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Basic Law Library Collection

Start date:

20 Dec 2004


It now stocks over 19,000 items of reference materials such as books, journals, multimedia information, CD-ROMs, e-databases and newspaper clippings covering the following subjects:

  • Publications relating to constitutional law, administrative law, human rights and civic rights;
  • Materials on the Basic Law of HKSAR issued by the Government, professional bodies, academic institutions, and community organizations etc.;
  • Documents and newspaper clippings relating to the drafting and implementation of the Basic Law; and
  • Records of court judgments relating to the Basic Law.
Location: Basic Law Library , 5/F of  City Hall Public Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library


The Basic Law Library is a joint project of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Basic Law Institute. The Library was opened on 20 December 2004 and is managed by the Hong Kong Public Libraries. The Basic Law Library located at the 5/F of City Hall Public Library has an area of about 210m2 . Internet and Digital Service workstations, CD-ROM workstation, Library Catalogue terminal and Wi-Fi.HK service for internet access are available for public access

It is basically a reference library aiming to serve the general public. Legal professionals, schools and organizations are also welcome. Readers can make use of the collection for better understanding and research on the Basic Law of the HKSAR and related subjects.

Related links:

Search the Special Collection Library Catalogue  Library's Online Public Access Catalogue


Please call (852) 2921 2529 or using the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service .