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Special Notice

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, library facilities including Hong Kong Central Library and the six major libraries (City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library) reopened earlier this month will be temporarily closed starting from March 23 (Monday). Other public libraries and their Students’ Study Room, Mobile Libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. 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. During the period, 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 will be increased accordingly. Please refer to the 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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New Additions - February 2019
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