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Latest arrangements 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 15 July 2020 (Wednesday), all public libraries and their students’ study room will be temporarily closed. All book drop services of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and those located at three MTR stations as well as the self-service library stations (at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai) will also suspend services. Public libraries will continue to provide online services such as e-Books and e-Databases. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, due date of reservation pick up will be extended and the maximum number of renewal increased accordingly. All library programmes will be cancelled. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements details.

 

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.

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