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Hong Kong Central Library Compulsory Testing Notice

In view of the Compulsory Testing Notice issued by the Government, persons who had visited the Hong Kong Central Library from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4 January 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 5 January 2022 or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 6 January 2022 must strictly follow the compulsory testing requirements and undergo the tests on time as required. Details of the compulsory testing notice are available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website via the following link.

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Government has announced that social distancing rules will be extended until 3 February. All public libraries and their students’ study rooms and mobile libraries under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will continue to be temporarily closed. All book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including the book drop services located at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong 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 maintain services. During the period, overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements. (Details)

Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Cards during Examination Season

The deadline for application for Students’ Study Room admission cards during examination season will fall on 30 January 2022, with the postmark date on the envelope taken as the application date. Applicants (including those not yet hold a HKPL library card) can apply for admission cards by post during the temporary closure of public libraries. Please refer to Notes on Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Card for details.

Documents Collection Campaign Collection

Start date:

January 2001 

Coverage: Heritage documents of China or Hong Kong.
Location: Hong Kong Literature Room , 8/F of Hong Kong Central Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library

Introduction:

The Documents Collection Campaign, launched by the Hong Kong Central Library in 2001, aims to collect documents of China or Hong Kong covering materials on arts, literature, society and history for reference and research by the public. The collectibles include rare books and old periodicals, celebrities’correspondences, manuscripts, maps and photographs, old documents of folk customs, etc. Besides, the Library also designated collection codes to well-known scholars such as the “Liu Ching-chih Collection”, “Liu Yi-chang Collection”, “Gao Lu Collection”, “Lau Wai-mai Collection”, “Shu Hong-sing Collection”, “Lo Hong-lit Collection”and “To Cho-yee Collection”, etc.

Related links:

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

Enquiries:

Please call (852) 2921 0323 or using the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service .