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Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will adopt further measures to maintain social distancing. From 10 December 2020 (Thursday), all public libraries and their students’ study rooms and mobile libraries will be temporarily closed until further notice. Book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and those 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 continue to provide service. Public libraries will continue to provide online services such as e-Books and e-Databases. 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.


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


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


  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