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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 2 December (Wednesday), the Hong Kong Central Library, six major libraries and 31 district libraries with their Students’ Study Room will implement special opening hours to provide limited services including lending and returning of library materials and picking up reserved library materials. 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will be temporarily closed until further notice. Book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai will continue to provide services. During the period, public libraries will maintain the precautionary measures which include limiting the number of people entering the library and arranging cleaning break between sessions. Other library facilities including newspapers and periodicals areas, Computer and Information Centres, computer facilities, as well as hiring facilities, will be closed. Please refer to the Details.

World Bank Depository Collection

Start date:

October 1992 

Coverage: All current publications & other information products produced by the Bank, including books published for the Bank by university presses, country and economic studies, technical papers, annual reports and statistical publications.
Location: Central Reference Library , 8/F of Hong Kong Central Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library
Introduction: The World Bank Collection contains all current publications and information products produced by the bank, including country and economic studies, research projects, technical papers, annual reports and statistical publications providing demographic data, economic, financial and social indicators, as well as books published for the Bank by university presses. Since 1992, the depository collection has acquired some 3,000 volumes. Among the most widely consulted World Bank publications are the "World Development Report", "World Resources", "World Bank Economic Review" and "Commodity markets and the developing countries: a World Bank Business Quarterly."
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The World Bank Homepage at
The World World Bank Open Data at

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