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Business and Industry Library Collection

Start date:

September 2003

Coverage: In addition to the present collection of about 35,000 volumes of business and industry reference books and journals, microforms, CD-ROMs and e-databases.
Location: Business and Industry Library , 11/F of City Hall Public Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library


To cooperate with the opening of the Hong Kong Central Library in 2001, part of the City Hall reference collection was transferred to the Hong Kong Central Library. At the same time, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department planned to set up a Business and Industry Library in the City Hall Reference Library to better serve the business and industry sectors as well as members of the general public who are interested in these subjects. The collection covering the following materials:

  • Reference books on business and industry: books on finance, banking, securities, insurance, logistics, business management, trade regulations, industrial technology and manufacturing industries, etc.;
  • Journals on business and industry: the Library is now subscribing some 800 journals in Chinese and English from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas to provide up-to-date information and research reports on business and industry of various countries;
  • E-databases: the databases provide timely and easily retrievable information on regional analysis, economic indicators, statistical data, market research reports, company profiles, trade regulations, etc.; and
  • Information on listed companies in Hong Kong: the Library stocks Hong Kong Exchanges Collection, including information such as IPOs, daily quotations, annual reports, etc. of the listed companies in Hong Kong.

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