Cultural and Historical Resources Corners of 18 Districts
The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) has set up a Cultural and Historical Resources Corner at a selected public library in each of the 18 districts since 30 June 2014. The resources corner provides the public with a one-stop reference repository of individual districts on areas such as culture, history and community development. Tie-in activities will also be organised to promote the HKPL’s various collections and increase public awareness of local history and culture.
- To provide a wide range of reference information about local communities;
- To collect and preserve information and documents on local communities;
- To enhance public interest in and awareness of local history and culture; and
- To encourage and promote public engagement in the preservation of local heritage.
Collections and Facilities
The Cultural and Historical Resources Corners provide a collection of Hong Kong Districts Information which comprises a total of more than 10,000 items, including books, maps, audio-visual and multimedia materials and leaflets. It covers subject areas like District Council business, information on local organisations, district activities, traditional culture, religion and festivals, history and celebrities, tourist attractions, sightseeing spots and historical monuments, planned development.
In addition, the HKPL’s Multimedia Information System also provides digitised materials on Hong Kong and all districts. For instance, the “Local Districts Profile” digital collection currently contains about 8,000 items of information, such as over 5,000 photos, newspaper clippings on arts and cultural activities, archives of the former Urban Council and former Regional Council, maps and audio & video recordings. The old photos have captured the landscape and people’s lives in the past, reflecting social changes occurring at different times.
Readers may use computer workstations at the Resources Corners to search the Library Catalogue, access district-based digitised materials in the Multimedia Information System, and browse related electronic resources or other websites.
User Education Programmes
Group sessions will be organised regularly to brief readers on the library’s various collections and help them acquire search skills.
A variety of extension activities, such as subject talks, exhibitions, book displays, will be organised to promote the HKPL’s collections. The aim is to increase public interest in local history and culture, and to enhance their knowledge of and sense of belonging to the local community.
Online Catalogue and Services
Members of the public may search the online Library Catalogue for the collections of Cultural and Historical Resources Corners (click “Advanced Search” and then select the “Hong Kong Districts Information” item in the “Collection” box). Alternatively they can access the Multimedia Information System to view the relevant digital images, listen to or reserve to view the authorised digital audio-visual materials.
Cultural and Historical Resources Corners are provided at the following public libraries:
|Hong Kong Island|
|Central & Western||City Hall Public Library||10/F, City Hall High Block, Central||2921 2672|
|Eastern||Chai Wan Public Library||4/F - 5/F, Chai Wan Municipal Services Building, 338 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan||2921 5055|
|Southern||Aberdeen Public Library||3/F, Aberdeen Municipal Services Building, 203 Aberdeen Main Road, Aberdeen||2921 1055|
|Wan Chai||Lockhart Road Public Library||3/F - 5/F, Lockhart Road Municipal Services Building, 225 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai||2879 5560|
|Kowloon City||Kowloon Public Library||5 Pui Ching Road, Kowloon||2926 4062|
|Yau Tsim Mong||Yau Ma Tei Public Library||G/F & M/F, 250 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei||2928 6055|
|Sham Shui Po||Lai Chi Kok Public Library||G/F - 1/F, 19 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok||2746 4270|
|Wong Tai Sin||San Po Kong Public Library||3/F, San Po Kong Plaza, 33 Shung Ling Street, San Po Kong||2927 6107|
|Kwun Tong||Lam Tin Public Library||5/F - 6/F, Lam Tin Complex, 1 Hing Tin Street, Lam Tin||2927 7055|
|Tai Po||Tai Po Public Library||5/F, Tai Po Complex, 8 Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po||2651 4334|
|Yuen Long||Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library||High Block, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building, 1 Tsui Sing Road, Tin Shui Wai||2126 7520|
|Tuen Mun||Tuen Mun Public Library||1 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun||2450 7129|
|North||Fanling Public Library||2/F, 9 Wo Mun Street, Fanling||2669 4444|
|Sai Kung||Tseung Kwan O Public Library||9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O||2706 8101|
|Sha Tin||Sha Tin Public Library||1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin||2694 3729|
|Tsuen Wan||Tsuen Wan Public Library||38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan||2490 3891|
|Kwai Tsing||South Kwai Chung Public Library||4/F, Kwai Hing Government Offices, 166-174 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung||2429 6338|
|Islands||Tung Chung Public Library||G/F - 1/F, Tung Chung Municipal Services Building, 39 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island||2109 3011|
Note: Please click the link of individual libraries to view their opening hours and location map.