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Latest arrangement 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 2 December (Wednesday), the Hong Kong Central Library, six major libraries and 31 district libraries with their Students’ Study Room will implement special opening hours to provide limited services including lending and returning of library materials and picking up reserved library materials. 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will be temporarily closed until further notice. Book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai will continue to provide services. During the period, public libraries will maintain the precautionary measures which include limiting the number of people entering the library and arranging cleaning break between sessions. Other library facilities including newspapers and periodicals areas, Computer and Information Centres, computer facilities, as well as hiring facilities, will be closed. Please refer to the Details.

Opening Hours for Public Libraries and Study Rooms

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Hong Kong Central Library, 6 Major Libraries and 31 District Libraries and their Students' Study Room have implemented special opening hours from 2 December 2020 with cleaning break between sessions, library service will be temporarily suspended during cleaning break. Whereas the remaining 32 Small Libraries and all Mobile Libraries will be temporarily closed until further notice.

Libraries to be reopened

  • Hong Kong Central Library
  • Six major libraries (namely City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library)
  • 31 district libraries (namely Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Cheung Chau, Fa Yuen Street, Fanling, Lai Chi Kok, Lam Tin, Lockhart Road, Ma On Shan, Ngau Chi Wan, Ngau Tau Kok, North Kwai Chung, North Point, Po On Road, Quarry Bay, San Po Kong, Sai Kung, Shek Tong Tsui, Sheung Shui, Shui Wo Street, South Kwai Chung, Tai Hing, Tai Po, Tiu Keng Leng, To Kwa Wan, Tseung Kwan O, Tsing Yi, Tung Chung, Yau Ma Tei, Yuen Chau Kok and Yuen Long Public Library)

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

Please note Library Notices for special opening hours on public holidays and arrangements for opening of public libraries under inclement weather.
* All libraries will be closed on the following public holidays : New Year's Day, The First, Second and Third Day of the Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

** Except library closing day or public holidays, libraries will be closed at 5:00pm on the following days: New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year's Eve, Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas Eve.

Library - Special opening hours

Service Hours Sessions
Monday to Saturday:
1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Cleaning:
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holidays:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Cleaning:
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Students’ Study Room - Special opening hours

Service Hours Sessions
Monday to Saturday:
1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Cleaning:
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holidays:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Cleaning:
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.