The "Libraries@neighbourhood － Community Libraries Partnership Scheme" is launched by the Hong Kong Public Libraries to provide community-based library services in collaboration with non-profit-making community organizations. Participating organizations are offered block loan of library materials and professional advice for setting up community libraries that meet the needs of their target clients. These community libraries bring library services within quick and easy reach of local residents, particularly children, teenagers, housewives, the elderly, and those who are unable to access normal library facilities.
How to Enrol
To join the partnership scheme, an organisation is required to follow the instructions and submit the duly completed “Library Card Application Form” and “Application for Block Loan of Library Materials” together with a copy of its certificate of registration to the Librarian of any public library. Upon approval of the application, the Librarian will notify the organisation to select library materials at the library. For each block loan, a participating organisation may borrow hundreds of library items for a period of two months. The loan items due for return may be renewed if they are not reserved by other readers. Moreover, we will consider adjusting the arrangement on matters such as the quantity of library materials to be borrowed, loan period and transportation of library materials having regard to individual circumstances. For details, please contact our Librarians.