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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.

Arrangements for Opening of Public Libraries under Inclement Weather Conditions


12.10.2021

Arrangements for Static Libraries under Inclement Weather Conditions

 

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal / “Extreme Conditions” / Rainstorm Warning Signal in force before Library Opening Hours

Tropical Cyclone / Rainstorm Warning Signal issued during Library Opening Hours

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal / “Extreme Conditions” / Rainstorm Warning Signal cancelled

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above

Libraries will be closed

Libraries will be closed

Libraries will resume service within 2 hours if the signal is cancelled or lowered to Signal No.3 or below 3 hours or more before the normal closing time as conditions allow.

Libraries will remain closed if the signal is cancelled or lowered to Signal No.3 or below less than 3 hours before the normal closing time.

“Extreme Conditions”*

Libraries will be closed

 

Libraries will resume service within 2 hours if “extreme conditions” is cancelled 3 hours or more before the normal closing time as conditions allow.

Libraries will remain closed if “extreme conditions” is cancelled less than 3 hours before the normal closing time.

Black Rainstorm Warning Signal

Libraries will be closed

Libraries will remain open

Libraries will resume service within 2 hours if the signal is cancelled 2 hours or more before the normal closing time as conditions allow.

Libraries will remain closed if the signal is cancelled less than 2 hours before the normal closing time.

 

Arrangements for Mobile Libraries under Inclement Weather Conditions

 

Tropical Cyclone / Rainstorm Warning Signal in force before Mobile Library Opening Hours

Tropical Cyclone / Rainstorm Warning Signal issued during Mobile Library Opening Hours

Tropical Cyclone / Rainstorm Warning Signal cancelled

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.1 or 3 / Red Rainstorm Warning Signal

Subject to the weather and road conditions, mobile library service may be suspended.

Mobile library service will be resumed if conditions allow.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal

Mobile library service will be suspended.

Mobile library service will be resumed if the signal is cancelled or lowered to Signal No.3 or below before 10 a.m. and the conditions so allow.

If the signal is cancelled or lowered to Signal No.3 or below at or after 10 a.m., mobile library service will remain suspended on that day.

 

“Extreme Conditions” is in force before Mobile Library Opening Hours

“Extreme Conditions” is cancelled

“Extreme Conditions”*

Mobile library service will be suspended.

Mobile library service will be resumed if “extreme conditions” is cancelled before 10 a.m. and the conditions so allow.

If “extreme conditions” is cancelled at or after 10 a.m., mobile library service will remain suspended on that day.

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In the case of serious disruption of public transport services, extensive flooding, major landslides or large-scale power outage caused by a super typhoon, the Government will make an announcement of “extreme conditions”.