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Special Library Opening Hours

There will be special opening hours for all branches of Hong Kong Public Libraries on the day following the Chung Yeung Festival (26th October 2020). Please refer to the Library Notice for details.

Hong Kong Public Libraries to be reopened from 29 September resuming normal opening hours

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major libraries and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier (17 Sep).  From 29 September, all other 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will resume service. All reopened public libraries and their students’ study rooms will resume normal opening hours. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures, including arrangement of cleaning sessions. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of all libraries with normal opening hours, counting of overdue fines shall be resumed from 19 October 2020. Readers are advised to return the overdue items in order not to incur overdue fines.

Introduction

Being designated as a Depository Library of the United Nations (UN) in 1979, the Hong Kong Public Libraries has been building up its UN Depository Collection since then. At present, the Hong Kong Central Library is keeping the depository collections of 9 international organizations, including :

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • European Union (EU)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • World Bank (WB)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)

The above depository collections are mainly kept in the Central Reference Library on the 8/F of the Hong Kong Central Library. Please refer to the links of specific collections for details.

Highlights of Recent Additions
New Additions - February 2019
New Additions - April 2019
New Additions - June 2019
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New Additions - October 2019
New Additions - December 2019
New Additions - February 2020
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New Additions - June 2020
New Additions - August 2020