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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.

International Maritime Organization Depository Collection

Start date:

August 1997 

Coverage: New IMO publications in English and Chinese Language
Location: Central Reference Library , 8/F of Hong Kong Central Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library
Introduction: Established in 1948, the International Maritime Organization has been recognized as the specialized agency of the United Nations in the field of shipping since 1959. It aims to provide machinery for co-operation among governments on international shipping matters, to ensure high standards of safety at sea and to prevent pollution of the sea from ships. The Library has been designated the depository library of the IMO since August 1997. Currently more than 300 items have been deposited, including both English and Chinese publications. Among them are international conventions, codes, resolutions, recommendations, guidelines and manuals.
Related links:

The International Maritime Organization Homepage at http://www.imo.org/EN/Pages/Default.aspx
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Please call (852) 2921 0222 or using the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service .