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More public libraries and services to be reopened from 3 April onwards

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier. From 3 April, all small libraries will be reopened. More services and facilities including newspapers and periodicals services, reference library and partial computer facilities in all libraries will also be resumed. All libraries will implement special opening hours, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures (including 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). From 7 April, the HKCL and six major libraries will resume normal opening hours with arrangement of cleaning session. Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Hong Kong Public libraries has resumed calculation of overdue fines from 5 March, except for mobile libraries. Patrons are advised to return their overdue items as soon as possible to avoid incurring overdue fines. Patrons are advised to renew or return their borrowed items on time to avoid incurring overdue fines.

Arrangements for Opening of Public Libraries under Inclement Weather


23.10.2020

Arrangements for Static Libraries during 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 during 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”.