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More public libraries and services to be reopened from 3 April onwards

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier. From 3 April, all small libraries will be reopened. More services and facilities including newspapers and periodicals services, reference library and partial computer facilities in all libraries will also be resumed. All libraries will 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). From 7 April, the HKCL and six major libraries will resume normal opening hours with arrangement of cleaning session. Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Hong Kong Public libraries has resumed calculation of overdue fines from 5 March, except for mobile libraries. Patrons are advised to return their overdue items as soon as possible to avoid incurring overdue fines. Patrons are advised to renew or return their borrowed items on time to avoid incurring 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.

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