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Partial reopening of Public Libraries from 19 February

From 19 February 2021, the Hong Kong Central Library, six major and 31 district libraries reopened their adult library, young adult library, children's library; and offer lending and returning of library materials and collection of reserved items. The libraries 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). Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and self-service library stations will continue to provide service.

Calculation of overdue fines will be resumed from 5 March for all library items borrowed before the reopening of public libraries and not returned or successfully renewed before 5 March, except those borrowed from the mobile libraries. Readers are advised to return the overdue items in order not to incur overdue fines.

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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Enquiries:

Please call (852) 2921 0222 or using the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service .