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All Hong Kong Public Libraries will be reopened

With effect from 19 April (Tuesday), students’ study rooms of the Hong Kong Public Libraries will be reopened. With effect from 21 April (Thursday), all public libraries and mobile libraries will resume services. In accordance with the Government's latest Vaccine Pass requirements, Vaccine Pass arrangement will be implemented on the same dates, other precautionary measures include limiting the number of people entering the library and users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. For details of service resumption, opening hours and admission arrangement, please refer to Details.

Calculation of overdue fines will be resumed from 5 May for late return of library items. Readers are advised to renew their borrowed items on time or return the overdue items as soon as possible in order not to incur overdue fines.

Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Card during examination season

The application result announcement date for Students’ Study Room admission card is 19 April 2022. (Notice)

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