dusts Cheung Yuen-man
Literary Criticism Category
Biennial Award Sentiments of a Turbulent Era: Hong Kong and its Literature during the Sino-Japanese War Chan Chi-tak
Recommended Prize Hong Kong Dark Cinema: Film Noir, Re-conceptions and Reflexivity Chan Kim-mui
Recommended Prize Scholars as Sinological Translators
(authoritative title)
Kwan Sze-pui Uganda
Children and Youth Literature Category
Biennial Award The Green Hell Chiu Ka-man
Recommended Prize The King's Little Secret Carrie Huang

  The above winning titles and the award-winning books in previous years have been included in the HKPL's collection for public browsing. For details of the awards, please visit www.hkpl.gov.hk/biennialaward.