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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.

Education Resource Centre Collection

Start date:

October 2005


The Education Resource Centre (ERC) now stocks more than 50,000 items, including books, journals, electronic resources and e-databases, covering various subjects on education.

Location: Education Resource Centre , 9/F of Kowloon Public Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library.


This Centre is set up by the Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for use by the general public, students, teaching professionals and working populations who strive for continuing study and self-learning in education and related subjects. The ERC is located on the 9th Floor of Kowloon Public Library and has an area of about 200m2 . In addition to providing a reference collection on all aspects of education to the general public, it also provides students and working populations with information on language learning resources particularly in Chinese and English.

Website of Thematic Resources:

Web-based Education Resource Centre

Related links:

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Please call (852) 2926 4062 or using the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service .